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Thursday, 13 June 2019

Cyclone Vayu in Gujarat LIVE updates:






 Air passengers to and from the megapolis had a tough time Wednesday as nearly 400 flights were affected due to bad weather caused by the cycle Vayu which hit the neighbouring Gujarat coast, according to an airport official.

 It is likely to move north-northwestwards for some time and then northwestwards, skirting the coast of Saurashtra with wind speeds of 135 kmph to 145 kmph from Thursday afternoon.

Vayu has turned into a "very severe" cyclone and it is expected that its impact will continue to be strong for 24 hours even after the landfall between Porbandar and Union Territory Diu, the official said.
Normally a cyclone becomes weak after its landfall. Residents of some of the Gujarat districts have been asked to move out to safer places or cyclone shelters.
Meanwhile, home secretary Rajiv Gauba on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee where preparation for relief and rescue operations were discussed threadbare.
Both the administrations have also been advised for timely evacuation of people from low-lying coastal and vulnerable areas. The Gujarat and Diu administration are evacuating about three lakh people from the identified vulnerable areas and they are being shifted to around 700 cyclone and relief shelters.




400 Mumbai flights affected due to Cyclone Vayu

The city airport is one of the busiest in the country handling over 900 aircraft movements daily.
The city airport is one of the busiest in the country handling over 900 aircraft movements daily. The official said as many as 194 departing flights and 192 arrivals were delayed in the wake of the bad weather due to the cyclone Vayu. At least two flights were diverted from the city,

Cyclone Vayu changes course but state remains on high alert

The Coast Guard, Army, Navy, Air Force and the Border Security Force have been put on high alert. 
Briefing the media about preparations to deal with the cyclone, Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue, Pankaj Kumar said police would do night patrolling in vulnerable areas to make sure no one is left behind.

Cyclone Vayu now 130 km from Veraval in Gujarat

Cyclone Vayu over east-central Arabian Sea appears to have changed course overnight. It moved north-northwestwards in the last six hours, according to the India Meteorological Department. It is currently 130 kilometres southwest of Veraval in Gujarat and 180 kilometres south of Porbandar.

 It is likely to move north-northwestwards for some time and then northwestwards, skirting the coast of Saurashtra with wind speeds of 135 kmph to 145 kmph from Thursday afternoon.


ApproachingCyclone Vayu has 10 districts of Gujarat on alert

 

On Thursday, an alert was sounded in 10 districts of Gujarat asCyclone Vayu has turned "very severe". Residents of thesedistricts have been asked to move out to safer places or cyclone shelters.



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