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PHOTOS: Alibaug bears the brunt of Cyclone Nisarga

Last updated on: June 04, 2020 01:32 IST

Cyclone Nisarga has made landfall near Alibaug on Maharashtra coast with wind speed of more than 110 kms per hour and heavy rainfall, leading to uprooting of many trees and electricity poles, a Raigad district official said.

 

IMAGE: Food carts overturned on a road following rains and strong winds triggered by Cyclone Nisarga, at Alibaug, on Wednesday. Photograph: PTI Photo

The cyclone hit areas near Dive Agar in Shrivardhan, 87 km away from Raigad, district collector Nidhi Choudhary said.

IMAGE: Workers clear uprooted trees from a road as a truck fallen on the side at Alibaug. Photograph: PTI Photo

'Due to the impact of the gusting winds, many trees and electric poles fell down in Shrivardhan as well as in Alibaug,' the collector said.

IMAGE: A tree fell on a house after rains and strong winds triggered by the. Photograph: PTI Photo

She said 13,541 people have been shifted to safer places so far.

IMAGE: A motorist rides on a road covered with fruits and branches fallen from trees during rains triggered by the cyclone at Alibaug. Photograph: PTI Photo

'We have identified 62 villages in the radius of five kilometres near the coastline (in Raigad) and are taking extra precautions there,' the collector said.

IMAGE: Workers clear uprooted trees from a road in Alibaug. Photograph: PTI Photo

She appealed to people to stay indoors until Thursday morning for their own safety.

IMAGE: Hoardings blown away due to strong winds during the landfall of cyclone Nisarga at Alibaug in Raigad on Wednesday. Photograph: ANI Photo

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the landfall process started around 12.30 pm near Alibaug, 95 km from Mumbai.

IMAGE: Trees sway as Cylone Nisarga makes it landfall near Alibaug. Photograph: ANI/Twitter

'The right side of the wall cloud passes through coastal region of Maharashtra, mainly the Raigad district. It will gradually enter into Mumbai and Thane districts during the next three hours,' the IMD said in a statement.

SEE: Cyclone Nisarg hits Maharashtra

Video courtesy of Dr Nilesh Nangre, orthopaedic surgeon

Meanwhile, the collector said the fallen trees and electricity supply poles will be removed in the next few days and replaced with new poles.

"Not only the coastal areas in Raigad, but residents of towns like Roha, Tala, Sudhagad, Khalapur, Mangaon, Panvel and Poladpur will also have to remain alert," she said.

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