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New Delhi: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said that tropical cyclone Nisarga has headed for the Maharashtra coast, and is going to make landfall on June 3 close to Mumbai.”Depression over east-central Arabian Sea lay near latitude 14.4deg N and longitude 71.2deg E about 300 km west-southwest of Panjim, 550 km south-southwest of Mumbai and 770 km south-southwest of Surat,” the IMD added.The organisation has advised, “fishermen not to venture into the southeast Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area and along and off Kerala coast during next 48 hours; east-central Arabian Sea and along with off Karnataka-Goa coasts till June 3 east-central the Arabian Sea along and off Maharashtra coast and the northeast Arabian Sea along and off Gujarat coast during June 3-4.”Yesterday, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said it has positioned nine teams in vulnerable districts – three in Mumbai, two in Palghar, one in Thane, one in Raigad, one in Ratnagiri and one in Sindhudurg.Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani chaired a high level meeting yesterday over Cyclone Nisarga, in Ahmedabad. The cyclone is expected to cross Harihareshwar (Maharashtra) and Daman coast on the evening of June 3.
- Fishermen have been asked to come back from the sea and respective district collectors have been asked to ensure there is no loss of life, a stame from the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s office said.
- Hospitals that are not treating coronavirus patients will be made available for those needing medical assistance, it added.
- The storm may cause major damage to thatched houses, huts, power and communication lines and coastal crops, the weather department has said.
- Steps are being taken to ensure there is no disruption of power supply at a time when the state is battling the coronavirus crisis and thousands of patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals, the NDRF said on Monday.