Maharashtra, reeling under Covid-19, braces for Cyclone Nisarga's impact

Maharashtra, reeling under Covid-19, braces for Cyclone Nisarga's impact

Hindustan Times

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday held a video-conference with home minister Amit Shah on the state's preparedness for a likely severe cyclonic storm that is expected to make landfall on Wednesday in which at least 20 million people stand to be affected along the Konkan coastline, including Mumbai city.

Maharashtra state officials have snapped into disaster preparation mode as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) sounded a red alert for seven districts, including Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad on Monday, on account of a depression in the Arabian Sea that is expected to form into cyclone Nisarga, a severe cyclonic storm, on June 2 and make landfall on June 3 as well as cause heavy rainfall within inland districts till Thursday.

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