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Cyclone Ockhi: Kerala fishermen community begins rescue action

Thiruvananthapuram: The fishermen community decided to launch their own rescue operations as 55 boats ventured into the sea to search for the 115 missing fishermen here on Sunday. According to the latest reports, the cyclone Ockhi has claimed the lives of 10 persons with 475 fishermen rescued so far. Rescue teams decided to step up […]

Automatic coastal warning for Tsunami, Cyclone, Earthquake

Bhubaneswar: Residents living on the fringe of the 480 km long coastline in Odisha will now be better prepared for meeting any natural disaster like tsunami, cyclone and earthquake with the State government ready to install first-of-its-kind Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) in as many as six different coastal districts in three phases starting this […]

Low pressure to turn into depression over Odisha; cautionary Signal-III hoisted at 3 ports

Bhubaneswar: The low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is likely to turn into depression during the next 24 hours resulting in heavy rain in the State. Besides, Cautionary Signal-III has been hoisted at three ports in the State and fishermen advised not to venture into the sea. “The associated upper air cyclonic circulation […]

People sit on the roof of a house after Cyclone Phailin hit Brahmapur town
Govt to set up EWS for disasters by Aug 15

Bhubaneswar: To provide a major impetus to disaster management in Odisha, the State Government will install Early Warning Systems (EWS) to caution people about arrival of major natural calamities like tsunami and cyclone. Chief Secretary A P Padhi on Friday directed the officials of the Revenue and Disaster Management department to ensure installation of the […]

Cyclone Mora makes landfall in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Cyclone Mora hit Bangladesh on Tuesday with heavy winds and rain with nearly 300,000 people from 10 coastal districts already evacuated, the media reported. The powerful storm made landfall around 6 a.m. in Kutubdia, near the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar, bdnews24 quoted the Bangladesh Meteorological Department as saying. The Met office was expecting a […]

Cyclones of Bay of Bengal weaker than hurricanes, but cause more damage: expert

Bhubaneswar: Funnel shaped and shallow, the Bay of Bengal has witnessed around 500 cyclones in 125 years since 1891 of which 107 had targeted Odisha causing immense devastation. “However, compared to hurricanes inthe west pacific, cyclones originating in the Bay of Bengal are less intense and much weaker but ironically cause more death and destruction. […]

Threat averted as Cyclone Warda spares Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storm, which was formed over the southwest of Bay of Bengal in the early morning hours today will have least impact on Odisha, the local Met office said here today. “The depression formed over south-south-east Bay of Bengal and centred at 310 km to the southwest of Port Blair yesterday had intensified […]

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,” […]

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 […]

Cyclone threat: Odisha steps up pre-emptive measures

Bhubaneswar: With the forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) that a possible cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal is most likely to have landfall on Odisha coast, the state government has geared up its machinery to tackle the calamity. Talking to OTV today, Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, head, Cyclone Warning, IMD, said the deep depression […]

Cyclonic storm likely to impact coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal that is taking the shape of a cyclonic storm is likely to impact coastal Odisha, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. The IMD, however, said it can confirm the actual impact on Odisha only after the cyclonic storm recurves close to the Myanmar coast […]

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, […]

Odisha to install Early Warning Dissemination System

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday said it would install Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) in six coastal districts to reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities to natural calamities. The government will install 122 towers in six coastal districts to disseminate early warnings about cyclone, tsunami and flood to people, said Special Relief Commissioner Pradipta […]

CM inaugurates 100 flood, cyclone centres

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated 100 multi-purpose flood and cyclone centres spread over 17 districts, at the state Secretariat here. Out of the 100 projects, Puri district has highest of 20 centres, followed by Ganjam with 16, Balasore and Khurdha with 12 each, Kendrapara and Bhadrak with 10 each. Cuttack has three projects […]

Odisha Fire Service braces for possible floods

Taking note of the forecast of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) that there would be more than normal rainfall in Odisha this year, the Odisha Fire Services department is bracing for possible floods and cyclone in the state

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

'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 […]

Odisha likely get rain due to cyclone Helen

Odisha is likely to experience rainfall and thundershower as an impact of the cyclonic storm Helen, presently situated around 520km south of Gopalpur

Odisha to waive exam fees in cyclone and flood hit areas

Berhampur: Odisha government has decided to waive the examination fees for Class IX and X in the cyclone and flood affected areas in the state.