Cyclone Biparjoy Updates: According to IMD, Biparjoy is likely to make landfall on Thursday evening as an extremely severe cyclonic storm with winds of up to 150 kmph between Mandvi in Kutch and Karachi in Pakistan near Jakhau Port. Is. According to a press release issued by the State Emergency Operating Center (SEOC), Khambhalia taluk of Devbhoomi Dwarka district received the highest rainfall of 121 mm in the 24-hour period ending Wednesday morning.
Ahead of the possible landfall of powerful cyclone Biparjoy near Jakhau port in Gujarat’s Kutch district, authorities have so far evacuated nearly 50,000 people from the state’s coastal areas and shifted them to temporary shelter camps. , The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said that heavy rain accompanied by strong winds lashed Saurashtra and Kutch region as Biparjoy moved towards the Gujarat coast.
According to IMD, Biparjoy is likely to make landfall between Mandvi in Kutch and Karachi in Pakistan near Jakhau port as an extremely severe cyclonic storm with wind speed up to 150 kmph on Thursday evening.
According to a press release issued by the State Emergency Operating Center (SEOC), Khambhalia taluk of Devbhoomi Dwarka district received the highest rainfall of 121 mm in the 24-hour period ending Wednesday morning. Whereas, Dwarka and Kalyanpur received 92 mm and 70 mm of rain, respectively.
According to the release, nine talukas of Jamnagar, Junagadh, Rajkot, Porbandar and Kutch districts received more than 50 mm of rain during that period.
According to SEOC, 54 talukas of Saurashtra and Kutch districts received more than 10 mm of rain in the 24 hours ending Wednesday morning.
State Relief Commissioner Alok Kumar Pandey said, “The cyclone is now about 290 km from Kutch. As a precautionary measure, we have shifted around 50,000 people from the coastal areas to safe shelter camps. The evacuation operation is still going on and by evening the remaining 5,000 people will be shifted to safer places.”
Pandey told the media in Gandhinagar that of the 50,000 people evacuated, 18,000 were shifted to camps in Kutch district, while the rest were shifted to safer places in Junagadh, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Morbi and Rajkot. Is. has been delivered.
According to Pandey, 15 teams of NDRF, 12 of SDRF, 115 of State Road and Building Department and 397 of State Electricity Department have been deployed in various coastal districts.
“Officials from the power and road and building departments have reached the affected areas to restore power supply and communication. We have also deployed separate teams equipped with HAM radio sets and satellite phones in regional areas for better communication. have done.”
Cyclone to hit Gujarat coast on June 15
Earlier, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel visited the emergency operation center of the state government on Tuesday night to review the preparedness to deal with the cyclone outbreak.
The IMD said in a bulletin that as the cyclone approaches the Gujarat coast on June 15, the intensity of rainfall will increase in the state and heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places over Kutch, Devbhoomi Dwarka and Jamnagar.
According to the bulletin, Biparjoy is very likely to cross Saurashtra, Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coast between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) near Jakhau port (Gujarat) as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm by June 15 evening . During this, wind speed reaching 125-135 kmph gusting to 150 kmph is very likely over the region.
According to the bulletin, the cyclone is likely to cause heavy to very heavy rainfall over Porbandar, Rajkot, Morbi, Junagadh and rest of the districts of Saurashtra and North Gujarat region.
The IMD has predicted light to moderate and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over north Gujarat and adjoining south Rajasthan districts on Friday.
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