Cyclone “Biaprjoy” has weakened into a “deep depression” after making landfall in Gujarat’s coastal regions and is forecast to continue to diminish over the following 12 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department.
At 11:30 p.m. on Friday over Southeast Pakistan, the cyclonic storm degenerated into a “deep depression,” according to IMD.
“At 2330 IST yesterday (Friday), the 16th June 2023, over Southeast Pakistan next to Southwest Rajasthan and Kutch, about 100 km northeast of Dholavira, cyclonic storm Biparjoy deteriorated into a deep depression. to gradually deteriorate into a depression over the course of the following 12 hours,” IMD tweeted.
Earlier reports indicated that the effects of the storm caused a number of trees to be uprooted in Bhuj, Kutch.
The clearing effort was completed on Friday by the National Disaster Response Force team.
According to IMD sources, the cyclone made landfall on Thursday night about 10 km north of the Jakhau Port in Kutch. It had its origins in the Arabian Sea and had swept over the west coast of India.
After Cyclone Biparjoy made landfall in coastal portions of the state on Thursday evening, 127 citizens were evacuated from Rupen Bandar Government Primary School and relocated to NDH School Dwarka earlier in the day by a total of six National Disaster Response Force teams.
According to NDRF, there were 82 men, 27 women, and 15 children among the evacuated residents.
After cyclone “Biparjoy” made landfall in Gujarat, heavy rain was predicted for the state’s following two days. As a precaution in cyclone-prone areas, Western Railways decided to partially or completely suspend the operation of a few more trains on Friday.
Bhupendra Patel, the chief minister of Gujarat, convened a meeting earlier on Saturday to assess the state’s position in the wake of Cyclone Biparjoy’s landfall at the state emergency operations centre in Gandhinagar.
The district collectors in impacted areas were instructed by the chief minister of Gujarat to conduct surveys to determine the extent of the damage.
A power outage was brought on by storm Biparjoy’s powerful winds and rain in Gujarat’s Jamnagar district.
Teams from Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Limited were working hard to fix the problem on Friday.
414 feeders, 221 electric poles, and one TC were all instantly operational out of the destroyed property. In the Jamnagar district’s 367 villages, the power has been restored.
The only current transformer that was quickly rendered operational was situated in Jamnagar’s Kalavad taluka.
Atul Karwal, director general of the NDRF, said on Friday that no fatalities have been reported as a result of Cyclone Biparjoy making landfall in Gujarat.
“24 animals have perished and 23 individuals have suffered injuries. In roughly a thousand communities, the supply of electricity has been cut off. 800 trees have been lost. Except for Rajkot, it isn’t raining significantly, according to NDRF DG Karwal.