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Here's how Maharashtra is preparing for Cyclone Nisarga


Here's how Maharashtra is preparing for Cyclone Nisarga
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Cyclonic storm, Nisarga is expected to hit western Maharashtra coastline on June 3. Cyclone Nisarga will be the first tropical cyclone to hit Maharashtra in 129 years. Accordingly, Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburbs, Thane, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Sindhudurg have been alerted and the state government has directed disaster management and rehabilitation department to be ready.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on Monday, had spoken with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray through video conferencing and reviewed the state's preparedness. As of now, thirty-one teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Among which, nine units of the NDRF have been deployed for rescue operations while six SDRF units have been kept on standby for Maharashtra.

Chief Minister Thackeray has appealed to the fishermen to not venture into the sea and District Collectors have also been directed to ensure that there is no loss of life. He also said that the people living in slums have already been directed through loudspeakers to evacuate.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also has made arrangements to deal with the storm in Mumbai. The civic body has already increased manpower in its main control room and ward control room. The municipal corporation has also asked the ward officials to identify areas that will be affected and evacuate the people from these areas.

Meanwhile, IMD on Tuesday said that Cyclone Nisarga may further intensify into a "severe cyclonic storm" in the next 24 hours and Mumbai and neighbouring districts have been placed on high alert.

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