– globalbihari bureau
New Delhi: With cyclonic storm brewing in Arabian Sea, the National Disaster Response Force has deployed 13 teams in Gujarat including two kept as reserve and 16 in Maharashtra including 7 teams as reserve, while one team each has been deployed for Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
NDRF is aiding the State Governments for evacuation of people from low lying coastal areas.
Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah today held a high level review meeting with officials of National Disaster Management Authority, NDRF, India Meteorological Department, and Indian Coast Guard on preparedness for dealing with Cyclone brewing in Arabian Sea. He also spoke to Chief Ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Administrator of Daman & Diu on the issue and assured all Central help in view of impending Cyclone. The Cyclone is expected to hit some parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Daman and Diu.
Earlier, India Meteorological Department informed that the well marked low pressure area over South-East and adjoining East-Central Arabian Sea & Lakshadweep area concentrated into a Depression and it is very likely to intensify into a Deep Depression during next 12 hours and intensify further into a Cyclonic Storm over Eastcentral Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours.
In the meantime, the IMD stated that rainfall over the country as a whole for the 2020 southwest monsoon season (June to
September) is most likely to be normal (96% to 104% of long period average (LPA)). Region wise, the season rainfall is likely to be 107% of LPA over North-West India, 103% of LPA over Central India, 102% of LPA over South Peninsula and 96% of LPA over North-East India, all with a model error of ± 8 %.