Cyclone Nisarga: Visuals of Flying Roofs, Roaring Waves Seem Straight Out of an Apocalyptic Film

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Cyclone Nisarga: Visuals of Flying Roofs, Roaring Waves Seem Straight Out of an Apocalyptic Film

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

Cyclone Nisarga made a landfall on the Maharashtra coast near Alibag around 1 pm on Wednesday. Gusty winds and rainfall have hit Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg. The districts have already been put on high alert and nearly one lakh people have been evacuated from the coastal areas in Maharashtra.

Flights have been suspended at Mumbai airport and the Bandra-Worli Sea Link has been closed for traffic.

Social media users and news agencies reporting the event have been sharing dramatic visuals of the heavy rainfall accompanied by fierce winds.

The visual of the eye of the cyclonic storm seems straight out of an apocalyptic film.

A vessel was grounded at Ratnagiri’s Mirya beach as the cyclone intensified.

Rainfall with fierce winds have been the order of the day, as one user from Alibaug pointed out how the cyclone is changing directions frequently.

Thunderstorms have also hit parts of Mumbai. Sheets of plastic and cardboard can be seen flying across as the wind catches pace.

Some of the videos from rural Maharashtra show the havoc wreaked by Cyclone Nisarga.

Strong winds damaged the roof of a building in Karjat.

Ratnagiri witnessed similar scenes.

A tarpaulin shed covering a building in Mumbai’s Walkeshwar blew away because of strong winds.

Several trees were uprooted and cars damaged in the city.

Dark clouds descended on Achara beach in Sindhudurg. Truly ominous.

And in the middle of all this mayhem, we might have just discovered a desi Spider-Man.

In the next six hours, the severe cyclonic storm will weaken down to a “cyclonic storm”, said IMD in its 2.10 p.m. bulletin.

2020, can you please give us a break now?

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