Thu, 02 Jul 2020

New Delhi [India], June 11 (ANI): The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday issued detailed advisories to the Gujarat government and the Diu administration, asking them to take all precautionary measures to prevent loss of life in the wake of impending Cyclone Vayu.

It advised them to carry out the evacuation of people from low-lying coastal and vulnerable areas.

According to a Home Ministry statement, the Gujarat and Diu administrations have planned to evacuate about three lakh people from the identified vulnerable areas starting early tomorrow morning.

The evacuated people will be shifted to around 700 cyclone/relief shelters. In consultation with the administrations, 39 NDRF teams are being positioned in Gujarat and Diu for helping in evacuation, search, rescue and relief operations.

In addition, 34 teams of the Army have also been put on stand-by.

The advisories followed a high-level review meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Cyclone Vayu earlier in the day.

The Home Ministry also asked the administrations to ensure early recovery of all essential services post-cyclone landfall. The landfall along the Gujarat coast is likely on June 13.

The Home Minister is regularly reviewing the situation and Union Home Secretary will take a review meeting tomorrow with the central ministries/agencies and the chief secretary/adviser of Gujarat and Diu. (ANI)

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