Cyclone Vayu: Gujarat braces for impact, high-speed winds in Mumbai

Cyclone Vayu is raging its way towards Gujarat's coastline and is expected to make landfall by Thursday morning here. Its impact, however, is being felt in several other states with coastal areas of Maharashtra especially affected due to rain and high-speed winds.

State administrations have begun preparations in earnest to ensure that locals are aware of do's and don'ts while those in low-lying areas in coastal parts - specifically in Gujarat - are being taken to safer locations. Here, it is estimated that over three lakh people will be taken to higher grounds and 700 shelter homes have been kept ready. As many as 26 teams of National Disaster Response Force - each with 45 personnel - have been deployed in Gujarat for carrying out relief operations. An additional 10 teams are en route as well. 34 teams of the Indian Army are on standby while the Indian Navy, Coast Guard, and Air Force have also been requested to assist if and when needed.
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