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Mumbai municipal body activates disaster plan amid fears of flooding

Municipal Commissioner IS Chahal instructed all ward officers to identify evacuees, and safe shelters, and prepare evacuation plans, the BMC said in a press release.
The BMC also announced that it had identified high risk localities as well as residents, who may need to be moved to shelters, which are being readied in municipal schools across the city.(PTI)
The BMC also announced that it had identified high risk localities as well as residents, who may need to be moved to shelters, which are being readied in municipal schools across the city.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 03:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents

Cyclone Nisarga to hit coasts of Gujarat, Maharashtra today

It started as a warning on Sunday for mid-week heavy rains in Mumbai and by Monday, rapidly developed into a red alert for several coastal districts as the deep depression progressed over the Arabian Sea.
As of Tuesday noon, cyclone Nisarga was 280 km west-southwest of Goa, 490 km south-southwest of Mumbai and 710 km south-southwest of Surat.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
As of Tuesday noon, cyclone Nisarga was 280 km west-southwest of Goa, 490 km south-southwest of Mumbai and 710 km south-southwest of Surat.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 06:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Mumbai | ByJayashree Nandi and Badri Das Chatterjee

Cyclone Nisarga latest: Uddhav confirms receiving PM Modi’s call promising help

Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today took stock of the cyclone situation.
Uddhav Thackeray has also asked people in the state to stay indoors for two days on Wednesday and Thursday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Uddhav Thackeray has also asked people in the state to stay indoors for two days on Wednesday and Thursday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 09:14 PM IST
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Cyclone Nisarga forces IndiGo to cancel 17 flights out of Mumbai on Wednesday

IndiGo will operate only three flights of Mumbai on Wednesday to Chandigarh, Ranchi and Patna.
IndiGo decided to curtail its operations in Mumbai due to Cyclone Nisarga.(MINT)
IndiGo decided to curtail its operations in Mumbai due to Cyclone Nisarga.(MINT)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 12:21 AM IST
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Mumbai civic body tweets list of dos and don’ts as Cyclone Nisarga approaches

Cyclone Nisarga is expected to make a landfall very close to Alibagh, 94 km south of Mumbai, on the afternoon of June 3.
Fisherman parked their boats at the bay in Bhayandar as Cyclone Nisarga is about to hit the western shore in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Hindustan Times)
Fisherman parked their boats at the bay in Bhayandar as Cyclone Nisarga is about to hit the western shore in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 09:32 PM IST
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Gujarat braces for Cyclone Nisarga, thousands evacuated from coastal areas

Cyclonic storm Nisarga will have an impact in coastal areas of Gujarat in the form of gusty winds coupled with heavy rainfall in these areas, state MeT centre director Jayanta Sarkar said.
The district administrations of coastal Valsad and Navsari districts in Gujarat are evacuating people ahead of the cyclonic storm Nisarga making a landfall on June 3.(ANI / Twitter)
The district administrations of coastal Valsad and Navsari districts in Gujarat are evacuating people ahead of the cyclonic storm Nisarga making a landfall on June 3.(ANI / Twitter)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 07:56 PM IST
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PM Modi speaks to Maharashtra, Gujarat CMs over Cyclone Nisarga, assures all help

Cyclone Nisarga is expected to make landfall very close to Alibagh, near Mumbai, on the afternoon of June 3.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured the governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat of Centre’s help to deal with Cyclone Nisarga.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured the governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat of Centre’s help to deal with Cyclone Nisarga.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 07:46 PM IST
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Cyclone Nisarga: Railways deploys disaster management teams, won’t stop passenger & Shramik specials

Railways has decided to continue its services on Wednesday when the cyclone will hit Maharashtra and Gujarat
Allahabad: A train halts on inundated railway tracks following heavy rainfall, at a railway station in Prayagraj (Allahabad), Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI9_30_2019_000249A)(PTI)
Allahabad: A train halts on inundated railway tracks following heavy rainfall, at a railway station in Prayagraj (Allahabad), Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI9_30_2019_000249A)(PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 07:02 PM IST
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Ahead of cyclone Nisarga, MMRDA shifts 150 Covid-19 patients at BKC to safer place

According to the meteorological department, the cyclonic storm ‘Nisarga’ over the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours.
Fishing boats are anchored at Versova creek in Uttan ahead of the Cyclone Nisarga, in Thane on Tuesday.(ANI photo)
Fishing boats are anchored at Versova creek in Uttan ahead of the Cyclone Nisarga, in Thane on Tuesday.(ANI photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 06:50 PM IST
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Cyclone Nisarga to be second pre-rain cyclone to hit Maha coast in 129 years: Study

Cyclone Nisarga was officially declared as a cyclonic storm by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), after it intensified from a deep depression on Tuesday afternoon. It is currently located 450 km south-southwest of Mumbai.
Experts have said that pre-monsoon cyclones have become common phenomenon in the Arabian Sea.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Experts have said that pre-monsoon cyclones have become common phenomenon in the Arabian Sea.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 07:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

NDRF airlifts 5 more teams to Mumbai as Cyclone Nisarga closes in

Battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, Mumbai is now bracing itself for the fury of Cyclone Nisarga which is predicted to make landfall at Alibaug, about 90 km away south of the city Wednesday afternoon.
Fishermen with their boat at Mahim Beach as red alert is issued due to the possibility of Cyclone Nisarga, in Mumbai, Tuesday, June 2, 2020.(PTI photo)
Fishermen with their boat at Mahim Beach as red alert is issued due to the possibility of Cyclone Nisarga, in Mumbai, Tuesday, June 2, 2020.(PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 05:04 PM IST
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Indian Navy gears up for relief and rescue ops in Cyclone Nisarga aftermath

Cylone Nisarga: Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command has mobilised adequate resources for flood relief, rescue and diving assistance in the event of excessive rainfall and flooding of both urban and rural areas in coordination with the respective state governments on the Western seaboard.
Fishing boats seen anchored following a warning by IMD or fishermen not to enter the Arabian Sea for the next two days as a precaution against cyclone 'Nisarga', Thane, Maharashtra.(PTI)
Fishing boats seen anchored following a warning by IMD or fishermen not to enter the Arabian Sea for the next two days as a precaution against cyclone 'Nisarga', Thane, Maharashtra.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 04:38 PM IST
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Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai civic body BEST prepares to deal with power supply

The civic agency has further directed all hospitals in the city to ensure that their generators are in working order and there is an uninterrupted power supply so that the treatment of patients is not affected in any manner.
A senior health official said that Cyclone Nisarga is a major challenge for the health facilities Mumbai while they are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A senior health official said that Cyclone Nisarga is a major challenge for the health facilities Mumbai while they are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 03:53 PM IST
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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.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has appealed to the people to stay indoors on June 3 and 4 in view of Cyclone Nisarga(ANI)
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has appealed to the people to stay indoors on June 3 and 4 in view of Cyclone Nisarga(ANI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 08:55 PM IST
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‘Praying for everyone’: PM Narendra Modi takes stock as cyclone Nisarga approaches Mumbai

Western Maharashtra will be hit first by the cyclone Nisarga before it moves northwards and enters Gujarat, predicts the weather department.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he was praying for the safety of people who will likely get hit by Cyclone Nisarga.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he was praying for the safety of people who will likely get hit by Cyclone Nisarga.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 03:39 PM IST
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Nisarga to hit Maharashtra and Gujarat tomorrow, landfall likely near Mumbai: Here’s how the cyclone was named

According to the IMD, cyclone Nisarga is likely to make landfall near Mumbai tomorrow. “The landfall location will be very close to Alibag but extensive damage can be expected in Mumbai also,” said Sunita Devi, in-charge of cyclones at the India Meteorological Department (IMD). 
Satellite image released by NASA shows Cyclone Nisarga roaring toward the western coast of India. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) authorities say that the cyclone brewing in the Arabian sea is expected to cross very close to India's western coast on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.(AP)
Satellite image released by NASA shows Cyclone Nisarga roaring toward the western coast of India. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) authorities say that the cyclone brewing in the Arabian sea is expected to cross very close to India's western coast on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.(AP)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 03:24 PM IST
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Cyclone Nisarga: How was the cyclonic storm set to hit Maharashtra, Gujarat named

Cyclone Nisarga, headed towards the coastline of Maharashtra and Gujarat, comes a week after Cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in West Bengal.
Fishing boats seen anchored at a shore following a warning by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for fishermen not to enter the Arabian Sea for the next two days as a precaution against cyclone 'Nisarga'.(PTI photo)
Fishing boats seen anchored at a shore following a warning by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for fishermen not to enter the Arabian Sea for the next two days as a precaution against cyclone 'Nisarga'.(PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 03:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Cyclone Nisarga will make landfall close to Alibag; parts of Mumbai likely to be inundated

The storm surge is expected to be 1-2 metres above astronomical tide is very likely to inundate low lying areas of Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts and 0.5-1 metre height above the astronomical tide likely to inundate low lying areas of Ratnagiri district during the time of landfall.
Extremely heavy (over 20 cm) rains are expected in parts of Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Palghar etc.(PTI)
Extremely heavy (over 20 cm) rains are expected in parts of Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Palghar etc.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 12:53 PM IST
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Cyclone Nisarga: Landfall expected over Raigad district on Wednesday afternoon

The weather system, currently a deep depression, is located about 280 kilometres (km) west-southwest of Panjim, 490 km south-southwest of Mumbai, and 710 km south-southwest of Surat.
Pre-monsoon cloud formation at city skyline, during the Covid-19 pandemic at Prabhadevi in Mumbai on Monday, June 1, 2020.(HT PHOTO)
Pre-monsoon cloud formation at city skyline, during the Covid-19 pandemic at Prabhadevi in Mumbai on Monday, June 1, 2020.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 11:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

How dangerous is Cyclone Nisarga? IMD issues red alert, low-lying areas to be evacuated

Scientists said that Nisarga could inundate low-lying areas especially in cities like Mumbai and cause structural damage from falling trees and power poles.
Fishing boats seen anchored at a shore following a warning by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for fishermen not to enter the Arabian Sea for the next two days as a precaution against Cyclone Nisarga, at Uttan beach in Thane on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Fishing boats seen anchored at a shore following a warning by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for fishermen not to enter the Arabian Sea for the next two days as a precaution against Cyclone Nisarga, at Uttan beach in Thane on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 12:12 PM IST
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Cyclone Nisarga expected to bring 100 kmph winds: All you need to know

The IMD has issued a red alert for six other districts - Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Dhule, Nandurbar and Nashik, between June 3 and 4.
Fishing boats anchored at the shore following a warning by India Meteorological Department (IMD) for the fishermen to not enter the Arabian Sea for the next two days as a precaution against Cyclone Nisarga, in Thane on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Fishing boats anchored at the shore following a warning by India Meteorological Department (IMD) for the fishermen to not enter the Arabian Sea for the next two days as a precaution against Cyclone Nisarga, in Thane on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 08:02 AM IST
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Was there a cyclone in Mumbai in 1882?

A May 2019 study by America’s Columbia University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) concluded that the 1882 cyclone was a hoax.
Dr Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay from IITM said while Mumbai may never have witnessed a cyclone landfall (hit by a cyclone), the closest it came to was when Cyclone Phyan crossed the Konkan coast and the Mumbai region in November 2009.(PTI Photo)
Dr Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay from IITM said while Mumbai may never have witnessed a cyclone landfall (hit by a cyclone), the closest it came to was when Cyclone Phyan crossed the Konkan coast and the Mumbai region in November 2009.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 05:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

Rainfall favourable for breeding of locusts, but may slow march

“If there are good rains in Rajasthan, they will stay in the desert region and not move away, and if mature swarms come, they will breed here in the next 15 to 30 days depending on weather conditions,” said LWO deputy director K L Gurjar.
Locust swarms pose a severe risk to India’s agriculture this year, the UN has warned, and prompted the authorities to step up vigil, and deploy drones and other equipment to detect their movement.(PTI Photo)
Locust swarms pose a severe risk to India’s agriculture this year, the UN has warned, and prompted the authorities to step up vigil, and deploy drones and other equipment to detect their movement.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 07:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Maharashtra, reeling under Covid-19, braces for Cyclone Nisarga’s impact

Maharashtra, which is already reeling under the highest case load of Covid-19 infections in the country — it crossed the 40,000 mark on Monday — has issued special instructions to officials to devise ways in which positive patients can be shifted to safer locations in case the cyclone makes landfall as expected on Wednesday afternoon.
Strict warnings have been issued to the fishing community to avoid entering the Arabian Sea.(PTI Photo)
Strict warnings have been issued to the fishing community to avoid entering the Arabian Sea.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 04:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByTanushree Venkatraman

Cyclone Nisarga: IMD issues red alert for Mumbai

On Monday, the depression lay 310 km southwest of Panjim in Goa, 570 km south-southwest of Mumbai in Maharashtra and 800 km south-southwest of Surat in Gujarat.
Scientists said that Nisarga, which is likely to make landfall on June 3 afternoon could inundate low lying areas especially in cities like Mumbai and cause structural damage from falling trees and power poles.(PTI Photo)
Scientists said that Nisarga, which is likely to make landfall on June 3 afternoon could inundate low lying areas especially in cities like Mumbai and cause structural damage from falling trees and power poles.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 07:20 AM IST
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Home Minister Amit Shah holds meeting to review preparations to deal with Cyclone Nisarga

Senior officials of concerned agencies NDMA, NDRF, IMD and the Indian Coast Guard attended the meeting with the home minister, according to a statement released by the ministry of home affairs.
Home Minister Amit Shah held a review meeting on preparedness for dealing with the cyclone brewing in Arabian Sea, Monday, June1, 2020.(Photo Credit:HMO /Twitter)
Home Minister Amit Shah held a review meeting on preparedness for dealing with the cyclone brewing in Arabian Sea, Monday, June1, 2020.(Photo Credit:HMO /Twitter)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 06:33 PM IST
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Eye on Cyclone Nisarga, NDRF deploys 9 teams in Maharashtra, Amit Shah chairs review meet

Of the nine NDRF teams deployed in Maharashtra-- three are on standby in Mumbai, two in Palghar, one each in Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, NDRF officials said.
Cyclone Nisarga is likely to make landfall over Palghar district, located around 100 km north of capital city Mumbai by Wednesday evening or at night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.(ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO.)
Cyclone Nisarga is likely to make landfall over Palghar district, located around 100 km north of capital city Mumbai by Wednesday evening or at night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.(ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 06:09 PM IST
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IMD says Nisarga likely to turn into ‘severe cyclonic storm’ on June 3: All you need to know

Nisarga, as a severe cyclonic storm, will have a wind speed of 105-115, gusting to 125 kilometres per hour at 5.30 pm on June 3, the IMD said on Monday.
According to the IMD, super cyclone Nisarga will again weaken into a cyclonic storm in the second half of June 4.(Hindustan Times)
According to the IMD, super cyclone Nisarga will again weaken into a cyclonic storm in the second half of June 4.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 02:07 PM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: Cyclone Nisarga will cross close to Mumbai, shows IMD track and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Very heavy to extremely heavy rain is expected in Konkan, Goa, parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat till Thursday, according to IMD.(HT photo)
Very heavy to extremely heavy rain is expected in Konkan, Goa, parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat till Thursday, according to IMD.(HT photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 01:04 PM IST
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Here’s how to live track cyclonic storm Nisarga

The IMD said that a low-pressure area is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm and cross North Maharashtra and South Gujarat coast on June 3.
The weather department is set to share more details on the intensity and expected damage caused by cyclone Nisarga once it has clearer pictures.(AFP)
The weather department is set to share more details on the intensity and expected damage caused by cyclone Nisarga once it has clearer pictures.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 04:21 PM IST
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