Cyclone Nisarga latest updates: Maharashtra CM appeals to people to stay indoors on June 3 and 4
Cyclone Nisarga in Maharashtra latest updates: The cyclonic storm is expected to inundate low-lying areas, especially in cities like Mumbai and cause structural damage from falling trees and power poles.Updated: Jun 02, 2020 20:55 IST
Maharashtra and Gujarat remain on standby as the deep depression in the Arabian Sea intensified into a cyclonic storm on Tuesday. The cyclonic storm will cross the north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts on the evening of June 3, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has confirmed.
The cyclonic storm is expected to inundate low-lying areas, especially in cities like Mumbai and cause structural damage from falling trees and power poles.
The severe cyclonic storm, according to IMD, will have a wind speed of 90-105 kmph when it crosses the coast on June 3.
Here are the latest updates:
-- IndiGo cancels 17 flights to and from Mumbai
The IndiGo airline has cancelled 17 flights to and from Mumbai due to severe cyclonic storm currently moving towards the country’s western coasts. The airline will only operate three flights from Mumbai on June 03, 2020. All the passengers of the affected domestic flights are being notified.
-- PM Modi has assured all help in combating cyclone: CM Thackery
The chief minister said that Prime Minister had called him and assured of central help in combating cyclone,-
-- Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray addresses people through social media
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has appealed to people to stay indoors on Wednesday and Thursday
- Deployment of NDRF teams increases in Maharashtra
With the cyclone expected to make the landfall in Mumbai in less than 24 hours now, 3 teams of NDRF have been deployed in the city. More NDRF teams have also been sent to Raigad (4 teams with 2 enroute), Palghar (2 teams), Thane (2 teams with 1 enroute), Ratnagiri (2 teams with 1 enroute), Sindhudurg (1 team) and Navi Mumbai (1 team enroute).
- Indian Navy gears up for relief and rescue ops in Cyclone Nisarga
With the impending landfall of Cyclone Nisarga in the next 24 hours, authorities are racing against time to deal with it and ensure minimum damage to life and property from the cyclonic storm. Nisarga is expected to make landfall very close to Alibagh in Maharashtra on the afternoon of June 3. An alert has been sounded in Mumbai, its suburban districts, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts in view of the cyclonic storm.
- Deep depression in Arabian Sea intensifies into cyclone: IMD DG
The deep depression in the Arabian Sea has intensified into a cyclonic storm and will cross the north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts on June 3, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.
- PM reviews cyclonic conditions in western coast
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took stock of the situation in the wake of cyclonic conditions in western India. “Took stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone conditions in parts of India’s western coast,” the prime minister tweeted.”Praying for everyone’s well-being. I urge people to take all possible precautions and safety measures,” he said.
- 10 NDRF teams deployed as cyclonic storm approaches, says Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 10 teams at various places in Maharashtra.
The NDRF teams have surveyed the region and have been conducting briefing for the people to explain the damage likely to be caused by the cyclone.
- Indian Coast Guard ships, aircraft relay warnings
Indian Coast Guard ships, aircraft and on shore stations are continuously relaying warnings about impending adverse weather to merchant vessels and fishermen.
- 5 teams from Andhra Pradesh will also be deployed in Mumbai for rescue operations