Tag Archives: Phailin

Phailin – Divine Intervention? Jai Ma Durga!

I drove my parents to the Mumbai Domestic Airport at Vile Parle at 5.00 am this morning for their 6.20 Jet Airways flight to Bhubaneswar. I was worried! Bhubaneswar was hit by the worst cyclone in 14 years – Phailin – less than than 36 hours ago. On Sunday, Oct 12, 2013, we were told… Read More »

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 »