Cyclone Nisarga: More Than 20 NDRF Teams Deployed In Maharashtra And Gujarat
As Nisarga is likely to turn into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ in the next 24 hours, several teams of the NDRF have been deployed in Gujarat and Maharashtra.
As Nisarga is likely to turn into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ in the next 24 hours, several teams of the NDRF have been deployed in Gujarat and Maharashtra, informed NDRF Director General SN Pradhan, as reported by ANI.
“Cyclones are coming one after the other. It is a big challenge for the NDRF. This is something we have not faced before. With coronavirus spread, handling cyclone has become a dual challenge,” he added. “We are ready to tackle both these challenges – cyclone and coronavirus. It is our national duty and we will perform it at our best. Our team members are both mentally and physically prepared. We have PPE kits to save ourselves from COVID-19,” he further said.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also stated that the tropical storm Nisarga is heading towards Gujarat and Maharashtra and is likely to intensify into a “severe cyclonic storm” within the next 24 hours.
“The depression over the east-central Arabian Sea moved northwards with a speed of 11 kmph during the past six hours intensified into a deep depression and lay centred at 5.30 hours IST of today, the 2nd June 2020 over East-central Arabian Sea near latitude 15.0 N and longitude 71.2 E about 280 km west-southwest of Panjim (Goa), 490 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 710 km south-southwest of Surat (Gujarat),” the IMD stated.
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