New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: As the cyclonic storm Nisarga started making its landfall on the coastal region of Alibaug in Raigad district of Maharashtra, which is barely 100 km from Mumbai, the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) had started evacuating people from the vulnerable places in Maharashtra and Gujarat to avoid any untoward incident and loss to lives.

According to the IMD, the cyclone Nisagra started its landfall process at 1 pm and the process will be completed in next three hours. The IMD also said that the northeast sector of the eye of severe cyclonic storm is entering into land which is very close to Maharashtra coast.

 

In view of the cyclone, the Mumbai police has also restricted any vehicular movement on the Bandra-Worli sea link. Deputy Commandant of NDRF, AK Pathak also said that, "We cannot tell about the exact number of evacuations but around 3000 people have been evacuated in Daman and few operations are still going on". 

In view of the cyclone Nisagra, here's the expected events that may take place after the landfall process:

 

The sever cyclonic storm is very likely to maintain its cyclonic storm intensity for next 6 hours after the commencement of the landfall process. 

Due to the sever cyclonic storm, gale winds up to 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph is very likely to prevail over Pune, Ahmadnagar, while winds up to 55-65 kmph gusting over 75 kmph will be prevailing over Beed, Nashik and Aurangabad districts of Maharashtra.

Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is also very likely over these districts on on June 3.

Here's the damage expected for interior districts of Maharashtra: 

Unattached metal sheets may fly.

Major damage to thatched houses/ huts. Roof tops may blow off.

Major damage to Kutcha and some damage to Pucca roads.

Damage to power and communication lines.

Flooding of escape routes.

Breaking of tree branches, uprooting of large avenue trees.

Damage to banana and papaya trees.

Large dead limbs being blown from trees.

Major damage to coastal crops.

Damage to embankments/ salt pans.

Posted By: Talib Khan