Tag: Cyclone

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Cyclone ‘Gaja’ leaves trail of destruction in Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI: Cyclone ‘Gaja’ made a landfall between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu on November 16, 2018. As per the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA),  cyclone ‘Gaja’ claimed 35 lives. Around 82,000 people…

Are we ready?

68% of India’s land is prone to drought, 60% to earthquakes, 12% to floods and 8% to cyclones, which makes our country one of the most disaster prone countries in the world, according to statistics. But the question that come up is in a country where less than 50% of our cities have storm water drainage facilities, are we ready for major calamities