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Cyclone Nisarga: Uddhav Thackeray discusses Maharashtra's preparedness with Amit Shah

In the virtual meeting with Shah, Thackeray informed that Mumbai city and its suburbs along with Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg are on high-alert for the cyclone.

Cyclone Nisarga: Uddhav Thackeray discusses Maharashtra's preparedness with Amit Shah
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday held a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the state’s preparedness ahead of the Cyclone Nisarga. 

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. 

In the virtual meeting with Shah, Thackeray informed that Mumbai city and its suburbs along with Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg are on high-alert for the cyclone. 

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. According to the Union Home Ministry, 16 units of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed for rescue operations and seven teams are on stand by. 

It has been learned that 3 NDRF teams have been deployed in Mumbai followed by two teams in Palghar and Raigad each. One NDRF team each has been deployed in Thane and Ratnagiri.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has requested the citizens to not go near the sea and stand under trees and pillars. The civic body said that it working toward ensuring that there are no causalities due to the cyclone. 

Meanwhile, Thackeray is holding cabinet meeting to review the situation and preparedness of the Maharashtra government ahead of the cyclone Nisarga. 

On Wednesday, the IMD issued a red alert in Mumbai and surrounding areas indicating heavy rains due to the cyclone. The IMD has four-colour coded warning and the same is issued depending upon the intensity. For June 3, a red-colour coded warning has been issued to coastal regions in Maharashtra. 

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