... (Tamil Nadu) and 1,760 km South-South-East of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh) ... but skip it and proceed towards the Andhra Pradesh coast. Fishermen in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu have been told to not venture to the coast. Though Cyclone Nivar had a soft landing, floods hit coastal districts. The rain is lashing Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts. One Killed as Cyclone Phethai Storms Through Andhra Pradesh. 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. Cyclone Phethai hit the coast of Andhra Pradesh, killing one person. 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. CNN-IBN, Senior Editor Karma Paljor, who is in Brahmapur in Odisha says the wind speed is very high. Very severe cyclone, Phailin, brought widespread rain up to Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar. 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. All rights reserved. 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. 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. There has been no reports of damage or casualty so far. Andhra Pradesh is extremely vulnerable to cyclones, storm surges and floods. 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 … 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. He adds that there is no electricity and no landline phone is working. 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. During Helen, the death toll was contained to six. However, pre-monsoon cyclone is not rare in the state. The state had suffered a loss of Rs 6,129.25 crore. Promoted The reason for reduction in death toll is better disaster management and accurate weather forecasting. The Northern part of AP is also receiving a severe rain. The severe rain is battering the coast. You can further help us by making a donation. The Coromandel national highway which connects Kanyakumari to Kolkata has also been shut between Vizianagaram and Ganjam. 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. Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. More than 100,000 others had been moved from their homes in neighbouring Orissa state by late afternoon as the storm headed for them. According to the State Disaster Mangement Department, about 44 per cent of the state is vulnerable to tropical storms and related disasters. Seven people have died in the cyclone related incident in Odisha. Over a million evacuated. (It’s 2 mph away from a Category 5 hurricane, the highest on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.) 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 … Authorities have evacuated more than 5.25 lakh people from the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. A cyclone will hit the coasts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on late Thursday night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. MET sees severe cyclone off TN-Andhra coasts by Monday. 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 … Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition. 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. More than one cyclone in the same season is not unusual for the state. The Union government is keeping a close watch on the cyclone. Over 2.7 lakh people were moved to shelters, loss of life and damage to property was contained. 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. It made a landfall near Baptala in Guntur district on May 20 before monsoon. Friday, January 08, 2021 Between 1891 and 2000, 308 cyclones hit the east coast, of which 103 were severe. Death toll this time was 27. We believe strongly that we can and must do things differently. Most of Ganjam district and Srikakulam district in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh have already plunged into darkness. Cyclone Phailin hits India's East coast near Gopalpur in Ganjam district of Odisha on Saturday night. - Andhra Pradesh, lying in the east coast of peninsular India, is the worst hit by cyclones every year. Andhra Pradesh: 040-23456005/23451043 Fax-040-23451819, Cyclone Phailin hits Odisha-AP coast, massive rain lashes the region. The entire southern coast of Odisha and northern coast of Andhra Pradesh have plunged into darkness. In December, one more severe cyclone hit 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'. 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. It is being expected that winds during landfall may reach more than 100 kmph, increasing the chances of … Vulnerability to storm surges is not uniform along the coast of Andhra. He is getting minute - minute updates on the situation. “Each cyclone has different characteristics depending on the … 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. It was classed as “Super cyclonic storm “. She says the government and Congress will do everything possible to stand up to emergent situation. Speed is really scary'. The IMD has said that the speed of wind could be 100 kmph when it makes the landfall. This cyclone was one of them. He is being assisted by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and NDRF. The Met department has downgraded it to category 4. In Andhra Pradesh, eight people died and over 4.91 lakh hectares of agricultural land was damaged. The 1990 Andhra Pradesh cyclone was the worst disaster to affect Southern India after 1977 cyclone. 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. 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. However, he fears that the cyclone has caused a lot of damage in the state. 9:15pm: Cyclone Phailin to remain severe for next 6 hours,rains to continue for next 24hrs in coastal regions. The deadliest cyclone in the past 40 years was the one that struck Andhra's coast in November 1977, killing about 10,000 people. In 2010, seven people were killed in the coastal districts when Cyclone Laila arrived. Cyclone Phethai is currently 690 kilometres south east of Andhra Pradesh. Since the communication lines are down, the media and the governments have been unable to gather any information on the damage and destruction. Brahmapur, Bhubneshwar, Srikakulam: It has been almost three hours since cyclone Phailin made landfall at Gopalpur coast in Gajam district of Odisha. 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. In the cyclone of May 1979, more than 700 people lost lives. At over 200 km per hour Phailin is the worst cyclone in the last 14 years. There has been no reports of damage or casualty so far. Our aim is to bring you news, perspectives and knowledge to prepare you to change the world. Eerie sounds. - Although cyclones do not reach till central India, but in case of very severe cyclones, widespread rain is witnessed. On October 12, 2014, an extremely severe cyclonic storm named ‘Hudhud’ made landfall on the east coast near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh killing 124. 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. Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde himself is monitoring the operations. 3) Great Bombay Cyclone (1882) One of the worst cyclones to hit India was the Great Bombay Cyclone. 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. 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). 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. There has been no report of damage to property and loss of life from any part of these two states. We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. At over 200 km per hour Phailin is the worst cyclone in the last 14 years. The storm surge is also expected to be above 3.5 meters across the coast. 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). In the aftermath of cyclones, these areas get flooded, leading to huge crop losses besides other damage. 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 cyclone has brought a vast quantity of rain, which is likely to batter Odisha and Andhra coast. There were some sketchy reports of house collapse and damage to roads from Ganjam district in Odisha. The stretch between Nizampatnam in Guntur district and Machilipatnam in Krishna district is the most prone to storm surges. Get … In the aftermath of cyclones, these areas get flooded, leading to huge crop losses besides other damage. A deep depression is … The Cyclone will hit the coast between Nellore and Kakinada around afternoon/evening, the IMD said. The cyclone hit Mumbai (then Bombay) on June 6, 1882. 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 Chief Ministers of Odisha and AP are also closely monitoring the relief and rescue work. 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. A journalist from Odisha has tweeted saying 'shrieking winds battering away at the windowpanes. 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. The season was near normal with four cyclones forming with three affecting India and one threatened the coast. The severe rainfall is likely to cause a huge damage to roads, railways, telephone lines and standing crop in the affected area.