Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: A fresh cyclone is brewing over the Arabian Sea on the western coast and is expected to hit some parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued alert for north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coast.

Cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' will affect the coastal districts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, more than Gujarat and other neighbouring states.

“The deep depression is likely intensify further into a Cyclonic Storm over East-central Arabian Sea likely to move nearly northwards initially till June 2 morning and then recurve north-northeastwards and cross north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts between Harihareshwar (Raigad, Maharashtra) and Daman during the afternoon of June 3,” IMD said.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah held review meeting with senior officials of NDMA, NDRF, IMD & Indian Coast Guard on preparedness for dealing with Cyclone brewing in Arabian sea which is expected to hit some parts of Maharashtra & Gujarat.

Shah also with interacted with Chief Ministers of Gujarat & Maharashtra via video-conferencing to review preparedness amid cyclone build up. He has assured all possible assistance from the central government.

As per latest reports, National Disaster Response Force has deployed 11 teams in Gujarat, 10 teams in Maharashtra, 1 each in Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

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