Since the Met department warned of the cyclone Phailin well in advance, the state governments of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh guided and assisted by the Centre have evacuated more than one million people from the coast preventing a massive loss of life. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together. It was classed as “Super cyclonic storm “. A cyclone left a trail of death and destruction Sunday after winds packing speeds of up to 200 kilometres an hour ripped through a vast swathe of India's impoverished east coast. Though the Bay of Bengal in the east is the region most prone to cyclones in India, there are cyclones that have occurred from the direction of the Arabian Sea. On October 12, 2014, an extremely severe cyclonic storm named ‘Hudhud’ made landfall on the east coast near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh killing 124. We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. The IMD has said that the speed of wind could be 100 kmph when it makes the landfall. He is getting minute - minute updates on the situation. (It’s 2 mph away from a Category 5 hurricane, the highest on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.) It has been raining non-stop in Srikakulam, Ganjam, Brahmapur, Puri and neighbouring areas. The deadliest cyclone in the past 40 years was the one that struck Andhra's coast in November 1977, killing about 10,000 people. The cyclones develop both in the pre-monsoon (April to May) and post-monsoon seasons (October to December), but most of them tend to form in November. - Andhra Pradesh, lying in the east coast of peninsular India, is the worst hit by cyclones every year. In 2010, seven people were killed in the coastal districts when Cyclone Laila arrived. The Coromandel national highway which connects Kanyakumari to Kolkata has also been shut between Vizianagaram and Ganjam. The stretch between Nizampatnam in Guntur district and Machilipatnam in Krishna district is the most prone to storm surges. The reason for reduction in death toll is better disaster management and accurate weather forecasting. According to the State Disaster Mangement Department, about 44 per cent of the state is vulnerable to tropical storms and related disasters. Cyclone Phailin hits India's East coast near Gopalpur in Ganjam district of Odisha on Saturday night. Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, caused extensive damage in Andhra Pradesh, 'Nilam effect: heavy crop loss in coastal Andhra districts, Another cyclone, Lehar, heads for Andhra Pradesh, जलवायु परिवर्तन, वन्य जीव एवं जैव विविधता. Cyclone Nivar, presently building up in the south of Bay of Bengal, is moving northwest and may cross the north Tamil Nadu coast and south Andhra around Wednesday (November 25). A day after Cyclone Phailin hit the coast of Andhra Pradesh, NDTV travelled to Kaviti, one of the worst affected regions in the state's Srikakulam district. CNN-IBN Bhubaneshwar correspondent Jajati Karan has reported that the state capital has been without power and the wind is blowing at a very high speed indicating a severe rainfall later in the night. In the cyclone of May 1979, more than 700 people lost lives. East and West Godavari districts, with vast stretches of paddy fields and irrigation, drainage canals always bear the brunt of cyclones accompanied by strong winds and pounding rains. During Helen, the death toll was contained to six. Some of them moderate and a few of them very severe (see box). But, the local administration said it can update on the damage and destruction only by Sunday morning. We believe information is a powerful driver for the new tomorrow. Cyclone Phethai hit the coast of Andhra Pradesh, killing one person. The state had suffered a loss of Rs 6,129.25 crore. It says it is as serious as hurricane Katrina, which battered the USA. The Northern part of AP is also receiving a severe rain. Though Cyclone Nivar had a soft landing, floods hit coastal districts. A severe cyclonic storm had hit the coast in 1990 in May, in which the death toll was 817 and the state’s loss was assessed at Rs 2,137 crore. The season was near normal with four cyclones forming with three affecting India and one threatened the coast. Fani, which is about 80 kilometers off the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states, is equivalent in intensity to a Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic, or a super typhoon in the Pacific. Cyclone Phethai is currently 690 kilometres south east of Andhra Pradesh. All rights reserved. He is being assisted by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and NDRF. The rain is lashing Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts. The 1990 Andhra Pradesh cyclone was the worst disaster to affect Southern India after 1977 cyclone. You can further help us by making a donation. A cyclone will hit the coasts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on late Thursday night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Most of Ganjam district and Srikakulam district in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh have already plunged into darkness. As per reports, local villagers in a village near Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari found gold beads collected on the beach a day after Cyclone Nivar hit … Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. In view of Cyclone Nivar, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has advised agriculture and horticulture farmers to harvest their crops without delay in the south coastal region of Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema … Andhra Pradesh is extremely vulnerable to cyclones, storm surges and floods. Cyclone Phailin hits India's East coast near Gopalpur in Ganjam district of Odisha on Saturday night. In 2018, three severe storms battered the east coast in just three months — cyclone Titli in October, cyclone Gaja in November and cyclone Phethai in December. The Chief Ministers of Odisha and AP are also closely monitoring the relief and rescue work. He adds that there is no electricity and no landline phone is working. A deep depression formed in the west central Bay of Bengal has hit the coast on Tuesday morning between Visakhapatnam and Narsapur, above Kakinada and moving towards the coast … Fani, which is about 60 kilometers (38 miles) off the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states, is equivalent in intensity to a Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic, or a supertyphoon in the Pacific. Our aim is to bring you news, perspectives and knowledge to prepare you to change the world. At over 200 km per hour Phailin is the worst cyclone in the last 14 years. MET sees severe cyclone off TN-Andhra coasts by Monday. Eerie sounds. Over 2.7 lakh people were moved to shelters, loss of life and damage to property was contained. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is also in constant touch with the PMO officials. There were some sketchy reports of house collapse and damage to roads from Ganjam district in Odisha. Around 300,000 people living along the coast in the worst-hit state of Andhra Pradesh were evacuated before the storm struck around 11.30 am (0600 GMT) on Sunday. There has been no reports of damage or casualty so far. Nivar made landfall on the night of November 25, bringing heavy rains in several coastal and northern districts of Tamil Nadu, southern Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry. Seven people have died in the cyclone related incident in Odisha. The Railways has suspended trains in the affected area. Hours before severe cyclone Phethai was to cross the coast between Kakinada in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh and Yanam in Pondicherry, four coastal districts have received heavy rains. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. There has been no reports of damage or casualty so far. Harvested paddy in Krishna, Guntur and West and East Godavari districts was damaged badly, leaving farmers distraught. In the aftermath of cyclones, these areas get flooded, leading to huge crop losses besides other damage. 9:15pm: Cyclone Phailin to remain severe for next 6 hours,rains to continue for next 24hrs in coastal regions. 3) Great Bombay Cyclone (1882) One of the worst cyclones to hit India was the Great Bombay Cyclone. Four states - Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal and one Union Territory - Pondicherry on the East Coast are most vulnerable to cyclone disasters. The districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kurda have been affected by the cyclone. In the past 40 years, there may not be a single year in which the state did not experience either a storm, a cyclone or heavy rains and floods. The Union government is keeping a close watch on the cyclone. The storm made landfall near Chirala , in the Prakasam district of central Andhra Pradesh, around 11:00 UTC on 19 November with one-minute sustained winds of 195 km/h (120 mph). However, he fears that the cyclone has caused a lot of damage in the state. Severe cyclone Nilam, that made a landfall on November 2 last year near Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, caused extensive damage in Andhra Pradesh (also see: 'Nilam effect: heavy crop loss in coastal Andhra districts' and 'Flooded by drains'. “Each cyclone has different characteristics depending on the … Speed is really scary'. Very severe cyclone, Phailin, brought widespread rain up to Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar. © Copyright Down To Earth 2021. Brahmapur, Bhubneshwar, Srikakulam: It has been almost three hours since cyclone Phailin made landfall at Gopalpur coast in Gajam district of Odisha. More than one cyclone in the same season is not unusual for Andhra Pradesh. Since the 1975, the state had faced more than 60 cyclones. Cyclones on the east coast originate in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman Sea or the South China Sea, and usually reach the coastline of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal, which are the most vulnerable to cyclones. One Killed as Cyclone Phethai Storms Through Andhra Pradesh. - Although cyclones do not reach till central India, but in case of very severe cyclones, widespread rain is witnessed. Briefing media about the landfall of the cyclone Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) Director General LS Rathore warned that the east coast will receive the most severe rain in the next 12 hours. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been in constant touch with Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and taking stock of the situation in cyclone-hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Over a million evacuated. This cyclone was one of them. The cyclone hit Mumbai (then Bombay) on June 6, 1882. Fishermen in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu have been told to not venture to the coast. CNN-IBN, Senior Editor Karma Paljor, who is in Brahmapur in Odisha says the wind speed is very high. It is being expected that winds during landfall may reach more than 100 kmph, increasing the chances of … File photo: Facebook/Andhra Pradesh CM news Weather Saturday, December 10, 2016 - … Between 1891 and 2000, 308 cyclones hit the east coast, of which 103 were severe. Down To Earth is a product of our commitment to make changes in the way we manage our environment, protect health and secure livelihoods and economic security for all. Death toll this time was 27. Thirty-eight years after the deadly Diviseema cyclone hit the Krishna-Guntur coast of Andhra Pradesh, memories of the disaster still remain fresh in … In the aftermath of cyclones, these areas get flooded, leading to huge crop losses besides other damage. As the cyclone approached the Indian coast, it accelerated to 17 km/h (10 mph) while slightly weakening from its peak intensity. Cyclone Nivar is likely to hit south Andhra Pradesh coast on Wednesday. Andhra Pradesh: 040-23456005/23451043 Fax-040-23451819, Cyclone Phailin hits Odisha-AP coast, massive rain lashes the region. The state risks being battered by cyclones of moderate to severe intensity every two to three years. More than one cyclone in the same season is not unusual for the state. A journalist from Odisha has tweeted saying 'shrieking winds battering away at the windowpanes. Cyclones on the east coast originate in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman Sea or the South China Sea, and usually reach the coastline of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal, which are the most vulnerable to cyclones. The severe rainfall is likely to cause a huge damage to roads, railways, telephone lines and standing crop in the affected area. Friday, January 08, 2021 Authorities have evacuated more than 5.25 lakh people from the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition. In his last update for the night CNN-IBN Bhubaneshwar correspondent Jajati Karan said that the government can get even the basic information only in the morning. More than 100,000 others had been moved from their homes in neighbouring Orissa state by late afternoon as the storm headed for them. Cyclone Nivar - Find Cyclone Nivar latest News Headlines and breaking news today along with Photos and Videos at HindustanTimes.com. A deep depression is … In Andhra Pradesh, eight people died and over 4.91 lakh hectares of agricultural land was damaged. The storm surge is also expected to be above 3.5 meters across the coast. The Met department has downgraded it to category 4. The entire southern coast of Odisha and northern coast of Andhra Pradesh have plunged into darkness. Since, there was no power supply and over one crore people are spending a terrible night in dark, nobody has been able to get even a glimpse of the damage and destruction. In 1996, the state experienced a severe cyclonic storm in November, which left 1,077 people dead. Since the communication lines are down, the media and the governments have been unable to gather any information on the damage and destruction. ... (Tamil Nadu) and 1,760 km South-South-East of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh) ... but skip it and proceed towards the Andhra Pradesh coast. She says the government and Congress will do everything possible to stand up to emergent situation. The Cyclone will hit the coast between Nellore and Kakinada around afternoon/evening, the IMD said. According to a Disaster management expert RK Datta, the cyclone is expected to cause a huge damage to flora and fauna close to the coast. The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state, before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday. Cyclone Nivar, presently building up in the south of Bay of Bengal, is moving northwest and may cross the north Tamil Nadu coast and south Andhra around Wednesday (November 25). CNN-IBN Correspondent Preeti Singh, who is reporting from an evacuation shelter near Kalingapatnam says that tens of thousands are spending an anxious night at different relief centres spread over Andhra Pradesh coast. Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Vulnerability to storm surges is not uniform along the coast of Andhra. We believe strongly that we can and must do things differently. This cyclone had a severe impact in India, with over 967 people reported to have been killed and 100,000 animals also died in the cyclone with the total cost of damages to crops estimated at over $600 million (1990 USD). Interestingly, the cyclone of 1977 was not a severe cyclonic storm like Phailin, Helen or the next one to arrive, Lehar, which are classified as very severe cyclonic storm. In December, one more severe cyclone hit the state. Get … About 250,000 cattle heads perished, one million houses were damaged and crops on 1.35 million hectares (ha) were destroyed that year. The cyclone has brought a vast quantity of rain, which is likely to batter Odisha and Andhra coast. Odisha and Andhra Pradesh braced for widespread devastation as a cyclone as big as India itself roared towards the coast,on course for landfall near Gopalpur in Odisha’s Ganjam district.. 9:20pm: Cyclone Phailin- eye of the storm will take another 1 hour to cross over. Promoted According to the Met department reports, the heavy rain is likely to cause a lot of trouble across the coast of two states. However, pre-monsoon cyclone is not rare in the state. It made a landfall near Baptala in Guntur district on May 20 before monsoon. There has been no report of damage to property and loss of life from any part of these two states. CNN-IBN Senior Editor Karma Paljor who is reporting from the Brahmapur, which is just 15 KM from Gopalpur said window panes of his hotel have been broken and rain water has entered into the building. Women carry coconuts next to fallen palm trees after heavy winds brought by Cyclone Titli struck the area in Barua village in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh | AFP A very severe cyclonic storm packing winds of up to 150 kmph and widespread rains hit eastern India Thursday killing eight people in Andhra Pradesh and damaging homes, uprooting trees and power lines in the state and in Odisha. Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde himself is monitoring the operations. The severe rain is battering the coast. At over 200 km per hour Phailin is the worst cyclone in the last 14 years. Aim is to bring you news, perspectives and knowledge to prepare you to the. 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