Cyclone Vayu: The Home Ministry Reviewing The Crisis Management
26 NDRF teams comprising 45 personnel each equipped with boats, tree-cutters and telecom equipment have been deployed in Gujrat and another 10 teams of NDRF preparing to leave on the request of Gujrat government.
In the meantime, Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the preparations for cyclone Vayu that is about to arrive in Gujrat on June 13. The Home Minister directed the officials to ensure quick restoration of essential services including power, telecommunication, drinking water and healthcare, if any of these services are affected by the cyclone.
Also, the Coast Guard, the Navy, the Army and the Air Force have been asked to keep one unit each ready for deployment to carry out surveillance and rescue work in cyclone hit areas.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, Cyclone Vayu could storm the Gujrat coast at a speed of 135 kmph. Areas form Gujrat cost to Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and Diu region are expected to get landfill by the cyclone.
The Home Ministry is also in touch with the government of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Daman and Diu that could get affected by the cyclone.