Cyclone Vayu: Around 3 lakh people to be evacuated


Following the High Level Review meeting taken by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Cyclone ‘Vayu’, Ministry of Home Affairs has issued detailed advisories to the State of Gujarat and UT of Diu requesting them to take all precautionary measures with a view to ensure that no human life is lost, damage to vital infrastructure is minimized and to ensure early recovery of all essential services post-cyclone landfall.

State/UT Governments have also been advised for timely evacuation of people from low-lying coastal and vulnerable areas.

Gujarat and Diu Administration have planned to evacuate about 3 lakh people from the identified vulnerable areas starting early morning of 12th June, 2019. The evacuated people will be shifted to around 700 cyclone/relief shelters.

In consultation with State Administration, 39 NDRF Teams are being pre-positioned in and Diu for helping the State/UT Administration in evacuation, search, rescue and relief operations. In addition, 34 teams of Army are also put on standby.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is regularly reviewing the situation and Union Home Secretary will take a review meeting on 12th June with the Central Ministries/Agencies and Chief Secretary/Adviser of Gujarat and Diu.