'Very severe' Cyclone Vayu to hit Gujarat today; 2.5 lakh evacuated

Gujarat mounted a herculean rescue effort, shifting nearly 2.5 lakh people in 500 coastal villages to safer locations, as the “very severe” cyclonic storm, Vayu, headed for landfall over Saurashtra coast on Thursday afternoon . The cyclone is expected to pack wind speeds of 155-165kmph, gusting up to 180 kmph, and is moving at a speed of 16 kmph. It is projected to make landfall by 3pm.

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