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Cyclone Nisarga: 45 NDRF teams deployed in Maharashtra, Gujarat

As per the latest development noted by the IMD, the cyclone Nisarga will make landfall south of Mumbai near Harihareshwar in Raigad district.

Cyclone Nisarga: 45 NDRF teams deployed in Maharashtra, Gujarat
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In the backdrop of Cyclone Nisarga which will hit the coastal regions in Maharashtra and Gujarat, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 45 teams. The cyclone is likely to make landfall in Alibaug, Raigad district. 

In Maharashtra, 20 NDRF teams have been deployed for rescue operations. 8 teams have been deployed in Mumbai, followed by 5 teams in Raigad, one team in Sindhudurg and two NDRF teams each have been deployed in Palghar, Thane and Ratnagiri. 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) earlier issued a high alert in coastal regions of Maharashtra and Gujarat amid the threat of Cyclone Nisarga which has been predicted to hit the west coast on June 3. 

As per the latest development noted by the IMD, the cyclone Nisarga will make landfall south of Mumbai near Harihareshwar in Raigad district. The cyclone is expected to extend from Mumbai to Daman in South Gujarat and the winds may increase anytime. 

The IMD said that the wind gusting will happen at the speed of 90-105 km per hours when it crosses the coast on June 3. The additional NDRF teams were airlifted while five of them came from Visakhapatnam. 

Earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the concerned departments including disaster management, relief and rehabilitation are prepared to tackle the situation. Moreover, fishermen have been asked to not venture in the sea and the coast guards have been notified. 

The slum dwellers residing in low-lying areas of Mumbai have been instructed to evacuate before the cyclone hits the coasts. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has requested the citizens to not go near the sea and stand under trees and pillars. 

On Tuesday, Thackeray also appealed the people residing in Mumbai and along with the coastal line in Maharashtra to not step outside their homes. All fishermen on the coastline have been contacted have returned home, he said. 

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