Cyclone “Biparjoy” will make landfall close to Jakhau port on June 15 in the evening. There have been over 74000 evacuations from Gujarat’s coastline. Mumbai will encounter choppy waters and high tides. Strong winds and choppy seas are affecting Mandvi.
The Indian Navy is on alert in the wake of Cyclone Biparjoy. There are currently four ships in service, five relief teams at Porbandar and Okha, and 15 relief teams at Valsura. The Border Security Force has increased its cyclone preparedness. According to officials, “the cyclone has the potential to leave a path of catastrophe due to excessive rainfall and powerful winds.”
Cyclone Biparjoy causes heavy rain in Gujarat and more than 74,000 evacuations
Parts of the Saurashtra-Kutch region experienced heavy rains and strong winds as the cyclone in the Arabian Sea barreled towards the Gujarat coast.
On the evening of June 15, cyclone “Biparjoy” will make contact at Jakhau port
Cyclone Biparjoy is predicted to reach near Jakhau Port in Gujarat’s Kutch region on Thursday and travel the entire length of the Rann of Kutch until it comes to Rajasthan. According to the Met department, the Saurashtra-Kutch region experienced heavy rains and strong winds as a result of the cyclone in the Arabian Sea that is barreling towards the Gujarat coast.
Over 74000 evacuations from the coastal area of Gujarat
“The state administration has relocated more than 74,000 people who live near the shore as a precaution and stationed disaster management groups for safeguarding and evacuation efforts,” according to officials on Wednesday.
There have been evacuations in the following cities: 5,035 in Dwarka, 10,000 in Jamnagar, 4,604 in Junagadh, 6,089 in Rajkot, 1,605 in Gir Somnath, 34,300 in Kutch, 9,243 in Morbi, and 3,469 in Porbandar.
Mumbai to experience rough seas and high tides
In anticipation of Cyclone Biparjoy’s expected landfall in Gujarat on Thursday, rough sea waves were visible at the Gateway of India.
Mandvi is experiencing rough seas and strong winds
On Thursday, Mandvi in Kachchh experienced rough seas and strong winds as Cyclone Biparjoy struck various areas of Gujarat. On Sunday, the Gujarati coasts of Saurashtra and Kutch received a cyclone alert from the Indian Meteorological Department. Devbhumi Dwarka’s Dwarkadhish Temple will be closed to visitors on Thursday.
Indian Navy is on alert in the wake of Cyclone Biparjoy
In addition to 15 relief teams at Valsura, five relief teams each at Porbandar and Okha and four ships with Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) bricks are currently in service. Additionally prepared for deployment are the helicopters at INS Hansa in Goa and INS Shikra in Mumbai.
Increased Cyclone Preparedness by the Border Security Force
The Border Security Force (BSF) has put adequate measures in place to address any challenges brought on by the impending storm as cyclone “Biparjoy” approaches Gujarat’s coastal regions.
According to officials, “the cyclone has the potential to leave a path of catastrophe due to excessive rainfall and powerful winds.”
Following ‘Tauktae’ in May 2021, this will be the state’s second cyclone in two years.