Cyclone Biparjoy to hit Gujarat today A very severe Biparjoy storm, Biparjoy, is expected to make landfall in Gujarat today evening. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Gujarat’s Saurashtra and Kutch regions and has advised people to take all necessary precautions.
Cyclone Biparjoy to hit Gujarat today
The cyclone is currently located over the Northeast Arabian Sea, about 200 km west-southwest of Jakhau Port in Gujarat. It is moving in a north-westward direction with a speed of 15 mph. The IMD has forecast that the cyclone will cross the Gujarat coast between Mandvi and Karachi near Jakhau Port by evening today.
The cyclone is expected to bring heavy rains, strong winds, and high tides to Gujarat. The IMD has forecast that the maximum wind speed during the landfall may reach up to 150 kmph. The cyclone is also expected to cause heavy damage to crops, plantations, and orchards in Gujarat.
The Gujarat government has taken all necessary measures to mitigate the impact of the cyclone. The state has evacuated over 46,000 people from coastal areas and shifted them to safer places. The government has also deployed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams in the affected areas.
The IMD has advised people to stay indoors, avoid travel and keep away from low-lying areas during the cyclone. People have also been advised to keep their essential supplies ready.
The following are some of the precautions that people can take to stay safe during a cyclone:
- Stay indoors and avoid travel.
- Keep away from low-lying areas.
- Stay away from windows and doors.
- Keep your essential supplies ready, including food, water, medicine and batteries.
- Stay tuned to the radio or TV for updates on the cyclone.