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IMD issues alert for heavy rainfall

IMD issues alert for heavy rainfall

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued warnings to five coastal states, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, against a low-pressure intensifying into a cyclone by May 16.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has earmarked 53 teams to tackle possible after-effects of cyclone “Tauktae” 

NDRF Director General S N Pradhan said in a tweet that these teams are being deployed in the coastal regions of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Out of the 53 teams, he said, 24 have been pre-deployed or stationed on the ground while the rest are on stand-by.

The IMD has said that Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts are very likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday, while Mumbai, Thane and Raigad would receive very heavy rainfall on Monday.

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