Union Home Minister Amit Shan to conduct an aerial survey of the cyclone Biparjoy hit Gujarat today.
Shah is likely to take the aerial survey of the cyclone affected areas at around 11 am along with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.
Shah will also take stock of the entire situation after the cyclone and will also hold a review meeting in Bhuj, Shah and Patel will also monitor the surveillance that was in place from Delhi for the past three days.
The cyclone made its landfall in state’s Jakhau, in the Saurashtra-Kutch coast on Thursday evening at around 6:30 pm with heavy rainfall and wind-speed of at least 140 kmph.
The landfall had weakened by the wee hours of Friday with parts of Kutch, Jamnagar, Rajkot and other districts receiving very heavy rainfall followed by strong wind speed.
The cyclone largely affected the electricity supply in the state with more than 4600 villages had to face an entire power less situation, out of which in 3,580 villages the power supply was restored.
Still more than 1000 villages are left without power, the biggest challenge on the state administration head as of now.
Biparjoy has now moved towards the south Rajasthan, a team of NDRF is already been mobilised in Jalore as there are high chances of a flood like situation due to the heavy rains.
As per the government, there were no loss of life due to the cyclone Biparjoy as CM Patel in a press release said, the state’s advance planning and mass evacuation operation that evacuated one lakh people helped in achieving zero casualty in the state.
A total of 1,09,000 persons were re-located to temporary shelters, and as per the government, 10,918 were children, 5,070 were senior citizens and 1,152 were pregnant women.
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