Ahmedabad, June 12: With the speculations of the high tide VAYU hitting the coastal areas of Gujarat by tomorrow, 20 villages in major districts abide the state have been put on alert ahead of landfall tomorrow morning.
“The Central Government is closely monitoring the situation due to Cyclone Vayu in Gujarat and other parts of India. I have been constantly in touch with State Governments. NDRF and other agencies are working round the clock to provide all possible assistance”, said PM Narendra Modi while praying for the safety and wellbeing of all those affected by Cyclone Vayu.
“The Government and local agencies are providing real-team information, which I urge those in affected areas to closely follow”, he added.
Waking ahead to avoid any major losses, more than 39 schools in villages near the coasts in Valsad are shut whereas the fire and rescue teams are also on alert.
Further, all the beaches in Konkan region of Maharashtra of Palgahar, Thane, Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg have also been shut off to the public immediately for next two days.
Sharing the do’s and don’ts to be considered before and after the cyclonic storm in the coastal areas, the National Disaster Management Authority have asked the citizens to remain smart and prepared for the heavy rainfall and orange warnings issued to fishermen.
According to the MeT department, the stormy winds are set to hit and cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva as a very severe cyclone with wind speed 145-155 kmph gusting to 170 kmph tomorrow morning.