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Cyclone Vayu to intensify into severe cyclonic storm, NDRF deployed

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​Cyclone Vayu to make landfall in Gujarat
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​Cyclone Vayu to make landfall in Gujarat

A deep depression over the Arabian Sea which brewed over the past two days has intensified into a cyclonic storm and is likely to hit the Gujarat coast on June 13 morning, the IMD said.

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​NDRF deployed
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​NDRF deployed

Cyclone 'Vayu' is further likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next the 24 hours, the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said.

"It is very likely to move nearly northward and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval and Diu region as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with wind speed 110-120 kilometres per hour gusting to 135 kilometres per hour during early morning of June 13," the bulletin said.

In pic: Personnel from NDRF check emergency and rescue material at a NDRF camp in Chiloda (also called Naroda), some 40 kms from Ahmedabad.

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​Warning
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​Warning

The India Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy rains and high winds at a speed of over 110 kilometres on June 13 and 14 in coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch.
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​Government on alert
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​Government on alert

The Gujarat government is on high alert.

It deployed National Disaster Response Force personnel in the coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch on Tuesday morning.

In pic: NDRF checks a chainsaw on a truck at a NDRF camp in Chiloda (also called Naroda), some 40 kms from Ahmedabad.

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​Schools and colleges to be shut
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​Schools and colleges to be shut

Anticipating the impact of Cyclone Vayu, schools and colleges have declared a holiday on June 13, the day the cyclone will hit Gujarat.
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​Preparations
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​Preparations

It has advised fishermen against venturing into the sea in the next few days while ports have been directed to flag a danger signal.

In pic: Sub-Inspector at NDRF looks on as a NDRF personel checks cement-concrete machine at a NDRF camp in Chiloda (also called Naroda), some 40 kms from Ahmedabad.

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