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Don't step outside for two days: Uddhav Thackeray on Cyclone Nisarga

Thackeray warned the residents in Mumbai of a possible power cut while asking them to charge their electrical gadgets and emergency lights.

Don't step outside for two days: Uddhav Thackeray on Cyclone Nisarga
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday appealed the people in Mumbai to not step outside their homes for two days as the Cyclone Nisarga will hit the coastal regions in the state. 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has 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. 

While addressing the citizens on social media, the Chief Minister said that the IMD has suggested that the cyclone will make landfall near Alibaug by June 3 afternoon and the winds gusting at the speed of 100-125 km per hour. 

Thackeray warned the residents in Mumbai of a possible power cut while asking them to charge their electrical gadgets and emergency lights. Those living along the coastline should stay in their house and remain cautious, he said. 

Thackeray requested people to not leave their home for two days as these are going to be crucial since the cyclone could be more severe than the ones faced by the state till now.  

“We were easing the lockdown from June 3. But, considering the impact of the impending cyclone, I am requesting you to refrain from leaving home for two crucial days, that is, tomorrow and day after,” the official handle of CMO Maharashtra tweeted. 

The Chief Minister said that the activities which were allowed to operate including offices and industries shall remain close for two days. However, Thackeray said that the state was prepared with a total of 19 NDRF and SDRF teams deployed at required places. 

“The Army, Navy, Air Force are on standby. A total of 19 teams of the NDRF (15) and SDRF (4) have been deployed wherever needed and five more teams are ready for additional help,” Thackeray said while adding that the state has full support from the central government. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah have assured full support to Maharashtra ahead of the Cyclone Nisarga, he said. 

Thackeray further informed that all fishermen on the coastline have been contacted have returned home. They have been asked to not venture the seat for at least two days, he said. 

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