Gandhinagar, June 13: With Cyclone Vayu set to make landfall on Thursday, an alert has been sounded in 10 districts of Gujarat. Operations at all ports and airports located near the Gujarat coastline have been halted temporarily as a precautionary measure against cyclone 'Vayu'. Fishermen who were in sea have been called back.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is on full alert and the army, the coast guard, Border Security Force (BSF) and other agencies too have been roped in. The MHA has already issued an advisory asking states to ensure that no human life is lost.
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Vayu, which intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" will bring with it heavy rain and strong winds. Low-lying coastal areas of Kutch, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Porbandar, Junagarh, Diu, Gir Somnath, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts are likely to be flooded at the time of landfall, the Met office said. Schools and colleges in the coastal districts are closed today and tomorrow.Cyclone Vayu: Here are all the updates