Mumbai: The Meteorological Department of India (IMD) said on Wednesday that cyclone ‘Nisarga’ made a landslide near Alibaug on the northern coast of Maharashtra, the landslide process would be completed during the next three hours.
‘Nisarga’, the first cyclone to hit Mumbai in 7 2 years, has started landing with wind speeds up to 120 kmph.
The IMD said, “The epicenter of the severe cyclone Nisarga is very close to the Maharashtra coast. The process of the landslide has started and will be completed within the next three hours. The northeast sector of the eye of severe Cyclonic storm Nisarga is entering into land,” the IMD said.
The Meteorological Department has warned of flood storms in the low-lying areas of Maharashtra.
NDRF and Indian Naval units have been deployed at various locations in Mumbai and Maharashtra and Gujarat.
NDRF Commandant Anupam Srivastava said that 20 teams have been deployed across the state, including five teams, which were airlifted from Visakhapatnam to assist in evacuation operations.
The civic body has again directed the concerned health facilities contractors to review the safety and stability of the structures they have installed.
The BMC has prepared a list of dos and don’ts for citizens, urging them to stay away from windows, check for gas leaks and keep mobile phone charges.
Nisarga arrives in less than two weeks due to the cyclone affecting West Bengal and Odisha on the east coast of the country, causing death and property damage.