INDIA: Rare storm in decades pounds India’s west coast

Indian coastal region

Cyclone Nisarga, which intensified into a severe cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea, is making landfall along India’s western coast, forcing a high alert in the financial hub of Mumbai and evacuation of tens of thousands of people. “[The] landfall process started and it will be completed during the next three hours. The northeast sector of the eye of the severe cyclonic storm Nisarga is entering into the land,” India’s meteorological department said on Wednesday. Nisarga dropped heavy rains and winds gusting up to 120km (75 miles) per hour as…

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