Cyclone Biparjoy, a very severe cyclonic storm, made landfall near Jakhau, Gujarat, India on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometres per hour (90 miles per hour) and brought heavy rainfall to the coastal regions of Gujarat and Rajasthan.
The storm has caused widespread damage to property and infrastructure in the coastal regions of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The most significant damage has been to coastal villages, where many homes have been destroyed and crops have been damaged. Over 100,000 people have been evacuated from the coastal regions of Gujarat and Rajasthan in anticipation of the cyclone.
The government of India has deployed relief teams to the affected areas to help with the recovery effort. The government has also announced financial assistance for those who have been affected by the Biparjoy cyclone.
Here are some of the latest updates on the Biparjoy cyclone:
- The storm has weakened as it has moved inland, but it is still expected to bring heavy rain to the central and western parts of India. The government has warned residents of these areas to be on alert for flooding and landslides.
- The death toll from the cyclone has risen to at least 100. Many people are still missing and the death toll is expected to rise.
- The government has set up relief camps in the affected areas. These camps are providing food, water, and shelter to those who have been displaced by the cyclone.
- The government is working to restore power and water supplies to the affected areas. This process is expected to take several days.
The cyclone has caused a significant amount of damage to Gujarat and Rajasthan. The recovery effort will be long and difficult, but the government is committed to helping those who have been affected by the cyclone.