Strong winds and rain hit the Ratnagiri area in Maharashtra. As per India Metrological Department (IMD) ‘Nisarga cyclone’ is likely to cross North Maharashtra and South Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar town in Raigad district and Daman. The cyclonic storms are moving with a wind speed of 100-110 Kmph blowing to 120 Kmph. It will be India’s second cyclonic hit after cyclone Amphan created havoc in West Bengal a week ago.
A few days back, IMD issued a warning to the Indian government about cyclone ‘Nisarga’ which is likely to hit Maharashtra Gujarat on 3rd June. The government responded immediately by developing 16 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) with 6 teams in Gujarat and 10 teams in Maharashtra. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has evacuated around 25000 slum dwellers living close to the sea in Mumbai.
Hundreds of people living close to various beaches in Mumbai are being shifted to safer places on Wednesday in light of cyclone ‘Nisarga’ which has made landfall near Alibaug, 95 km from here, police said. Mumbai Police and BMC are taking all precautionary measures to minimise any damage likely to be caused by the cyclone, an official said.