Congress president Rahul Gandhi has appealed to all party workers to be prepared to help out in areas that get affected by cyclone "Vayu", which is nearing the Gujarat coast.
Cyclonic storm "Vayu" has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, the IMD had said on Tuesday. Nearly three lakh people are being evacuated starting today as Cyclone Vayu is set to make landfall.
"Cyclone Vayu is nearing the Gujarat coast. I appeal to all Congress workers to be prepared to help out in all the areas that come in the cyclone's way. I pray for the security and well-being of all the people in the areas that will be affected by the cyclone," Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.
The IMD has issued a warning for Saurashtra and Kutch region in Gujarat which would receive widespread rainfall and heavy to very heavy showers in isolated areas on June 13.
The entire coastline has been on high alert since yesterday, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani told reporters.
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