State Disaster Management is at work.
"Thirty six teams have been pre-positioned/deployed at Kutch, Morbi, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Dwarka, Porbandar, Gir Somnath, Amreli, Junagarh, Bhavnagar, Vadodara, Valsad, Surat and Gandhinagar, while four teams have been pre-positioned at Diu for prompt response", the NDRF said.
Shah also called for them to make 24/7 control rooms.
Cyclone Vayu is now raging its way towards Gujarat's coastline and is expected to make landfall by Thursday morning. The effect of Cyclone Vayu will be seen on the coastal regions with strong winds and heavy rain.
The cyclone is expected to hit the Gujarat coast on Thursday morning, but several parts along the. Meanwhile, administration is still on high alert.
On 13 June, the cyclone is likely to touch Porbandar and Muhuva around Veraval and Diu region at a speed of 110-120 km per hour.
The direction of the cyclone, however, changed on Wednesday evening, and it is now likely to strike anywhere between Porbandar and Veraval on the Saurashtra coast by Thursday afternoon. Follow IndiaToday.in for all the latest news updates on Cyclone Vayu.
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A cyclonic storm barrelling towards western India has strengthened with gusts of up to 180 kilometres per hour expected when it hits land on Thursday, forecasters said.
"Cyclone Vayu very likely to move almost north-northwestwards along Saurashtra coast affecting Amreli, Gir Somnath, Diu, Junagarh, Porbandar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Devbhoomi Dwarka&Kutch dist of Gujarat with wind speed 155-165 kmph gusting to 180 kmph likely from today afternoon", IMD said.
"Praying for the safety and well-being of all those affected by Cyclone Vayu", Modi tweeted.
"All possible measures are to be taken to avoid any human casualty and preparations be kept ready to restore any damage that may be caused to infrastructure".
Due to the inches of Cyclone Vayu closing in on the City of Gujarat and the coastal regions, 15 passenger trains along with 16 others have been canceled by the Railways.
At winds of up to 200 km/h (125mph), it was more potent than Cyclone Vayu is predicted to be.