Heavy rain started in Gujarat before cyclone ‘Biparjoy’, 30 thousand people were evacuated to a safe place -aabtak24


Cyclone Biparjoy: A high alert has been issued in Gujarat regarding Cyclone Biparjoy. It is feared that this storm coming from the Arabian Sea will make landfall in Gujarat in a few days. This storm can take a very severe form, whose alert is being given by the Meteorological Department continuously. Union Home Minister Amit Shah also held a review meeting on preparedness for Cyclone Biparjoy on Tuesday (June 13). 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said "The Central Government and the States together have achieved many achievements in the last 9 years and have prepared themselves to deal with new disasters." He assured that the government is fully prepared for this. Our aim is to ensure ‘Zero Casualty’ and minimize the possible damage caused by Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’."

Rains begin in Mumbai and Gujarat 

Talking about the latest weather conditions, a significant drop in the minimum temperature was recorded in Mumbai on Tuesday (June 13), as it started raining due to cyclonic storm Biparjoy in the city. Due to the effect of ‘Biparjoy’, there has been heavy rain in many parts of Aravalli district of Gujarat. Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel appealed to the people to follow the instructions issued by the system from time to time. 

NDRF Preparation 

NDRF’s DIG Operation Mohsin Shahidi told that their focus areas are Kutch and Saurashtra, where there is a possibility of landfall (cyclone). So far, the work of evacuating more than 30,000 people to safer places has been done. At the same time, 17 teams of NDRF and 12 teams of SDRF have been deployed in the districts affected by Cyclone Chakraborty. 

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Possibility of turning into an extremely severe cyclone
According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, there may be strong winds and rain in many states of India. People have been prohibited from going to the beach. Fishermen have also been instructed not to venture into the sea. According to the IMD, ‘Biparjoy’ weakened from an extremely severe cyclone to a very severe cyclone on Tuesday. It is likely to cross the coasts of Saurashtra and Kutch near Jakhau port in the evening of June 15 as a very severe cyclone. During this, winds are expected to blow at a maximum speed of 150 kmph. 

There will be heavy rains in these areas 

IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said, "Biparjoy can cause much more harm. In Gujarat, Kutch, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Jamnagar districts may receive more than 20 cm of rain from June 13 to 15." He said that he would not be surprised even if more than 25 cm of rain would be recorded here. Generally, it does not rain so heavily at this time, so there is a possibility of flood in the low-lying areas."

Risk of harm from Biperjoy

According to the Meteorological Department, due to Biparjoy, such strong winds can blow that trees can fall. Due to this, the possibility of damage to houses has also been expressed. With the falling of tin shed, the banks can also be damaged. In some areas, there can be a danger of floods along with rain. Waves up to 3 to 6 meters are possible along the low-lying coastal areas of Saurashtra, Kutch. 

Railway preparations for Biparjoy 

Western Railway CPRO Sumit Thakur told that in view of the danger of Biparjoy, 69 trains have been cancelled, 32 trains have been short-terminated while 26 trains will be short-originated. Meanwhile, Railway Board Chairman and CEO Anil Kumar Lahoti and other board members are keeping a close watch on the situation arising out of Biporjoy.

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