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Cyclone Nisarga: India’s Mumbai Escapes Worst Cyclone in Decades

Written by Vidhi Jain, a grade 7 student.

A cyclone is a large scale air mass that rotates around a strong center of low atmospheric pressure…

By I Kid You Not , in News , at June 9, 2020 Tags: , , ,

Written by Vidhi Jain, a grade 7 student

A cyclone is a large scale air mass that rotates around a strong center of low atmospheric pressure. Very recently a terrifying cyclone had hit Mumbai, Cyclone Nisarga. Cyclone Nisarga was the strongest cyclone to strike the state of Maharashtra in the month of June since 1891. It is the first cyclone to hit Mumbai in 129 years. Cyclone Nisarga is also the second cyclone in the Arabian sea within a week. The cyclone was named ‘Nisarga’ because the word Nisarga means nature. The name was given to it by Bangladesh in a list, which has been formulated by a group of countries.

India’s most populous city has 20 million residents and has also been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. And to add more to the terror cyclone Nisarga arrives.

The eye of the storm narrowly missed the city, while nearby coastal areas to the south bore the brunt. Mobile phone footage of the storm in Raigad, about 50km(30 miles) south of Mumbai, showed huge waves crashing into the shore, with trees being whipped into a frenzy by the strong winds. There were warnings Nisarga may trigger big storm surges. Images showed it ripped tin roofs of buildings.  Officials had moved tens of thousands of people along the coasts to higher ground as the storm approached.  Cyclone Nisarga caused 70 tree-branch fall, six walls collapsed, nine short circuit incidents, waterlogging and many more tragic incidents

The man who died in Raigad district was hit by a toppling power transformer and died before doctors could get him, the Press Trust of India reported. Eight others were injured. However, in Mumbai, things were a little calmer. The cyclone Nisarga had spared Mumbai, the residents of Mumbai were lucky enough. Yet it is not clear if Mumbai will remain as lucky in the future.

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