Cyclone Nisarga Likely to Intensify into Severe Cyclonic Storm in Next 24 Hrs, NDRF Deploys 16 Team in Maharashtra, 13 in Gujarat

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New Delhi: With Cyclone Nisarga brewing in Arabian Sea and likely to intensify into Cyclonic Storm in next 24 hours, the NDRF has already deployed 13 teams in Gujarat including 2 kept as reserve and 16 in Maharashtra including 7 teams as reserve, while one team each was deployed for Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. 

NDRF is aiding the State Governments for evacuation of people from low lying coastal areas.

The Depression over Eastcentral Arabian Sea moved northwards with a speed of 11 kmph during past 06 hours intensified into a Deep Depression and lay centred over Eastcentral Arabian Sea about 280 km west-southwest of Panjim (Goa), 490 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 710 km south-southwest of Surat (Gujarat).

It is very likely to move nearly northwards during next 06 hours and recurve north-northeastwards thereafter and cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar (Raigad, Maharashtra) and Daman during the tomorrow afternoon.

According to latest IMD report, Cyclone Nisarga likely to trigger extremely heavy falls at isolated places over north Konkan, north Madhya Maharashtra and south Gujarat region, Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli tomorrow .

Similarly, the squally wind, speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph, is prevailing over East central Arabian Sea. It will gradually increase becoming Gale wind, speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph, over eastcentral Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra & Goa coasts during next 06 hours and further becoming 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph over eastcentral and adjoining northeast Arabian Sea along & off Maharashtra (Raigad, Mumbai, Palghar, Thane) coast from 03rd June morning.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into Eastcentral and Northeast Arabian Sea and along & off Karnataka-Goa-Maharashtra-south Gujarat coasts till 03 rd June.

Damage Expected:

• Major damage to thatched houses/ huts. Roof tops may blow off.
• Unattached metal sheets may fly.
• Damage to power and communication lines.
• Major damage to Kutcha and some damage to Pucca roads. Flooding of escape routes.
• Breaking of tree branches, uprooting of large avenue trees. Damage to banana and papaya trees. Large dead limbs blown from trees.
• Major damage to coastal crops.
• Damage to embankments/ salt pans.

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