Cyclone Nisarga likely to hit Maha & Gujarat on June 3, Home Minister takes stock

Unlike the devastating cyclone Amphan, the cyclone Nisarga is expected to be less intense when it hits the coast.
When it crosses the coast on the evening of June 3, it will have a speed of 105-110 kmph, the IMD said.

Written by June 1, 2020 21:43

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that a depression in the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm and cross North Maharashtra and South Gujarat coast on June 3.

“It (the storm) is very likely to move nearly northwards initially till Tuesday morning and then recurve north-northeastwards and cross north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts between Harihareshwar (Raigad, Maharashtra) and Daman during evening/night of June 3,” the Cyclone Warning Division said.

Apart from Mumbai, it also has satellite cities like Thane, Navi-Mumbai, Panvel, Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira-Bhayander, Vasai-Virar, Ulhasnagar, Badlapur and Ambernath on its radar.

Unlike the devastating cyclone Amphan, the cyclone Nisarga is expected to be less intense when it hits the coast.
When it crosses the coast on the evening of June 3, it will have a speed of 105-110 kmph, the IMD said.

Home Minister speaks to Maha & Gujarat CMs

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has taken stock of the preparation for an impending cyclone.

Home Minister today held video conference meeting with CMs of Gujarat and Maharashtra and UTs of Dadra & Nagra Haveli and Daman & Diu and assured them of all possible help.

23 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, officials said.

Of the 23 teams of the NDRF, 11 teams were pre-positioned in Gujarat, 10 teams in Maharashtra and two teams in Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the officials said. 10 teams have been put on standby to augment services when required.

A team of the NDRF comprises about 45 personnel.