A powerful cyclone named Biparjoy, meaning “disaster” in Bengali is expected to make landfall in Gujarat, India, and hit the coast of Sindh province in Pakistan. As a result, more than 100,000 individuals have been evacuated from the path of the storm to ensure their safety.
The cyclone, which has been moving across the Arabian Sea, is forecasted to strike Gujarat on Thursday evening, local time. The region is already experiencing heavy rainfall, leading to unfortunate casualties. At least seven people have lost their lives, including two children tragically crushed by a collapsing wall and a woman struck by a falling tree while riding a motorcycle.
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In Pakistan, authorities are taking proactive measures to protect the population. Approximately 62,000 people have been evacuated from the southeastern coast, and 75 relief camps have been set up in schools. Although Karachi, the largest city in Sindh province with over 20 million residents, is not immediately threatened, emergency measures are being implemented.
Meteorologists have classified Cyclone Biparjoy as a “very severe cyclonic storm” with sustained winds reaching speeds of up to 135 km/h (84 mph) and gusts of up to 150 km/h (93 mph). They have also warned about the possibility of high tides causing flooding in low-lying coastal areas.
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To ensure public safety, train services in the Gujarat region have been temporarily suspended, and the operations of Kandla and Mundra, two major ports in India, have come to a halt. Fishing activities along the Gujarat coast have been suspended as well, and fishermen in Pakistan’s coastal region have been advised to avoid venturing into the water.
What says India Meteorological Department about Cyclone Biparjoy?
The India Meteorological Department predicts that the intensity of Cyclone Biparjoy will weaken as it moves across the affected areas. However, it serves as a reminder of the frequent and devastating cyclones in the Indian Ocean. In recent years, rising sea surface temperatures in the Arabian Sea, attributed to climate change, have increased the vulnerability of coastal regions to such catastrophic storms.
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Governments and communities need to continue strengthening disaster preparedness and response strategies to minimize the impact of these natural disasters. The recent memory of Cyclone Tauktae, which struck the same region in May 2021 and claimed the lives of 174 individuals, further emphasizes the need for proactive measures and adequate infrastructure to protect vulnerable populations. all the information was collected from BBC News and Google for more informative news and article click on this link. The master news there are many interesting blogs for you like technology etc. Thanks for reading.