The state government announcement states that Cyclone Biparjoy's landfall in Gujarat will be postponed by a few hours and will likely occur between 9 and 10 pm on Thursday instead of the previously anticipated 4 to 8 pm.
Following a high-level review meeting with senior representatives of the state and federal governments at the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) in Gandhinagar, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel disclosed the information.
According to Relief Commissioner Alok Pandey, who was mentioned in the announcement, "The pace of the cyclone has lessened during the past several hours. The Gujarat coast is expected to be struck by the hurricane on Thursday night between 9 and 10 pm, according to the meteorological agency, since the storm's speed has dropped.
The estimated speed of the wind when the cyclone strikes the land is 115–125 kph. According to the announcement, only the cyclone's velocity has decreased. It comes less than one year after record monsoon rain and melting glaciers. The state government has been taking precautions.
Pandey said that by Thursday morning, the state administration had successfully evacuated more than 94,000 people from the coastal areas of the eight districts most likely to be hit by the hurricane.
Gujarat's Banaskantha and Patan districts are predicted to get significant rainfall a day after the storm hits Kutch. The authorities in these regions have been instructed to take all precautions if any damage. The department has organised 180 teams to investigate damage to wildlife during the cyclone. The water supply agency has prepared advance plans to guarantee easy access to drinking water during an interruption.
If the trees fall on the road during the hurricane, the streets and the structures department have also taken the initiative to appoint and maintain personnel for the ready-to-clean lanes. The National Disaster Management Authority, fishermen have been advised to steer clear of the sea, and hospitals are staffed with emergency personnel. According to the press statement, 400 tree-falling incidents were reported. All the trees were cut down, and the streets were rendered for an easy and hassle-free car passage.
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