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Cyclone replenishes lakes in Maharashtra

The Cyclone Nisarga which hit Maharashtra on Wednesday helped fill up seven lakes that supply water to the city of Mumbai.

Cyclone replenishes lakes in Maharashtra
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The Cyclone Nisarga which hit Maharashtra on Wednesday helped fill up seven lakes that supply water to the city of Mumbai. The bigger lakes Bhatsa and Modak Sagar received 75mm and 17mm of rainfall respectively. The smaller ones like Tulsi recorded 36mm and Vihar recorded 21mm.

The tropical storm that hit the city on Wednesday uprooted trees in 25 places while in suburbs trees were uprooted in 55 places. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray is said to visit Alibaug to take stock of the damage caused by Cyclone Nisarga which made landfall in the coastal town. This comes after Uddhav Thackeray asked officials on Thursday to complete panchnamas or inspection reports of losses as a consequence of the cyclone in Raigad district within two days.

CM Uddhav Thackeray in a briefing mentioned that such a cyclone had come to the state after more than 100 years. Thackeray also added that the mobile network services and electricity supply had not been reinstated yet in a lot of places. While acknowledging that it would take 8-10 days to ascertain the quantum of damage, he announced Rs.100 crore to Raigad district as immediate relief. He further thanked the people for effectively aiding the administration.

Several places in Maharashtra, including Mumbai, were put on a high alert due to the threat of tropical cyclone Nisarga. It began the landfall process on June 3 at about 1 in the afternoon near Alibaug in Raigad district. After completing landfall, it weakened into a cyclonic storm. A few hours after Maharashtra was relatively left unharmed by the cyclone, CM Uddhav Thackeray thanked the citizens and the administration. He further expressed his condolences on the loss of lives and the damage in some regions such as Konkan.

Maharashtra which is also dealing with the most number of coronavirus cases in the country has 44,931 cases in Mumbai only.

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