Tuesday, Cyclone Biparjoy diminished from an extremely severe cyclone to a very severe cyclone. Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department reported that the cyclone could cause catastrophic damage.
Today, at a press conference, IMD Director General Mrutyunjaya Mohapatra was quoted by the news agency PTI as saying, “Its destructive potential could be significant.”
Bangladesh has bestowed the moniker ‘Biparjoy’ upon this city. Cyclone Biparjoy, which formed over the southeast Arabian Sea at 5:30 a.m. on June 6, has existed for approximately eight days and nine hours so far.
Today, Union Home Minister Amit Shah presided over a review of preparations for cyclone “Biparjoy.” Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a meeting to discuss the cyclone’s mitigation.
Impact of Cyclone Biparjoy and Affected Regions
According to the IMD, the districts of Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka, and Jamnagar in Gujarat will be the most affected by Cyclone Biparjoy.
The cyclone is predicted to cross Saurashtra and Kutch in Gujarat and the adjacent Pakistan littoral near Jakhau Port (Gujarat) between Mandvi in Gujarat and Karachi in Pakistan on the evening of 15 June as a very severe cyclonic storm with wind speeds of 125-150 kph.
From June 13 to June 15, the districts of Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka, Jamnagar, and Porbandar may experience exceedingly intense precipitation (over 20 centimeters). Rajkot, Morbi, and Junagarh may also experience significant precipitation.
On June 15, these areas could experience winds of up to 145 kilometers per hour. This may cause damage to agriculture, homes, roads, utility and communication poles, and flood escape routes.
The Government’s Readiness
21,000 vessels have been towed ashore. A catalog of villages requiring evacuation has been compiled. The information of saltpan employees has been compiled in order to relocate them to safety. There are sufficient shelters, power, medications, and emergency services on hand. Ten SDRF squads are being dispatched.
NDRF has dispatched twelve squads, and three more are en route to Gujarat. In addition, 15 airlifting teams are on standby in Arrakonam (Tamil Nadu), Mundli (Odisha), and Bathinda (Punjab). Teams of ships and aircraft from the Coast Guard, Army, and Navy are on standby.
Teams and assets from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard are assisting Gujarat with preparation, rescue, and restoration. Maritime council and stakeholders receive alerts and recommendations on a regular basis from DG, Shipping.
Offshore oil fields are under surveillance, and offshore installations in Gujarat have been instructed to recall all personnel. Other locations, including Kandla and Mundra, have been advised to adopt preventative measures.
The minister of health for the union, Mansukh Mandaviya, stated on Tuesday that the government has prepared shelters with food and rations, as well as a plan for medical and health emergencies.
He stated that all port employees in coastal areas have been relocated, ships have been anchored, and crew members have been taken to secure locations.
“Ports are among the most severely damaged infrastructures during cyclones, so all port workers have been relocated for their safety, ships have been anchored, and crew members have been taken to safe locations,” Mandaviya was quoted as saying by the news agency PTI.
Previous Cyclones In The Arabian Sea
The 2019 exceedingly severe Cyclone Kyarr persisted for nine days and fifteen hours over the Arabian Sea. It formed over the east-central Arabian Sea, altered its course several times, and weakened over the southwest Arabian Sea.
The extremely severe cyclonic cyclone Gaja of 2018 persisted for nine days and fifteen hours over the southeastern Bay of Bengal. IMD reported that it traversed the southern peninsular region, emerged in the Arabian Sea, and weakened there.
According to scientists, climate change causes cyclonic cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea to intensify more quickly and last longer.