Cyclone Biparjoy Hits Gujarat, Now Headed For Rajasthan

Cyclone Biparjoy in Gujarat causes devastation and power outages in 900 villages. In Gujarat, over 524 trees and power poles fell as a result of the storm’s strong winds and torrential rain, according to state officials. On Thursday night, Cyclone Biparjoy arrived close to Jakhau Port.

According to IMD, “Cyclone Biprajoy will probably slowly weaken, and Rajasthan is likely to experience heavy rainfall.” Before the cyclone hit the coast, the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister of Gujarat also spoke on the phone to gauge the preparedness. Cyclone Biprajoy displaced 94000 people, and railways in Gujarat canceled 99 trains. Gujarat’s Jamnagar Airport has stopped all business operations as of this Friday.

Cyclone in Gujarat causes devastation and leaves 900 villages without power

According to Western Railway, about 99 trains that pass through, originate, or terminate in the Gujarati region affected by Biparjoy will continue to be canceled or short-terminated.

Cyclone Biparjoy Hits Gujarat, Now Headed For Rajasthan

Cyclone Biparjoy Hits Gujarat, Now Headed For Rajasthan

Cyclone Biparjoy causes havoc

Cyclone Biparjoy wreaked chaos in Gujarat on Thursday, uprooting trees and destroying many cars and homes while killing two people and injuring 22 others. It’s likely that this evening, over Rajasthan, the cyclone will weaken into a depression.

According to state officials, the storm’s strong winds and heavy rain caused over 524 trees and electric poles to fall throughout Gujarat, cutting off power to about 940 villages. On Thursday, news agency PTI reported that a goat herder and his son perished while attempting to free their stranded goats in Bhavnagar district.

Cyclone Biparjoy arrived next to Jakhau Port on Thursday evening

After swirling through the Arabian Sea for more than ten days, Cyclone Biparjoy arrived next to Jakhau Port in Gujarat on Thursday evening with wind speeds ranging from 125 to 140 kmph but quickly lost strength. At 2:30 a.m. on Friday, it was blowing 100 km/h with crests up to 110 km/h.

In coastal districts, there are 397 teams from the state electricity department, 115 groups from the state road and building department, and 18 teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

IMD: “Cyclone Biprajoy will probably slowly weaken”

According to the most recent bulletin from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Biprajoy will probably slowly weaken into a cyclonic storm over the Gujarati regions of Saurashtra and Kutch around noon and then into a deep depression around evening.

Rajasthan is likely to experience heavy rainfall

According to IMD Director General Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Rajasthan will experience heavy rain on the 16 and 17 of this month as the cyclone advances towards the northwest.

The weather department has already given alerts about broad harm to temporary lodging structures and the crashing of trees and branches because of high-speed winds, high waves, and excessive rainfall.

Prime Minister and Gujarat Chief Minister spoke on the phone earlier concerning the cyclone

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel spoke on the phone earlier that day to assess the situation following the landfall of the cyclone. PM Modi also inquired about the specifics of the security measures for wild animals, such as lions, in Gir Forest.

Cyclone Biprajoy made evacuated 94000 people; Railways canceled 99 trains in Gujarat

According to the Gujarati government, 94,000 people left shorelines and lowland regions to seek shelter. The cyclone has also disrupted train service. The majority of 99 trains that originate or terminate in Gujarat’s Biparjoy-affected regions will continue to be canceled, according to Western Railway.

Jamnagar Airport in Gujarat has ceased all commercial activity as of this Friday. According to airport officials, they have already preserved the diesel and petrol needed to run the airport in case of crisis.

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