The Coast Guard stated today that Cyclone Biparjoy will bring wind gusts of 120-150 kmph and could produce tidal waves of 5-6 metres when it reaches landfall. The Coast Guard’s Inspector General Manish Pathak told NDTV that the marine agency has resources in place and is ready to deal with the cyclone’s aftermath.
He claimed that 23 disaster assistance teams and 500 employees had been deployed. Additionally on standby are 6 helicopters and 7 aircraft.
“We are making sure that nobody goes into the ocean. Since we received notice, plans have been made. To reduce storm damage, all agencies are collaborating, according to Mr. Pathak.A ship, 500 people, 29 gemini boats, 8 in-shore patrol vessels, 4 fast patrol vessels, 3 offshore patrol vessels, and 200 life jackets have been put on standby, according to Mr. Pathak, who is listing the force’s resources. According to him, 4 Dornier aircraft, 4 Chetak helicopters, and a Dhruv helicopter are on standby in Daman while 3 Dornier aircraft and a Dhruv helicopter are on standby in Gujarat.
Less than 200 miles separate Cyclone Biparjoy from Gujarat’s coast. According to the India Meteorological Department, it will pass across Saurashtra, Kutch, and the nearby Pakistani coast between Mandvi and Karachi between 4 and 8 pm. According to the meteorology office, isolated areas in the Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka, and Jamnagar districts are anticipated to experience unusually heavy rainfall as the storm reaches the shore.
According to the authorities, 74,345 individuals were relocated to makeshift shelters in the Indian states of Kutch, Jamnagar, Morbi, Rajkot, Devbhumi Dwarka, Junagadh, Porbandar, and Gir Somnath.