Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams reached Surat, Gujarat, from Bhatinda in Punjab on Tuesday to take part in the ongoing operations being carried out in view of Cyclone
Separately, five NDRF
teams were also airlifted from Vijaywada to reach Maharashtra, where they will take part in the operations in the state capital, Mumbai.
Earlier yesterday, NDRF
Director General SN Pradhan had said that 10 teams have been deployed in Maharashtra
and 11 in Gujarat.
The Regional Meteorological Department, Mumbai, has forecast a low-pressure belt in the southeast and the east-central Arabian Sea, which is expected to turn into a hurricane.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that the Severe Cyclonic Storm is expected to impact the Maharashtra
coast by the afternoon/evening of June 3. High wind speeds ranging up to 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph are expected, accompanied by heavy rainfall and storm surges of 1-2 metres in the coastal districts of the state.
The storm is likely to impact the coastal districts of Raigad, Mumbai, Thane and Palghar in Maharashtra
along with Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Bhavnagar and Bharuch districts of Gujarat
and Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli.