The Meteorological Department of India (IMD) has issued a red alert in Mumbai as cyclone Nisarga moves towards the coastal city. According to reports, this will be the first tropical cyclone to hit the state of Maharashtra in 129 years! Nisarga is a cyclonic storm that has turned into a deep depression and is now moving north rapidly in the Arabian Sea. The cyclone is expected to make landfall in Maharashtra and Gujarat on Wednesday, June 3.

Referring to this, the IMD department said, "It is about 280 km west-east of Panjim (Goa) in the east-central Arabian Sea, 490 km south-south-west (Maharashtra) from Mumbai and 710 km south of Surat. Located in the west. Gujarat) ".

There is a possibility of flood due to cyclones. The Central Water Commission (CWC) has already issued warnings about the same in areas such as Thane, Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Palghar, Sindhudurg, and Nashik. In addition, tidal waves are expected to reach the coastal areas of North Maharashtra and South Gujarat during the afternoon of 3 June.

The IMD further warned and said, "Thereafter there is a lot of possibility of moving northwards during the next six hours and thereafter crossing north Maharashtra towards northeast and Harihareshwar (in Raigad, Maharashtra) and Daman Beaches are contiguous to the south Gujarat coast during the afternoon of June. 3 ".

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has asked fishermen to stay away from the sea for some time for their safety. The state government has already deployed teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in several risky areas, including Palghar (two teams), Mumbai (three teams), Thane (one team), Raigad (two teams) and Ratnagiri. (One) are included. Team).

Apart from this, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has also deployed NDRF teams in Surat, Bharuch, Navsari, Dang, and Valsad (all South Gujarat districts), Bhavnagar and Amreli in Saurashtra.
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