Cyclone Nisarga: Red alert in Maharashtra and Gujarat, landfall likely tonight

Mumbai, June 02: Following the information from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) about the intensifying of cyclone Nisarga, the state government has issued a red alert in the maritime areas.

However, 10 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are making people aware about the cyclone in the coastal areas.

Similarly, 7 teams of Maharashtra’s State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) along with 16 teams of State Reserve Police have been deployed in the 720 km seaside coast of Maharashtra from Raigad to Palghar.

NDRF team Sachin Nalawade said that 10 teams have been deployed to save people from the storm. The team is assigned a boat as per the requirement. Also, there is every kind of preparation to deal with the storm. In view of Corona, PPE kits and sanitizers have also been provided to the team.

Raigad District Magistrate (DM) Nidhi Chaudhary said that two NDRF teams have reached here and two more teams are going to arrive very soon.

“Necessary preparations are being made in the district to save people from storms. Orders have been issued not to leave the house tomorrow and fishermen not to go to sea on June 3 under any circumstances,” DM added.

A similar order has been issued in Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Mumbai, Mumbai suburbs, Thane and Palghar districts.

DM Palghar Kailash Shinde has also issued a directive to people in the Kinarag area to be alert of the nature fury.

That is why the fishermen who went to sea at Palghar seashore have started returning to shore. In Mumbai city and suburb, people living in slums near the sea shore are being removed and fishermen have been informed that they do not go to sea.

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