New Delhi (NVI): India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued another cyclone “Maha” warning which is likely to hit Gujarat and Maharashtra in the next 72 hours. “Maha” is a “very severe” cyclonic storm, formed in the Arabian Sea during the middle of last week.
IMD also informed that the Cyclone, currently over east central Arabian Sea is moving west and north westwards and is likely to intensify further till November 5th morning.
It will thereafter weaken and cross the Gujarat and Maharashtra coast by midnight of November 6th and early morning of November 7th, 2019. Heavy rainfall, accompanied by winds reaching upto 90 to 100 kmph and tidal waves up to 1.5meter, are expected.
In the view of cyclone occurring over Gujarat and Maharashtra and Daman & Diu, the Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has chaired a meeting of National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) to take stock of the current situation and preparedness for rescue and relief operations here on November 4.
Chief Secretaries of Gujarat and Maharashtra informed that necessary preparations have been made by them and NDRF, SDRF teams alongwith Coast Guard and Naval ships have already been positioned.
The district authorities have been put on alert and all fishing activities have been suspended. Daman and Diu Administration also apprised of their preparedness and evacuation plans.