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Highlights: ‘Worst has passed’, says NDRF chief on Cyclone Nisarga situation

Cyclone Nisarga made landfall at 11.30 am today morning south of Alibag in Maharastra’s Raigad district with strong winds of 120 to 140kmph, higher than expected, making it the second severe cyclone to hit Mumbai since 1961.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Jun 04, 2020 00:00 IST
Highlights: ‘Worst has passed’, says NDRF chief on Cyclone Nisarga situation

Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Mahasrashtra's coastal town of Alibag, around 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Mumbai, on Wednesday afternoon.

It then crossed Maharashtra's coast, with its path veering to the east of Mumbai and its power expected to weaken by Wednesday night, they added.

The cyclone brought heavy rainfall -- with winds of 100-110 kilometres per hour and gusts of up to 120 kph. Mumbai experienced downpours throughout the afternoon, with strong winds toppling trees in some cases.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General SN Pradhan said that 1 lakh people have been evacuated from the cyclone spot so far and 21 teams of the response force have been deployed in Maharashtra, whereas 22 teams have been deployed in the state of Gujarat.

01:44 PM IST

Nearly 1 lakh evacuated from cyclone spot, says NDRF Chief

SN Pradhan, the Director General of the National Disaster Response Force said around 43 teams have been deployed, out of which 21 are iin the state of Maharashtra. He aslo mentioned that nearly 1 lakh people have been evacuate from the cyclone spot, reports ANI.

01:02 PM IST

No vehicular movement permitted on Bandra-Worli sea link, says Mumbai Police

In view of Cyclone Nisarga which has begun the landfall process, Mumbai Police issued an order stating that no movement of vehicles will be allowed on the Bandra-Worli sea link, reports ANI.

12:26 PM IST

Indian Coast Guard mobilises eight relief teams in Maharashtra

The Indian Coast Region has mobilised 8 disaster relief teams for the state of Maharashtra to respond to any requirement of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief due to the impact of Cyclone Nisarga, reports ANI.

12:21 PM IST

More than 13,000 people evacuated to safer places in Raigad

In view of Cyclone Nisarga which made landfall between Murud and Revdanda in Maharashtra’s Raigad district, Nidhi Chaudhary, Raigad Collector said that a total of 13, 541 people have been evacuated to safer places, reports ANI.

12:12 PM IST

Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall in Maharashtra’s Raigad

Cyclone Nisarga, which has now intensified into a severe cyclonic storm made landfall between Murud and Revdanda in Maharashtra’s Raigad district. This was confirmed by the National Disaster Response Force.

11:46 AM IST

Nearly 40k evacuated to safer zones from Maharashtra

Anup Shrivastava, Commandant of the National Disaster Response Force said that around 40,000 people have been evacuated to safer places till now from various locations of Maharashtra, reports ANI.

11:18 AM IST

Cyclone Nisarga’s impact will weaken by midnight, says IMD

Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, the DGM of India Meteorological Department said that wind speed of about 80 to 90 kmph expected over Maharashtra's Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg & Palghar. Over Gujarat's Navsari & Valsad wind speed of about 60-80 kmph is expected. By midnight it will weaken & by tomorrow morning it will become depression, reports ANI.

10:56 AM IST

Maharashtra CMO releases list of Do's and Dont's as state braces for Cyclone Nisarga's impact

The Maharashtra chief minister's office released a list of dos and dont's as the state prepares for Cyclone Nisarga which has now turned into a severe cyclonic storm, reports ANI.

10:30 AM IST

Thousands evacuated from Gujarat’s coastal areas

Around 43,000 people living near the coastline in Gujarat's Valsad and Navsari districts were evacuated and shifted to safe regions as the state braces for Cyclone Nisarga's impact. The state government mentioned that a total of 13 teams of the National Disaster Response Force and six teams of the State Disaster Response Force have been deployed at different locations, reports PTI.

10:15 AM IST

Cyclone Nisarga to make landfall in Maharashtra between 1 pm and 4 pm: IMD

Scientists said Cyclone Nisarga has intensified with wind speed of 100 to 110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has refined its landfall forecast, now likely just south of Alibag between 1 pm and 4 pm,

Nisarga is now 130 km south-southwest of Alibagh; 175 km south-southwest of Mumbai and 400 km south-southwest of Surat.

10:07 AM IST

Cyclone Nisarga intensifies into severe cyclonic storm, says IMD

The India Meteorological Department said that Cyclone Nisarga has now become a severe cyclonic storm and is 200 km away from Mumbai. It is moving north easterly towards Alibag in Raigad district and will cross the south of Alibag between 1 pm to 3 pm this afternoon, reports ANI.

09:41 AM IST

Wind speed along the Konkan coast to increase during landfall period, says IMD

The India Meteorological Department said wind is s picking up along the Maharashtra coast. .Ratnagiri recorded 55 kmph this morning The wind speed is reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph prevails along and off Konkan coast. It'll gradually increase becoming 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph in afternoon during landfall time, reports ANI.

09:32 AM IST

Structured inspection of Covid-19 health centres set up in BMC area to be done again amid cyclone impact

The Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation said that as per the India Meteorological Department, there's possibility of 'nature' cyclones or strong winds with rains in BMC area and hence structured inspection of Coronavirus Health Centers set up temporarily at various places in BMC area should be done again by concerned contractors, reports ANI.

09:10 AM IST

Goa receives heavy rains, flooding in low lying areas

The state of Goa experienced heavy rains and gusty winds due to formation of a low pressure area in the Arabian Sea, causing flooding in some low lying parts of the state. The India Meteorological Department has advised fishermen not to venture into waters due to sea conditions being rough, reports PTI.

08:57 AM IST

Special trains for Mumbai rescheduled

Mumbai, already suffering the wrath of the Coronavirus outbreak braces for the impact of Cyclone Nisarga. Taking all precautionary measures, the Central Railways rescheduled several special trains which were supposed to arrive or depart from the state capital today. According to the Central Railways, the timings of trains for Gorakhpur, Darbhanga, Varanasi and for some other places which were earlier scheduled to leave the financial capital in the morning have now been changed, reports ANI.

First published: Jun 03, 2020 07:12 IST