Tag: Cyclone

Odisha coasts to have early warning towers

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha is prone to natural calamities such as cyclone and flood, the state government today said it was setting up early warning towers along the state’s coastline. “Provision for last connectivity with the facility of early warning towers has been taken up at 122 locations all along the coast to disseminate cyclone/tsunami warning,” […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Odisha govt urges IIT-Bhubaneswar to set up coastal observatory centre

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has urged IIT-Bhubaneswar to set up a coastal observatory and innovation centre for climate change as the state is vulnerable to natural calamities like flood, cyclone and tsunami. For the purpose, the government has decided to transfer 40 acres of land at Laudigaon in Ganjam district free of cost to IIT, […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
12 districts "very highly prone" to cyclones: Study

Twelve districts, all on the east coast, are "very highly prone" and 41 "highly prone" to cyclones in the country, a paper by the India Meteorological Department scientist has revealed

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
'Evacuations, warning reduced Hudhud loss'

United Nations: A UN report says “timely and massive evacuation saved lives” during Cyclone Hudhud that slammed coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha last October, leaving only 41 dead in a disaster of that magnitude. Overall, major disasters last year cost India 1,322 lives and $27 billion in damages, the UN Economic and Social Commission for […]

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Odisha CM announces relief package for cyclone-affected areas

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced relief package for three districts which were worst hit by cyclone Titli. After carrying out an aerial survey of the affected districts, Patnaik said he had instructed that all the affected families of Gajapati, Ganjam and Gunupur subdivision of Rayagada will be given relief for 15 days. “On […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Cyclone Titli: Six missing as house gets swept away by flood waters

Bhanjanagar: Six persons including four of a family went missing after their house got swept away by flood waters of Adangi river following heavy rain triggered by very severe Cyclone ‘Titli’ in Ganjam district today. The shocking incident was reported from Bhutapankal village under Gajalbadi panchayat in the district. According to preliminary reports,  six persons […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
After cyclone Titli, Odisha stares at possible flood situation

Bhubaneswar: With very severe cyclonic storm Titli making landfall in Gopalpur early morning today leading to a downpour in eight districts, Odisha is now staring at a possible flood situation in its coastal belt, an official said. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places, and extremely […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
College elections cancelled in view of Cyclone Titli

Bhubaneswar: As severe cyclonic storm Titli inches closer to Odisha-Andhra coast threatening of severe damage, the state government today cancelled the students’ union elections scheduled to be held across Odisha tomorrow. Chief Secretary AP Padhi informed that students’ union elections in colleges which were scheduled to be held in the state tomorrow have been cancelled […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Will Odisha See Another Cyclone? Low Pressure Forms Over Bay Of Bengal, Heavy Rains Predicted

A few days after two Cyclones - Tauktae and Yaas - battered the west and east coastal states of the country, another low pressure has formed in the Bay of Bengal leading to apprehensions about formation of another cyclonic storm.

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  • Friday, 11 June 2021
Living Through a Nightmare Lasting 36 hours!

By Sandeep Sahu It has been 17 long years. But the memories of those dreadful 36 hours remain fresh as if it all happened yesterday. The Met department had sounded out a warning about a severe cyclonic storm brewing in the Bay of Bengal. But back in 1999, meteorological prediction in India was still in […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Cyclone 'Pabuk': Latest Updates On Its Effect On Odisha

Bhubaneswar: While the tropical cyclone ‘Pabuk’ is approaching gradually and is likely to emerge in the Andaman Sea in the 5th of January, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar has stated that it will not have any impact on Odisha. “The cyclonic storm ‘Pabuk’ lay centred at about 870 km east-southeast of Port Blair and […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
Train services to & from Gunupur resume

Gunupur: Almost 12 days after the landfall of Cyclone Titli and post floods, train services to and from Gunupur station resumed today following completion of the Naupada-Gunupur rail line repair work. As per sources, first an empty engine and later another train was run over the repaired track on a trial basis. Officials of the […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
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Odisha govt failed to tackle flood situation after Titli: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: With situation in several districts of Odisha still remaining vulnerable due to floods that followed cyclonic storm Titli, the Opposition has criticised the inefficient measures of the state government alleging that despite IMD forecast on October 9 on Titli and the subsequent flood situation in Odisha, the government failed to tackle the situation. BJP […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
Cyclone Titli Live Updates: Titli makes landfall in Palasa-Srikakulam south-west of Gopalpur

06:00 AM: As per latest reports from the IMD, Cyclone Titli made a landfall in south-west coast of Gopalpur near Palasa-Srikakulam. 05:00 AM: Landfall process continuing; 126 kmph surface wind lashing Odisha coast of Gopalpur. Here’s the latest IMD bulletin: #LIVE from #Gopalpur in #Odisha: More updates from @raykasturi on #CycloneTitli from ground zero at […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
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Flights cancelled due to Cyclone Titli

Bhubaneswar: It seems the landfall of the ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ Titli in coastal Odisha and Andhra Pradesh tomorrow morning would be very intense as flight services to and from Bhubaneswar have been cancelled for tomorrow. As per official sources, five IndiGo flight services from Bhubaneswar have been suspended for tomorrow which were scheduled to […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021