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Tag: Super Cyclone

1999 Horror
1999 Super Cyclone: A Disaster That Crippled Odisha

On October 29 in 1999, a cyclone ripped through Odisha. Such was its intensity & extent of damage, it was termed the Super Cyclone. The disaster left around 10,000 people dead and over 3 lakh houses were destroyed. Over two lakh animals were killed and 25 lakh people were marooned.

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1999 Super Cyclone Completes 21 Years: IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra Recalls The Day When Tragedy Struck Odisha

Bhubaneswar: October 29, 1999. This date is deeply etched in the memories of people of Odisha. It was the day when tragedy struck in the form of a Super Cyclone which ripped through many parts of the State, leaving a trail of destruction. Even after 21 years, the date still gives jitters to many, especially […]

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Cyclone Amphan Impact: Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Trains' Route Diverted

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the threat posed by cyclone Amphan, the Indian Railways on Monday said that the New Delhi-Bhubaneswar special train will run on a diverted route for the next four days. A senior Railway Ministry official said that the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar AC Special Train starting from Bhubaneswar from May 19 to […]

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Cyclone Amphan To Intensify Into Super Cyclone: IMD DG

Bhubaneswar: As cyclone Amphan hurtles towards the coast, India Meteorological Department (IMD) DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Monday informed that the extremely severe cyclonic storm is very likely to intensify into a super cyclone. Speaking to OTV, Mohapatra said “Cyclone Amphan is gathering more strength and intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm at around 2.30 […]

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Op-Ed: Don't Compare Tragedies, Rise Above Politics!

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Making comparisons in a human tendency. People, who either witnessed or were the victims of 1999 super-cyclone, are already comparing it with Fani which wreaked havoc on the state’s coast on May 3. It is being pointed out that the scale of casualties was much bigger in 1999 with around 10,000 […]

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Fani aftermath: Power supply restoration hindered by lack of coordination

Bhubaneswar: It’s been more than eight days since cyclone Fani made its landfall in coastal Odisha bringing the power infrastructure to its knees. Though additional manpower and new-age equipment have been pressed into service, it is alleged that lack of coordination between agencies and negligence are hampering restoration work in the capital city of Bhubaneswar […]

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Op-Ed: Reconstruction A Huge Challenge

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Reconstruction in the wake of havoc wreaked by cyclone Fani is by far the biggest challenge chief minister, Naveen Patnaik has faced since he took up the reins of the state in 2000. The initial years of Patnaik’s first stint in power were devoted to rebuilding infrastructure damaged by the 1999 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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