Wednesday , October 20 2021

Cyclone ‘Maha’ may hit Gujarat Coast tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting on Tuesday to review the situation arising due to cyclone conditions in parts of western India.

The weather office has warned light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places in Saurashtra and Gujarat region during the next two days.

Met Office has also predicted for squally wind speed reaching 40 to 50 kilometres per hour gusting to 60 kilometres per hour over the northeast Arabian Sea along and off Gujarat coast .


Meanwhile, NDRF teams have been deployed in all coastal districts to help the local district administrations in view of the cyclonic storm.

The Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy is also prepared to undertake Humanitarian and Disaster Relief operations along Gujarat and North Maharashtra Coast, if required.

Four warships of the Western Naval Command have been loaded with HADR relief materials. 

Naval units of the Gujarat Naval Area are also prepared with Emergency Response Teams equipped with underwater diving equipment and inflatable boats. 

In addition, naval aircraft and helicopters are also on standby to undertake any survey and air rescue operations. 

Naval authorities in Gujarat are in constant liaison with civil authorities to ensure seamless coordination.

In Diu, the administration has issued advisory for tourists and locals ahead of cyclone Maha. 

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