Thursday, 9 October 2014

HudHud 140km Cyclone

Cyclone HudHud

Named after a colourful bird HudHud, this cyclone is predicted to pick up 140 km per hour speed making 

landfall between Vishakhapatnam and Gopalpur most likely on Sunday.   is predicted to pick up 140 km per hour speed making landfall between Vishakhapatnam and Gopalpur most likely on Sunday. 
By Indian meteorological Department

A strong cyclone heading towards India’s south-eastern coast picked up strength on Wednesday, causing landslides, taking with it trees, and snapping power and phone links as it crossed the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
                Authorities shut schools, cancelled ferry services and warned off fishermen. The islands' key Andaman Trunk Road was shut after dozens of trees were uprooted. They were working to clear the fallen trees, reconnect disrupted utilities and had deployed national disaster response forces. 
                                                 "I feel the entire situation will be fully under control," Tanvy Garg

As the cyclone is heading towards India, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are on alert with the cyclone bearing down on the coast exactly a year after cyclone Phailin battered Odisha. The wind speed of Phailin was 210-220 km an hour. On the contrary, Hudhud is expected to have wind speeds of 130-140 km an hour. So this would be less intense, but we still be monitoring and keeping a close watch,”  Dr M Mohapatra head of the cyclone warning system at the IMD.

                Fishermen had been warned not to go to sea as Odisha might experience heavy rainfall on October 12 and October 13. Panicked coastal villagers on Wednesday scrambled to buy items of food and fuel, from rice and potatoes to petrol. Potatoes disappeared from markets and prices of onions, vegetables and other essential items rose by about 50%. Perhaps this is how we benefit ourselves by taking benefits from the victims of disaster.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is continually checking the preparedness for the cyclone. Holding meeting issuing alerts and sending SMS to common people everything is being done to face the calamity. Other that CM Union Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth also reviewed the preparedness for dealing the cyclone.

                Comprising of 51 teams National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has placed its five Battalions situated at Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and Bihar on high alert.  As a proactive measure 27 teams are being deployed in vulnerable areas.  162 boats and 54 deep diving sets with other flood rescue equipments are being sent to meet any caused by HUDHUD.

                After destructive floods hit Kashmir this is another calamity which we have to face so stand up and do whatever you can to save those living in the vulnerable areas”
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