A tornado is expected to land near Alibag in the Indian state of Maharashtra on Wednesday afternoon, according to the India Meteorological Department.
Maharashtra has been hit harder by Kovid-19 than any other state in India. A total of 2,300 cases and 2,4655 viral deaths have been reported there, and the storm poses a new challenge to authorities trying to enforce social distance rules.
The department said Cyclone Nisarga It will surpass northern Maharashtra, including the city of Mumbai – home to more than 16 million people – and the coastal state of Gujarat in western India.
The storm’s eye diameter can be seen with radar at about 65 kilometers (40 miles) and wind speeds at 90 to 100 kilometers (56 to 62 miles), starting at 110 kilometers (m৮ miles) local time on Wednesday morning, according to the department.
More than 20,000 people have been evacuated from coastal districts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, and more than 50,000 people living in low-lying areas along the coast of South Gujarat. According to the authorities
The Indian National Disaster Response Force has deployed 20 teams in Maharashtra, 1 team in Gujarat and two teams in Daman and Diu in the Union Territory.
More than 60 people have been killed and thousands left homeless since last month’s cyclone Amphan in India and Bangladesh struck coastal towns and cities. Amphan was the highest Strong cyclone It has never been recorded in the Bay of Bengal, but it was weakened before land.