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Watch: Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall, heavy rain in Alibagh

Cyclone Nisarga: The IMD has issued a red alert in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Dhule, Nandurbar, and Nashik districts of Maharashtra, which indicates the “possibility of extremely heavy rain at isolated places”. Thousands were evacuated in Maharashtra and Gujarat

By: Express Web Desk | Ahmedabad, Mumbai, New Delhi | Updated: June 3, 2020 4:23:16 pm
Fallen trees in Alibagh, Raigad district

Cyclone Nisarga made landfall near Maharashtra’s Raigad district at around 12.30 pm Wednesday. The process will be completed in three hours, the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) said. The storm lies 40 km south of Alibagh, 95 km south of Mumbai and 325 km south of Surat (Gujarat).

This is the second cyclone to strike India in two weeks and the first to hit Mumbai in June in over 100 years. Nisarga is also only the second time since 1902 that a cyclone has developed over the Arabian Sea in June in two consecutive years.

Strong winds have been prevailing over most parts of Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra, including Mumbai, Pune, Palghar, Ratnagiri and Raigad since Wednesday morning. The IMD has issued a red alert in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Dhule, Nandurbar, and Nashik districts of Maharashtra, which indicates the “possibility of extremely heavy rain at isolated places”. Thousands were evacuated in Maharashtra and Gujarat, two states that are hit the worst by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Section 144 has been imposed in Mumbai and the weather department has issued warnings that the wind may cause damage to kaccha houses, roads, power supply, and communication lines, and trees.

Bracing for the impact, the Central Railway (CR) rescheduled special trains and many airlines also cancelled their Mumbai operations. The CR has rescheduled, diverted and regulated some trains on Wednesday, an official said. These include five special trains departing from Mumbai. Three special trains will be either diverted or regulated enroute, he added.  The Indian Navy and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have deployed their teams in coastal districts of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

BMC helpline number: Dial 1916 and press 4

Videos from Mumbai, Gujarat as cyclone Nisarga makes landfall

Cyclone Nisarga, Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates A red alert, indicating extremely heavy rain, has been sounded in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad on Wednesday by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). (Express Photo: Ganesh Shirsekar) Outside CSMT in Mumbai (Express photo/Nirmal Harindran) High tides seen at Tithal beach in Valsad district (Express photo Javed Raja)

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