Gujarat braces for Cyclone Vayu, all measures in place to minimise destruction
Updated On : 13 Jun 2019,10:14 AM
Cyclone Vayu has changed its course and is unlikely to hit the Gujarat coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. Though it is unlikely to make landfall and will only skirt the coast, causing a small deviation, its effect will be there with heavy rainfall accompanied with gusty winds along Gujarat coast. IMD Additional Director General Devendra Pradhan said the cyclone will remain in the sea and move parallel to the western state. However, authorities are directed not to relax in preparedness and all the possible measures have been taken to ensure that no human life is lost, damage to vital infrastructure is minimised and there is early recovery of all essential services post-cyclone landfall. Let’s have a quick look at the preparations taken by the state government in the light of Cyclone Vayu.
NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) team arrive at Ahmedabad railway station for rescue and relief operations as Cyclone Vayu advances towards the Gujarat coast in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
NDRF members seen inside the IAF C-17 aircraft as it lands at Jamnagar in Gujarat. The NDRF team will carry out HADR missions in the state for the people affected by Cyclone Vayu.
NDRF officials carry out an evacuation drive as Cyclone Vayu advances towards the Gujarat coast in Porbandar.
Six teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are on alert in Porbandar while another 30-member team is standby at Chowpatty beach.
Fishermen move their boats to a safer place along the shore ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Vayu in Veraval, Gujarat. Boats were also lifted by crane from the shore ahead of landfall.
Water and food packets are prepared by various groups in Gujarat in the light of Cyclone Vayu. The food packets will be dispatched to the cyclone affected areas of the state, as per the instructions by the govt officials.