Category Archives: Orissa

Phailin – Why are the Indian Government figures still low?

Phailin has grown at one of the fastest rates every recorded, going from a tropical storm to a Category 4 cyclone in only 24 hours.  Yesterday, Friday Oct 11, 2013, it became the equivalent of a Category 5 cyclone with sustained wind speeds of 260 Kmph. This brings it at par with the super cyclone that hit… Read More »

Is Odisha ready for Phailin?

The Odisha state Government seems to be doing much better than in 1999 which left more than 10,000 dead across the coastal areas of the state and an estimated USD 4.5 Billion in damages. People from low lying areas are being evacuated. Essentials stockpiled in schools and other buildings on higher ground. The disaster recovery… Read More »

Cyclone Phalin

Satelite photo of Cyclone Phailin:   The armed forced are on alert, the army having moved it’s Command Control to Bhubaneswar. Engineer columns from Bagdogra and Medical columns from Gopalpur are moving toward Bhubaneswar. Infantry relief columns are on standby. East Coast Railway has plans to cancel approx 24 trains running between Visakhapatnam and Bhadrak… Read More »