Mumbai has not been hit by a cyclone in more than 70 years, raising concerns about its readiness [Al Jazeera]
A cyclone in the Arabian Sea is barreling towards India’s business capital Mumbai, threatening to deliver strong winds and flooding to an area already struggling with the nation’s highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths.
Cycle Nisarga is expected to make landfall close to Alibag, 100km (62 miles) south of Mumbai – a coastal city home to 18.4 million people – on Wednesday afternoon, the Indian meteorological department said.
At least 100,000 people, including some coronavirus patients, were moved to safer locations according to officials on Tuesday.
Mumbai has not been hit by a cyclone in more than 70 years, raising concerns about