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Cyclone Nisarga updates: 3 killed in Maha as Cyclone moves inwards; Indore on alert

By Anuj Cariappa
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New Delhi, June 03: Three people died and as many were injured in cyclone-related incidents as cyclone 'Nisarga' made landfall near Mumbai, uprooting trees in nearby districts on Wednesday.

The cyclone slammed the Maharashtra coast with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph, making landfall at 12.30pm at Alibaug near Mumbai. The process was completed by 2.30pm, said a senior official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

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Authorities in Indore and Ujjain divisions in the western part of Madhya Pradesh have been asked to be prepared to deal with the impact of Cyclone 'Nisarga', which is likely to hit the state on Thursday, an IMD official said.

The cyclonic storm is likely to enter Khandwa, Khargone and Burhanpur districts in the state between 7 am and 11 am on Thursday, the official said.

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11:10 PM, 3 Jun
The cyclonic storm is likely to enter Khandwa, Khargone and Burhanpur districts in the state between 7 am and 11 am on Thursday, the official said.
11:09 PM, 3 Jun
Authorities in Indore and Ujjain divisions in the western part of Madhya Pradesh have been asked to be prepared to deal with the impact of Cyclone 'Nisarga', which is likely to hit the state on Thursday, an IMD official said.
11:02 PM, 3 Jun
The power utility said it was working on a war footing to restore power supply in these areas by Thursday. "Due to the cyclone, electric poles at various locations were uprooted and power supply was interrupted.
11:02 PM, 3 Jun
The state utility cut the power supply to many substations in these districts as precautionary measure, the MSEDCL said.
11:01 PM, 3 Jun
Power supply to more than 25 lakh consumers of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDC) in four districts of Raigad, Palghar, Thane and Pune has been interrupted due to the cyclone Nisarga, which made a landfall in Alibaug on Maharashtra's coast.
10:52 PM, 3 Jun
"Thanking all who protected Maharashtra along with Mumbai in the face of the Nisarga cyclone which had hovered over Maharashtra at a time when the state is already grappling with COVID-19. "But we all warded it (the cyclone crisis) off. The people and administration fought hard and mitigated the intensity of the crisis," the chief minister said.
10:52 PM, 3 Jun
He said and orders have been issued to carry out spot inspections to assess the damages caused by the cyclone. "The unity exhibited by the people will help bring Maharashtra out of all crises," the CM said in a statement.
10:52 PM, 3 Jun
Thackeray said losses have been reported from coastal Konkan and some other regions.
10:52 PM, 3 Jun
After hitting the Maharashtra coast near Alibaug with wind speeds of up to 120 kmph in afternoon, the cyclone weakened into intensity in the evening and moved towards north-east Maharashtra, sparing Mumbai and other areas.
10:51 PM, 3 Jun
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said the resilience showed by people and officials helped in "mitigating the intensity" of the cyclone 'Nisarga' which had hovered over the state amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
10:34 PM, 3 Jun
As many as 20 teams of the NDRF have been deployed in Maharashtra. Of these, 7 are in Mumbai, 7 in Raigad, 2 in Palghar, 1 in Thane, 2 in Ratnagiri and 1 in Sindhudurg.
10:03 PM, 3 Jun
Two people died and three others were injured in two cyclone-related incidents in Pune district on Wednesday, said officials.
9:48 PM, 3 Jun
Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘NISARGA’ weakens into a Cyclonic Storm over coastal Maharashtra. Light to moderate rainfall at most places, heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places very likely in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh during next 24 hours: India Meteorological Department
9:48 PM, 3 Jun
Extremely heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places in Raigad, Dhule, Nandurbar, Nashik districts & heavy to very heavy rainfall in Thane, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Ahmednagar, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara districts in Maharashtra during the next two & half hours: IMD
9:48 PM, 3 Jun
Restoration of power supply has been started in Ratnagiri & Shrivardhan. Power supply in Murud, Mandgaon, Goregaon, Alibag, Mhasala, Guhagar, Dapoli taluquas where power supply was switched off from EHV stations will be restored as soon as wind & rain slow down: Maharashtra Govt
8:46 PM, 3 Jun
Flight operations have resumed at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. Arrivals and departures were suspended at 2:30 pm due strong crosswinds induced by Cyclone Nisarga, says spokesperson.
7:41 PM, 3 Jun
The department has responded to 60 calls related to tree uprooting and 9 calls related to waterlogging till evening today: Fire brigade dept, Pune Municipal Corporation
7:13 PM, 3 Jun
Due to the impact of the gusting winds, many trees and electric poles fell down in Shrivardhan as well as in Alibaug.
7:10 PM, 3 Jun
No untoward incident has been reported in southern coast of Gujarat so far due to the severe cyclonic storm Nisarga, which has made landfall in neighbouring Maharashtra, a senior official said.
7:03 PM, 3 Jun
We expect that Cyclone Nisarga will weaken into a deep depression within the next three hours and further weaken into a depression in the next 6 hours. Currently, it lays centered over Pune in Maharashtra: Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General of India Meteorological Department
6:17 PM, 3 Jun
No other casualties have been reported from the state so far, District Collector, Raigad, Nidhi Choudhary said.
6:17 PM, 3 Jun
A 58-year-old man died after an electric pole fell on him at Umte village in Alibag, as Cyclone Nisarga made landfall in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on Wednesday afternoon.
5:59 PM, 3 Jun
Chandigarh: Barber shops & salons reopen in the Union Territory following permission from the administration. Pradeep, owner of a barber shop, says, "At our shop, the services can be availed after bookings only. Every instrument is sanitized after each haircut & shave".
5:49 PM, 3 Jun
Severe cyclonic storm Nisarga has crossed Raigad Dist. Now we are experiencing post-landfall effect with a wind speed of 90-100kmph in Mumbai and Thane & moderate to heavy to very heavy rainfall: Shubhangi Bhute, Scientist, IMD, Mumbai
5:25 PM, 3 Jun
The Mumbai unit of the Congress has set up a "control room" to assist people in view of the threat posed by the severe cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' that made landfall in Raigad on Wednesday.
5:07 PM, 3 Jun
A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) at work in Alibaug, Raigad district.
5:03 PM, 3 Jun
The rear part of wall cloud region is still over the sea and the landfall process will be completed by next one hour, says IMD.
4:51 PM, 3 Jun
In a statement, Pawar noted that the cyclone has caused severe damage to public and private properties and asked NCP workers to help those affected by the phenomenon.
4:50 PM, 3 Jun
NCP chief Sharad Pawar urged his party workers to help people at the time of the natural disaster.
4:41 PM, 3 Jun
After a wait of 72 hours, Cyclone Nisarga made a thumping landfall at Shriwardhan-Dive Agar in Raigad district, hitting coastal Maharashtra with full fury, officials said.
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