Cyclone Vayu to make landfall in Gujarat, 3 lakh people to be evacuated, heavy rainfall in Mumbai

Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019

With a windspeed of around 150 kmph severe cyclonic storm Vayu will be making a landfall in Gujarat on Thursday. There are plans of evacuating around 3 lakh people and Mumbai also expects to receive heavy rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

The Home Ministry on Tuesday reviewed preparations as Vayu was inching closer towards the Gujarat coast and authorities have deployed NDRF personnel, rescue officials and teams of the Indian Army was put on standby.

 

On Wednesday morning Cyclone Vayu further moved north over east-central Arabian Sea and lay centred over the Arabian Sea. It was about 450 km west-northwest of Goa and 290 km south-southwest of Mumbai.

 

It is predicted that Cyclone Vayu will move further northwards and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and Diu region. It will intensify into a severe cyclonic storm having wind speed 140-150 kmph to 165 kmph.

 

 

On June 13, the cyclonic storm is expected to hit the Gujarat coast and from Wednesday morning the evacuation will start and people will be shifted to around 700 cyclone and relief shelters.

 

Around 39 NDRF teams are pre-positioned by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) comprising 45 rescuers each in Gujarat and Diu.

 

To carry out Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) operations the Indian Air Force (IAF) has deployed a C-17 transporter aircraft.

 

The Cyclone Vayu passed parallel to the Mumbai coast on Wednesday morning however it wont have any severe effect but the city will receive heavy rainfall.

 

Mumbai, Konkan, Thane and Palghar will be receiving heavy rainfall, as per Mumbai IMD the cyclone is at a distance of 250 to 300 km from Mumbai coast.

Related Posts

Tags: ,

Comments are closed.

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 02 ITB asia 2020
  • 11 Aviation Festival Asia 2020
  • 12 ITE Hong Kong 2020
  • 13 IMEX 20
  • 15 Digital Travel EU 2020
  • 15 Routes Asia 2020
  • 16 G&A 2020
  • 16 TAAPE 2020
  • 17 AAA-banner 2020
  • 18 WCTIE 2020
  • 20 GWS-2020
  • 23 emitt 21
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. BTL 2020

      May 27 - May 31
    2. AIR CONVENTION ASIA 2020

      June 9 - June 11
    3. HOTELEX 2020

      June 15 - June 18
    4. B-TRAVEL 2020

      June 19 - June 21
    5. Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

      July 7 - July 9
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com