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Brace for very severe cyclone this afternoon

DNAHM128429 | 6/13/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :599 | India

Vayu hurtles towards Guj, expect gusting winds up to 170kmph

Ahmedabad: Gujarat began evacuating people on a war footing on Wednesday to get them out of the path of Cyclone Vayu after meteorological officials said it had turned 'very severe'. As of 7 pm in the evening, 2.15 lakh people living within 10 km of the coast, particularly in low-lying areas of Kutch and Saurashtra, were moved to over 2,000 shelters. Five hundred villages in the affected districts have been evacuated while over 10,000 tourists along the coastal districts were asked to return to safe places.
By the end of the day, close to 3 lakh people were to be evacuated before the cyclone's scheduled landfall between Veraval and Dwarka in the afternoon on Thursday. The state is aiming for 'zero casualtiesalt14
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