New Delhi, June 12: As Cyclone Vayu intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm several helpline numbers have been activated. The cyclone is likely to make landfall in Gujarat on Thursday. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Vayu would hit coast near Veraval with "wind speed 155-165kmph gusting to 180kmph around afternoon of 13th June 2019." List of Dos and Don'ts by NDMA to Keep You Safe During the Severe Cyclonic Storm.
The administrations of 10 Gujarat districts which are likely to be affected by Cyclone 'Vayu' have released emergency helpline number. All complaints and grievances can be addressed via these emergency numbers. The state government has also launched evacuation exercise to shift more than three lakh people from low lying areas of Kutch and Saurashtra regions. Cyclone Vayu: List of Trains Cancelled From June 12 To June 14 Due to Severe Cyclonic Storm Expected in Gujarat.
Emergency Helpline Numbers:
Porbandar control room number: 0286 - 2220800
Jamnagar control room number: 0288 - 2553404
Dwarka control room number: 02833 - 232125
Navsari control room number: +91 2637 259 401
Dahod control room number: 02673 - 239277
Chhota udaipur control room number: +91 2669 233 021
Panchmahal control room number: +91 2672 242 536
Aravalli control room number: +91 2774 250 221
Kutch control room number: 02832 - 250080
Rajkot control room number: 0281 - 2471573
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has also released a helpline number for very severe cyclonic storm: +91-9711077372. The recent weather bulletin by IMD said, the cyclone Vayu is located 280 km south of Veraval and would hit the coast on Thursday afternoon.
For rescue operations and any assistance the Coast Guard, Army, Navy, Air Force and BSF have been put on high alert. Meanwhile, educational institutions such as schools, colleges, anganwadis and training centres have been directed to remain shut on Thursday and Friday in 10 districts as a precautionary measure.