Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’: Prime Minister Modi asks officials to ensure safety of humans, animals

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed officials to ensure the safety of humans and animals, who live in areas likely to be affected by severe Cyclone Pebarjoy.

He presided over a high level meeting to review the readiness of the Ministries/Agencies of the Center as well as the State of Gujarat to deal with the situation arising from the impending cyclone.

“The Chief Minister has directed senior officers to take all possible measures to ensure that the state government safely evacuates people living in vulnerable locations and to ensure that all essential services such as power, telecommunications, health, potable water, etc. are maintained and restored immediately,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said. in the event of damage.”

He also directed the need to ensure the safety of animals and direct them more to operate the control rooms 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It was reported that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is reviewing the situation 24*7 and is in touch with the state government and concerned central agencies.

All hands on deck

The chief minister was also briefed on the measures taken by the Gujarat government to deal with the cyclone. Review meetings have been held with the district administration at the prime minister’s level, and all organs of state administration are equipped to deal with any emergency situation.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) pre-positioned 12 teams with boats, loggers, communications equipment, etc. and kept 15 teams on standby. The Indian Coast Guard and Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for relief and search and rescue operations.

Army Air Force and Engineering units, with boats and rescue equipment, stand ready to deploy. Surveillance planes and helicopters carry out sequential surveillance along the coast. Disaster Relief Teams (DRTs) and Medical Teams (MTs) for the Army, Navy and Coast Guard are on standby.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Interior, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary and other senior officials.

Pebargoe Road

according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ is expected to cross Saurashtra and Kutch between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) near Port Jakaw (Gujarat) by noon on June 15 as a severe cyclonic storm with maximum sustained winds of 125-135 km/h. Gusts of up to 145 km per hour.

It is likely to cause heavy rains in coastal areas of Gujarat, including heavy rainfall in Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka and Jamnagar, and heavy to very heavy rainfall in a few places over Porbandar, Rajkot, Morbi and Junagarh districts of Gujarat on June 14. -15.

IMD reports that it has been issuing regular bulletins since the start of the hurricane system on June 6 with the latest forecasts for all states and agencies involved.