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Cyclone Vayu Live Updates: 'Very severe' super storm to hit Gujarat today; state agencies, NDRF on stand by

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Cyclone Vayu Live Updates: 'Very severe' super storm to hit Gujarat today; state agencies, NDRF on stand by

Cyclone Vayu likely to move along Saurashtra coast, affecting areas of Amreli, Gir Somnath, Diu, Junagarh, Porbandar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Devbhoomi Dwarka & Kutch districts of Gujarat with wind speed 155-165 kmph gusting to 180 kmph

Cyclone Vayu updates: Super storm Cyclone Vayu is likely to hit the Gujarat coasts today afternoon. According to a latest weather report, the cyclone would make a landfall along the Gujarat coast, anywhere between Veraval in the south and Dwarka in the west, at about 3 pm. Vayu is said to be the deadliest storm to hit Gujarat since 1998 when a cyclone devastated the port town of Kandla, leaving over 1,000 people dead. The cyclone "is likely to move along and parallel to Saurashtra and Kutch coast", the Indian Meteorological Department said. The Gujarat government on Wednesday evacuated about 3 lakh people while Diu evacuated over 10,000 people from low-lying areas to safer places. Besides, as many as 194 departing flights and 192 arrivals were delayed in the wake of the bad weather. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised people in his home state to follow real-time information being given by local agencies to stay safe.

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