Today, 12th June 2019 Gujarat is expected to be hit by Cyclone Vayu for which the Government has taken action to ensure the safety of people living in the area. Almost 2,80,000 people are evacuated from the region as an immediate action to prevent people from this natural calamity named the Cyclone Vayu.
Live Updates on Cyclone Vayu
- The IMD said that the severe Cyclone Vayu lays centered at 15:30 hrs IST today(15th June). It is about 335 km west-southwest of Porbandar and is now currently moving away from the coast.
- The Cyclone is moving westwards and is currently moving away from the coast. It is about 390 km west of Diu and 280 km west- southwest of Porbandar.
- The Gujarat Chief Minister says that it is clear that the cyclone will not hit Gujarat and the state is safe for now. The government decides to call back all senior ministers and officials that were sent to tackle the situation to 10 different areas where the cyclone was expected.
- IMD reports that the Cyclone will have an impact on the South West Monsoon movement and will take another 7 days from today (14 June) to reach Mumbai.
- The Cyclone Vayu centered at 03:30 hours IST of 14th June over the Northeastern coast adjoining the East-central Arabian Sea like predicted. It remains still for an hour 240 km west from Diu and 130 km southwest from Porbandar.
- The Airport Authority of India reviews the status of the airports in Gujarat and the Kandla and Keshod airports have been resumed for normal operations at midnight (13th June). Flights for normal operations at Bhavnagar airport resumed at 6 am this morning (14th June).
- The Chief Minister of Gujarat says that according to IMD bulletin the Cyclone which was going to hit Gujarat has moved towards Oman. Although this has been said the government will stay on high alert and all the schools and other institutions will stay closed.
- A portion of the Porbandar’s Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple has collapsed due to the Cyclone Vayu.
- The DIG of Coast Guard, Porbandar, Iqbal Singh Chauhan said that they have been monitoring the cyclone since Saturday last week and have taken all pre-emptive actions and have ensured that no fishermen or boats are out in the sea. They are keeping tabs on the current situations as well and are all prepared.
- Live Update says that the cyclone is beginning to intensify and might be stronger than forecast.
- The NDRF rescued a pregnant woman from Shiyalbet village where only boats are a mode of transportation. The rescue team brought her to a hospital in Jafarabad. She is safe and has delivered a boy.
- Another 9 trains have been canceled by the Western Railway and four more short terminated as a precaution from Cyclone Vayu.
- Our Prime Minister, immediately after reaching Bishkek had conversations with the Chief Minister of Gujarat regarding the preparations and also assured all assistance and support from the Central Government.
- The Defense Minister, Rajnath Singh reviewed preparations of the Indian Coast Guard and the Navy for tackling the Vayu and is also monitoring the situation.
- Strong winds hit the Valsad region as the sea turns rough.
- The Status of all Airports in Gujarat have been reviewed and no damage has been caused to any airport infrastructure or facilities.
- Six teams from NDRF have been on alert and standby at Chowpatty beach.
- A scientist at the IMD says that a severe cyclonic storm Vayu is to skit alongside the Saurashtra Coast with a speed of 135-160 kmph.
- The extent of the cyclone is almost over 900 kilometers. Even if the cyclone doesn’t hit Porbandar it will still hit. Winds, Storms, and rainfalls still are threats so you must stay alert with all your preparations.
- Beaches in the Konkan region have been closed for any public.
- Cyclone Vayu might not hit Gujarat whereas it’s effect would be seen on the coastal regions in other forms like heavy winds and rains.
- The devotees were visiting the Somnath Temple in the morning even after the high alert issued for Cyclone Vayu.
- Another scientist from IMD says that this cyclone will not hit Gujarat rather it would pass near from Dwarka, Porbandar, and Veraval.
- The Arabian sea is seen running high tides all day today.
- This Cyclone is moving in the NNW direction with an assumption speed of 135-145 kmph.
- Food packets have been prepared by different groups in Rajkot and will be dispatched to the areas affecting from the cyclone as instructions from the Government Officials
- Sea conditions are phenomenal and adjoining the northeast in the Arabian Sea and Gujarat coast.
- Due to the inches of Cyclone Vayu closing in on the City of Gujarat and the coastal regions, 15 passenger trains along with 16 others have been canceled by the Railways.
Indian Meteorological Department views on Cyclone Vayu in Gujarat.
The Indian Meteorological Department says that the thunderstorm and lightning along with the gusty winds have higher chances of occurring in the isolated districts of North Gujarat. The Vayu wakened alerts in Saurashtra Coast, Banaskantha, and Sabarkantha regions for preventions for today and tomorrow.
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Heavy rainfall is expected in the different regions of Saurashtra, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Diu, Gir Somnath, and other regions in the southern regions of Gujarat, Valsad, Daman, Navsari, Dadra Nagar Haveli today.
Action Taken by the Government to prevent Gujarat from Cyclone Vayu.
The Union Home Minister issued a detailed advisory to Gujarat and the Union Territory of Diu on Tuesday, requesting them to take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of people living in the region. It included the aim to minimize damage to infrastructure and early recovery of essential services for the aftermath and timely evacuation of people from the unsafe region.
All preparations for the Cyclone Vayu were reviewed by the National Crisis Management Committee on Tuesday under Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha.
The Chief Secretary of Gujarat, Jagdeep Narayan Singh said last night that around 2,80,000 people from the region that is expected to be affected due to the cyclone are evacuated to prevent any mishap.
The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani also took the initiative to guide tourists to leave for a safer destination after the afternoon today. He also recommended help from the state transport services which will provide tourists to move to safer places before the cyclone is expected.
The government has declared a holiday for two days for all schools, colleges, and other institutes. Along with this, the National Disaster Response Force has mobilized about 39 teams for rescue measures.
Not only this, but the Ratnagiri district also authorized shelter for some boats crossing in the region to China.