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Cyclone Nisarga Updates: Two dead, three injured as cyclonic storm reaches Pune after making landfall in Raigad

Cyclone Nisarga Updates:Another death related to the cyclonic storm Nisarg was reported from Pune, reports PTI.Prakash Mokar (52), a resident of Mokarwadi in Haveli tehsil, died after the roof of his house was blown away and he was injured while trying to catch the tin sheets, said an officer from the District Disaster Management Cell.

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Cyclone Nisarga Updates: Two dead, three injured as cyclonic storm reaches Pune after making landfall in Raigad

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Parts of Mumbai, Thane face power cuts, internet issues

Some areas in Mumbai and Thane districts faced power cuts and internet issues due to the Cyclone Nisarga on Wednesday. People in Dombivli are facing periodic power cuts even as the city and adjoining areas were skirted by the cyclonic storm which made landfall in Alibaug.

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June 03, 2020 - 21:22 (IST)

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Cyclone Nisarg's impact felt 'prominently' in Khed and Junnar, says official

Cyclone Nisarg veered off after making landfall and wreaked havoc in Pune district. Two cattle died due to electrocution in Mulshi tehsil while the tin roofs of three schools and a gram panchayat office in Velhe tehsil were blown away due to gusty winds. Pune Zilla Parishad's Chief Executive Officer Ayush Prasad said the impact of the cyclone was felt prominently in Khed and Junnar tehsils and officials are keeping a close watch on the situation.
 
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June 03, 2020 - 20:55 (IST)

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One more death reported in Pune district

Another death related to the cyclonic storm Nisarg was reported from Pune, reports PTI.Prakash Mokar (52), a resident of Mokarwadi in Haveli tehsil, died after the roof of his house was blown away and he was injured while trying to catch the tin sheets, said an officer from the District Disaster Management Cell. 

Two persons have lost their lives in the district while at least three others have been injured.

June 03, 2020 - 20:39 (IST)

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Gujarat escapes brunt of Cyclone Nisarg

 
Cyclone Nisarg did not casue any major damage along the Gujarat coast, said state relief commissioner Harshad Patel. "No untoward incident or human injury has been reported so far due to the cyclone. While the wind speed was normal in south Gujarat region, both Valsad and Navsari received just 2 mm and 7 mm rainfall since morning. The situation is under control," he said.
 
Bracing for the cyclone, the Gujarat government had earlier evacuated over 63,700 people from coastal areas of eight districts and 18 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and six teams of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were deployed for rescue operations.
 
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June 03, 2020 - 20:22 (IST)

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One dead five injured in wall-collapse in Pune's Khed

A 65-year-old woman died and five of her family members were injured in an incident of wall collapse in Khed tehsil of Pune in Maharashtra at around 5 pm, ANI quotes Pune Zilla Parishad CEO Ayush Prasad as saying.

June 03, 2020 - 20:17 (IST)

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June 03, 2020 - 20:14 (IST)

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Kirit Somaiya hits out at MVA govt over condition of makeshift COVID-19 hospital in BKC

BJP leader Kirit Somaiya lashed out at the Uddhav Thackeray-led government over the condition of a makeshift COVID-19 hospital at Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex. He shared a video which on Twitter showed that water had entered structure and demanded to know the details of the contract for the construction of the structure. 

The hospital had earlier been evacuated and people had been shifted to nearby facilities.

June 03, 2020 - 19:47 (IST)

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Heavy rain likely in Nashik, Dhule and Nandurbar, says IMD

 
After making landfall at Alibaug in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Wednesday afternoon, cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' is moving north-east and is likely to impact Nashik, Dhule and Nandurbar districts, which may witness heavy showers with gusty winds, an IMD official said.
 
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June 03, 2020 - 19:42 (IST)

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Pune Fire department receives 69 calls

The department has responded to 60 calls related to tree uprooting and 9 calls related to waterlogging till evening today, ANI quotes Fire brigade dept, Pune Municipal Corporation as saying.

June 03, 2020 - 19:39 (IST)

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Threat posed to Mumbai lessened, says state revenue minister

The threat posed by Cyclone 'Nisarga' to Mumbai has lessened, but the next few hours will be quite crucial, Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said. He also said trees got uprooted at various places and power supply snapped as poles fell. Thorat said authorities in Pune, Nashik and Ahmednagar are on alert considering the trajectory of the cyclone.

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June 03, 2020 - 19:27 (IST)

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One death reported in Maharashtra's Raigad district

A 58-year-old man died after an electric pole fell on him in Alibaug area of Raigad, Maharashtra today, ANI quotes  District Collector Nidhi Choudhari as saying.

Cyclone Nisarga Updates: Another death related to the cyclonic storm Nisarg was reported from Pune, reports PTI.Prakash Mokar (52), a resident of Mokarwadi in Haveli tehsil, died after the roof of his house was blown away and he was injured while trying to catch the tin sheets, said an officer from the District Disaster Management Cell.

A 65-year-old woman died and five of her family members were injured in an incident of wall collapse in Khed tehsil of Pune in Maharashtra at around 5 pm, ANI quotes Pune Zilla Parishad CEO Ayush Prasad as saying.

After making landfall at Alibaug in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Wednesday afternoon, cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' is moving north-east and is likely to impact Nashik, Dhule and Nandurbar districts, which may witness heavy showers with gusty winds, an IMD official said.

A 58-year-old man died after an electric pole fell on him in Alibaug area of Raigad, Maharashtra today, ANI quotes  District Collector Nidhi Choudhari as saying.

According to the 5 pm bulletin issued by the IMD, Cyclone Nisarg was expected to weaken into a cyclonic storm by evening however strong winds were expected to continue along the coastline of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

At least two flights that were supposed to land in Pune from Delhi and Hyderabad were diverted to Surat and Hyderabad, respectively. A Pune-Delhi flight was cancelled as the city witnessed heavy rains and gusty winds due to the cyclone, reports PTI.

The BMC on Wednesday said that it had provided food and water to people evacuated to temporary safety shelters.

"The BMC shifted 10,840 people from areas near the sea coast and landslide prone locations to 35 municipal schools where temporary accommodation facilities have been set up. They were provided food and water," the BMC said.

The IMD said that the Cyclone Nisarga will weaken into a cyclonic storm by late evening, and by Wednesday night, it will weaken into a deep depression.

The IMD said that the current intensity of Cyclone Nisarga is at 90-100 kmph, and is gusting at 110 kmph.

"NISARGA LAY CENTERED AT 14.30 HOURS ON 03 JUNE 2020 OVER COASTAL MAHARASHTRA CLOSE TO EAST-SOUTHEAST OF ALIBAGH, 75 KILOMETRES SOUTHEAST OF MUMBAI (COLABA) AND 65 KILOMETRES WEST OF PUNE," the tweet said.

Due to Cyclone Nisarga hitting parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat on Wednesday, Mumbai Police said that vehicular movement on the Bandra-Worli sea link has been suspended.

"In light of #CycloneNisarga, no vehicular movement is permitted on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link," the Mumbai Police tweeted.

No flights will take-off or land from Mumbai on Wednesday till 7 pm in view of Cyclone Nisarga, ANI quoted authorities of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport as saying.

According to IMD, the landfall process of cyclone Nisarga will be completed in the next hour. The weather department further predicted that the cyclonic storm is likely to move northeastwards.

The right side of the wall cloud passed through coastal region of Maharashtra, mainly the Raigad district. The cyclone Nisarga will gradually enter into Mumbai and Thane districts of Maharashtra during the next three hours, the IMD said in a statement.

The wind speed of the cyclone is currently 100-110 kilometres per hour, it added.

Currently cyclone Nisarga is making landfall in south of Alibaug with strong wind speeds between 120-140 kmph.

Cyclone Nisarga is likely to make landfall in Maharashtra in the next hour and the process will be completed during the next three hours, said IMD.

As many as 40,000 people have been evacuated to safer places till now from various sea belt locations in Maharashtra, said Anup Shrivastava, Commandant National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

Cyclone Nisarga will cross Maharashtra coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, very close to Alibag between 1 pm to 4 pm, said Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, DGM, IMD, on Wednesday.

While crossing the coast it will have strong winds of 100-120 kmph over Mumbai,Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra, said Mohapatra.

Five airlines will operate a total of 19 flights, including 11 departures and eight arrivals, from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Wednesday. Th airlines include Air Asia India, Air India, IndiGo, GoAir and SpiceJet.

Due to the approaching cyclone, passengers have been asked to check with their respective airlines for any changes to the schedule before leaving for the airport.

The IMD warned on Wednesday that the wind speed of cyclone Nisarga was picking up along the coast. Ratnagiri recorded 55 kmph at 8.30 am while the storm moved at a speed of 75 kmph along Konkan coast.

"It will gradually increase becoming 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph in the afternoon during landfall time," said IMD.

The eye of the cyclone Nisarga - an area of calm weather in the center of the storm - is about 65 km as observed through radar, said the IMD.

The cyclonic storm will make landfall near Alibaug, about 100 km from Mumbai, triggering heavy rainfall and wind with speed up to 110 kilometre per hour, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

The cyclonic storm will make landfall near Alibaug, about 100 km from Mumbai, triggering heavy rainfall and wind with speed up to 110 kilometre per hour, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

Eye diameter is about 65 km as observed through radar thus, the diameter has decreased during past one hour indicating intensification of system. Hence wind speed has increased from 85-95 kmph to 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph, the IMD tweeted.

Ahead of the expected landfall of cyclone 'Nisarga', the IMD said it was approaching north Maharashtra coast with a speed of 13 kmph during past six hours. "It is 155 km south-southwest of Alibag and 200 km south-southwest of Mumbai," said IMD.

Ahead of the expected landfall of cyclone 'Nisarga' in Alibaug in Maharashtra's Raigad district, Mumbai and its metropolitan areas received rainfall since evening on Tuesday, which intensified later in the night.

"Met updates at 10.30 pm, 2 June. Mumbai and around rainfall since evening. Now its picked up intensity," India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Mumbai deputy director general of meteorology KS Hosalikar tweeted.

The IMD has predicted moderate rainfall in most parts of the metropolis and heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places over the next 24 hours.

According to IMD, at present, the depression is lying 300 kilometre south-southwest of Alibag, and 350 kilometres south of Mumbai. It is very likely to move north-northeastward and cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast.

It will make landfall as a 'severe cyclonic storm' with a wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kilometres per hour.

NDRF deploys 33 teams in Gujarat and Maharashtra

In a video message, NDRF Director General (DG) SN Pradhan said, "Gujarat and Maharashtra have 11 and 10 teams respectively and they are being deployed in the coastal districts facing the Arabian Sea".

On Gujarat's request, five more teams are being airlifted to the state from Punjab, he said.
Gujarat will have a total of 17 NDRF teams, including two on standby, and neighbouring Maharashtra 16 teams, including six on standby, he said.

"This will constitute a total of 33 teams in the two states," the officer said.

Maharashtra prepares for Cyclone Nisarga

Flight operations in Mumbai were partially hit due to the cyclonic storm approaching the west coast. Vistara put out an advisory saying, flights to/from Mumbai and Goa are likely to be impacted.

"Please visit http://airvistara.com or SMS UK<Flight no.> to 9289228888 to check updated flight status before booking and leaving for the airport," it tweeted.

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