Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi today called a high alert emergency meeting in keeping with the state of emergency caused by the oncoming Cyclone Phyan, which is expected to hit the Gujarat coast later this evening. He called the meeting to review the disaster management preparations being made by the state's administration.Cyclone Phyan is likely to cross South Gujarat coast by midnight today.
At the meeting which was attended by government officials including the Revenue Minister, Urban development minister, Chief Secretary, State Police Chief, Revenue and Disaster Management officials, the Chief Minister directed collectors and disaster management units of Bhavnagar, Anand, Vadodara, Ahmedabad and all south Gujarat districts to stay on high-alert.
District authorities have asked people livin in low lying areas of Valsad and Navasari to evacuate the areas as a precautionary measure.
He also directed the Chief of police to put State Reserve Police Force on alert.