Cyclone Biparjoy less than 200 km from Gujarat coast; 74,000 evacuated

Cyclone Pebarjoy is less than 200 km from the coast of Gujarat state, and its imminent arrival on Thursday night, along with expected heavy rains and storm surges, has prompted the evacuation of 74,000 people living in vulnerable areas, authorities said.

the Management has converted people Of about 120 villages located between Safar and 10 km from the seashore in Kutch district.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)Biparjoy is It is expected to make landfall near the port of Jakau As a “severe hurricane storm” it has maximum winds of 150 kilometers per hour.

IMD said precipitation intensity will increase as the strong weather system approaches the coast, with isolated places in Kutch, Devbhumi, Dwarka and Jamnagar districts Very heavy rains are likely.

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“VSCS Biparjoy over the northeastern Arabian Sea at 0230 IST on June 15, 2023 about 200 km west-southwest of the port of Jakhau (Gujarat). to cross Saurashtra, Kutch and adjacent Pakistani coasts between Mandvi and Karachi near the port of Jakku by the evening of June 15 as a VSVS mover,” IMD said in its latest cyclone update.

Gujarat’s health minister, Ruchikesh Patil, said 72 villages are located between zero and 5 kilometers from the coast in Kutch district, while another 48 villages are located between 5 and 10 kilometers from the shore.

“We have evacuated about 40,000 people from these coastal villages,” the minister said.

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So far, the government said, 74,345 people have been shifted to temporary shelters in eight coastal districts of Kutch, Jamnagar, Morbi, Rajkot, Devbhumi Dwarka, Junagadh, Porbandar and Gir Somnath.

According to the government, 15 teams of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force), 12 teams of SDRF (State Disaster Response Force), 115 teams of State Roads and Buildings Department, and 397 teams of State Electricity Department have been deployed in different coastal provinces.

He said that apart from local administration and police, four teams of NDRF, five teams of SDRF, army, coast guard and BSF (Border Security Force) are on standby for rescue and relief after the typhoon.

make arrangements They were made by us for post-hurricane work such as repairing electrical infrastructure, mobile phone networks, and other infrastructure.”

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Meanwhile, the famous Dwarkadesh Temple in Devbhumi Dwarka and Somnath Temple in Gir Somnath district will remain closed on Thursdays to devotees and visitors, an official statement said.

A storm about 2-3 meters above the astrotidal tide is likely to inundate the low-lying areas of the areas likely to be affected by the landfall. IMD said tides could rise to as much as 3-6 meters in some places.

This will be the second hurricane to hit the state in two years.Tauktae in May 2021.

the Western Railway said 76 trains had been cancelled36 short-term and 31 short-established as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of passengers and train operations.