Biparjoy Cyclone, which arose in the Arabian Sea, has turned towards Rajasthan after wreaking havoc in the coastal districts of Gujarat. At the same time, some other neighboring areas have also been alerted. NDRF DG Atul Karwal told that 2 people died before the landfall, while there is no news of loss of life or property due to the landfall.
Electricity is disrupted in more than 100 villages. More than 800 trees have fallen in the storm, while many incidents of falling of electric poles have also come to light. More than two dozen animals have died. NDRF teams are engaged in relief and rescue work.
IMD said that Biparjoy Cyclone has weakened as compared to earlier and its category has been changed from ‘Extremely Severe Cyclone’ to ‘Severe Cyclone’.
Jawans sent to Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Karnataka
In view of the storm, NDRF teams have been sent to Rajasthan, while jawans have also been sent to Maharashtra and Karnataka. NDRF DG Atul Narwal told, ‘The storm has started to weaken. There are chances of heavy rains in South Rajasthan. On the request of the Rajasthan government, a team of jawans has been sent to Jalore. Whereas 4 teams are deployed in Karnataka while 5 teams are deployed in Maharashtra.
There is still no complete relief in Gujarat
The effect of Biparjoy is still being seen in different parts of Gujarat. Flood-like situation has been created in many areas. It is raining heavily with strong winds in many areas including Naliya of Gujarat. Many fallen trees can be seen on the roads.
Storm knocks in Rajasthan
Cyclone Biparjoy has knocked in Rajasthan. Biparjoy Cyclone has entered Rajasthan via Barmer, after which it started raining there. There is an alert of very heavy rain in 5 districts. Apart from this, Orange Alert has also been issued in 13 other districts.
No loss of life in the storm
Regarding the situation after the storm, Rakesh Singh Bisht, assistant commandant in NDRF’s 6th battalion in Naliya, Gujarat, told that most of the incidents are of falling trees and pillars. They got information about pillars and trees falling. There is no news of any loss of life or property during this period.