It will take about an hour to move over land. Cyclone ‘Gaja’ , Nature's fury, full of energy, to make a landfall in Tamil Nadu today; state on high alert, schools closed, dams and reservoirs expected t Event: Cyclone Gaja is predicted to cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore November 15. But the fishing and farming communities are yet to … Cyclone Gaja over southwest Bay of Bengal has moved further west-southwestwards and crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam near lat 10.5, long 79.8 with a wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph during 12:30 am to 2:30 am on Friday (November 16), the MeT department said. In total, 471 relief camps have been established in which 81,948 people are staying. Gaja damages lot in delta mostly nagapattinam, thanjavur and thiruvarur. The exams scheduled for November 16, 2018 … The wind speed in the core of the cyclone is around 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph. Support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here. Four teams each of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel have been already deployed in Nagapattinam district, while two teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed in Cuddalore district. India: Cyclone Gaja Emergency Response in Tamil Nadu- RRF No.20/2018 Format Situation Report Source. View Stefania Buta, MPH’S profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. When Cyclone Gaja struck in November 2018, it left a trail of destruction, uprooting nearly 50 lakh coconut trees and over one lakh electricity poles. All the villagers related a similar loss. Severe cyclonic storm Gaja is very likely to move nearly westwards and weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during the next 6 hours. The village is about a kilometre from the shore. 178 people follow this. Forgot account? Veeraramakrishnan planted brinjal in half-an-acre. 178 people like this. The 1999 Odisha Cyclone hit the land with top winds of 155 mph. Here are the safety measures you need to take, Eye of cyclone makes landfall; storm to cross land in next hour, Cyclone Gaja closing in on Vedaranyam coast as severe cyclonic storm, Cyclone Gaja: 13 dead in Tamil Nadu, trees uprooted, transformers destroyed, Cyclone Gaja makes landfall in Tamil Nadu, 76,290 people evacuated. States of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh are expected to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall. Crop yields have been less than usual. Cyclonic storm Gaja over West central and adjoining East central and Southeast Bay of Bengal moved further west and lay centre at 740 km … Eega Trust, a non-governmental organization (NGO) working in Nagapattinam district, partnered with two other NGOs, took six months to clear the fallen coconut, mango and cashew trees, and level the land in Kovilpathu village. Though the centre of cyclone lies over land, the rear sector of the eye wall is still over the sea. - India Meteorological Department (IMD). Though the villagers knew about the cyclone warning, the storm surge caught them by surprise. The cyclonic storm Gaja, named by Thailand, was currently located 840km off Chennai coast and 980km away from Sriharikota. #GajaCycloneUpdates. Visu Ramaiyan (30) concurred that groundnut yield was very less last year. Chennai: Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry have been bracing for Cyclone Nivar. It will move in westerly direction and weaken into a deep depression soon, private weather forecaster SkymetWeather said. Given the salinity of the seawater and the coastal sludge deposited by the  storm surge, the crops wore a scorched look. The villagers had reasonable commercial success growing coconut, paddy, groundnut, cashew and mango. Not Now. The eye of Cyclone Gaja is now making a landfall. But he is quite satisfied with the yield and income from brinjal and jasmine. “They are growing the saplings in big plastic bags for one year and then transferring to the pit, which is quite effective in controlling the beetle,” said Veeraramakrishnan. The farmers believe that the few days of rain received this monsoon would have decreased the salinity a bit. Heavy rain and strong winds had started in the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu from early Thursday evening. However, the farmlands still bear the effect of the storm surge. With winds gusting up to 120 kmph and over 80,000 people being evacuated, cyclone Gaja stormed across Tamil Nadu Friday morning killing 11 people and damaging homes along the coast. Veeraramakrishnan lost all the trees in his 2-acre coconut farm, except a handful. The brinjal and jasmine plants were scorched beyond salvaging. The cosatal areas of the state witnessed turbulent winds uprooting electricity poles and trees in Nagapattinam, Vedaranyam and Karaikal. The severe cyclonic storm Gaja made landfall in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu around 1:40 am Friday. Heavy rain and strong winds had started in the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu from early Thursday evening. At present, #Cuddalore in #TamilNadu is the #rainiest place in India with 87 mm of rainfall. Nagapattinam district was the worst affected, as the cyclone made landfall there. Once intensified, it would acquire its name ‘Nivar’, proposed by Iran. Prior to Cyclone Gaja, only a few farmers such as Ayyappan Rengaiyan (38) grew vegetables. Cyclone Gaja: As many as 76,290 people were evacuated from low lying areas and sheltered at over 300 relief centres in six districts including Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram and Tiruvarur. Chennai: Cyclonic storm 'Gaja' over the Bay of Bengal is set to make landfall between Cuddalore and Pamban on Thursday evening, bringing heavy rainfall to Tamil Nadu. Cyclone Gaja is known to have killed at least 46 people in the coastal state. by Peerzada Arshad Hamid. It has formed over southeast Andamans and northern part of the Andaman Sea. According to an agriculture department official who did not wish to be named, the farmers did not buy seed groundnut, but from wholesale traders, and that is the reason for the poor yield. Severe cyclonic storm Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, felling several trees, damaging thatched huts and hoardings. Of the 120-odd coconut trees that Visu Ramaiyan had, only 25 survived the cyclone. Cyclone 'Gaja' takes a surprise U-turn, now Chennai to get heavy rains When everyone thought 'Gaja' was drifting down south, the storm took a U … Electricity supply was disconnected Nagapattinam and in several other coastal regions in view of the cyclone's landfall. 1 check-in. The Met department has said that it will strengthen into a cyclone. On November 16th 2018 killer cyclone Gaja made landfall on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu. The cyclonic storm will hit the Tamil Nadu coast between Cuddalore and Pamban. Cyclone Gaja HIGHLIGHTS: Fishing … Cyclone Gaja is at present in northwest of Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. Notwithstanding the allegations and the limited rainfall, farmers remain hopeful. Farmers in seven coastal districts bore the brunt, losing their crops. The 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was the most active North Indian Ocean cyclone season since 1992, with the formation of fourteen depressions and seven cyclones. Of the 120 coconut saplings he planted, only 40 survived the beetle attack. Dear families in Christ Jesus, “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to the family of faith.” Galatians 6:10* You have been briefed about the havoc Gaja Cyclone caused in Tamil Nadu. Read 10 key updates | Cyclone Gaja makes landfall in Tamil Nadu, 76,290 people evacuated. DMK President MK Stalin on Friday lauded the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority for its efforts to tackle the severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja,' that has crossed the state's coast, PTI said. Since there were no big trees, they attacked the saplings,” Chandrasekar told VillageSquare.in. High winds are expected along and off the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, with gusts up to 100 kmph. High winds are expected along and off the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, with gusts up to 100 kmph. @SkymetWeather pic.twitter.com/jvNOoVwJ5w. School Fundraiser in Chennai, India. Published on Nov 15, 2018 Two Cuddalore residents and four people in Thanjavur were killed on Friday as the severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja' made landfall in Tamil Nadu … Cyclone Gaja has robbed them of this income. Funraiser for Gaja Cyclone Relief across Tamilnadu. But the fishing and farming communities are yet to recover from the aftereffects of Cyclone Gaja which in November 2018 had claimed 45 lives and resulted in immense destruction with lakhs of trees uprooted, houses demolished and livelihoods lost. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when … New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu government has said that nearly one crore coconut trees have been damaged by Cyclone Gaja that hit the southern state in November, according to a report in Indian Express.Of the one crore trees, 50 lakh were uprooted entirely, the Tamil Nadu government noted. March 13 – March 14. “As it would take a few years for trees to grow and bear fruit, we suggested vegetable cultivation to the farmers and distributed saplings and seeds,” Mohanarajasekaran of Eega Trust, told VillageSquare.in. Menstruation is taboo in large parts of rural India. #GajaCyclone is still maintaining its strength. Now you can clearly see that half of the eye of Cyclone Gaja has entered the coast. Women are traditionally believed to be impure during their periods. According to Chandrasekar. But last year we harvested only four sacks,”  he told VillageSquare.in. Radhakrishnan Sivagnanam lost his paddy crop. Forming on November 5 as a low pressure system over the Gulf of Thailand, the system crossed through Southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula and eventually crossed into the Andaman Sea. The government has announced helpline numbers 1070 (state-level) and 1077 (districts) for those who may need assistance. With such contributions, and with the compensation of Rs 1,100 per coconut tree given by the Tamil Nadu government, all the farmers replanted coconut saplings. In November 2018, Cyclone Gaja caused a rise in sea level, bringing the brine into the coastal villages. "The government has received information that so far 11 persons have died," he said without divulging further information. Cyclone Gaja HIGHLIGHTS: Storm to make landfall today, heavy rainfall expected in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Cyclone Gaja HIGHLIGHTS: The storm is set to make landfall between Cuddalore and Pamban on Thursday evening bringing heavy rainfall to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. “Tsunami also wasn’t this bad, because only seawater came. Cyclone Gaja – Tamil Nadu “The low-pressure area over the Andaman Sea has intensified into a depression. As per Census 2011, Kovilpathu village in Vedaranyam taluk of Nagapattinam district had a population of 3,213. Stalin said the "rulers," an apparent reference to the ruling AIADMK should extend "cooperation," to the State agency for its work in the wake of the cyclone making a landfall. With the addition of a few colonies, the population has more than doubled. Cyclone Gaja alert sounded in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry The IMD predicted the cyclone was likely to move towards northern Tamil Nadu … Cyclone Gaja is blasting its way into Vedaranyam coast as a severe cyclonic storm. Cyclone Gaja: 7 districts in Tamil Nadu affected, 13 killed After hitting Tamil Nadu’s delta region, the Indian Meteorological Department said, the cyclonic storm moved westwards and lay centred at 8.30 am on Friday over interior Tamil Nadu . For reprint rights: Syndications Today, Stalin lauds Tamil Nadu Disaster Management Authority for work to tackle cyclone, 81,948 people staying in 471 relief camps, Death toll in TN is now 23: Tamil channel, 12,000 electric poles, 102 sub power stations, 495 power conductors, 100 transformers, 500 kilometer-long power lines damaged, Assured CM Palaniswami all possible assistance from Centre: Rajnath Singh, Relief work will be taken up on a war-footing: CM Palaniswami, Rains expected over Coimbatore, Dindigul, Tiruppur and Niligiris for next few hours, Cuddalore: The rainiest place in India at present, Gaja to move in westerly direction from Dindigul, 11 killed in Tamil Nadu due to Cyclone Gaja, Heavy rain in several regions, trees uprooted, power supply cut, Gaja likely to weaken into cyclonic storm in next 6 hours, Gaja crosses Tamil and Puducherry coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam, Cyclone Gaja has arrived. The sea condition is likely to be rough in Tamil Nadu and South Andhra Pradesh coasts. “From one sack of groundnut seed sowed, we generally harvest 10 sacks. By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 15, 2018 11:13:24 am . The villagers took shelter in the houses that had an upper floor. Severe cyclonic storm Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, felling several trees, damaging thatched huts and hoardings. Jency Samuel is a civil engineer and a journalist based at Chennai. All the farmers earned a considerable income from mango, casuarina and cashew trees. Explore more on Cyclone Gaja Tamil Nadu. https://t.co/qXXKjkgq5p @News18TamilNadu @ChennaiTimesTOI. 'Gaja' that … The pressure is now around 977 mb and winds are gusting to 120 km/ph. The cyclonic storm 'Gaja' is set to make landfall in Tamil Nadu today. 10 Dec 2018 Originally published 10 Dec 2018. As the village lies about 2.5 km from the Nagapattinam – Vedaranyam Road, the villagers’ plight was immediately not known. The cyclone … The youth of the village, who hold professional and science degrees, yet continue farming, are aware of the climate crisis and fear increasing vulnerability and its impact on their livelihood. Puducherry and parts of Kerala will be lashed with rain as well. “Even the remaining ones produced spathes after many months. It is now over interior #TamilNadu, will soon weaken into a #DeepDepression and continue to move west. Watch Queue Queue. Spoke to CM K Palaniswami regarding the situation in cyclone-affected areas of Tamil Nadu. It's peak intensity of winds and rain- tweeted vice president of private weather forecasting service SkyMet. The scientist has been advocating a slew of measures to overcome the problem. Tamil Nadu is set to hit by a cyclonic storm on November 15. Cyclonic storm Gaja landfall in Tamil Nadu makes Cuddalore the rainiest place in India at present with 87 mm of rainfall. We did not lose our trees.”. At present it is in north west of #Dindigul #TamilNadu. Death toll in cyclone Gaja in India's Tamil Nadu rises to 33 Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-18 20:33:00|Editor: xuxin. Dear families in Christ Jesus, “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to the family of faith.” Galatians 6:10* You have been briefed about the havoc Gaja Cyclone caused in Tamil Nadu. Find Cyclone Gaja Tamil Nadu Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Cyclone Gaja Tamil Nadu and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. This made it a Category 1 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. If we had received good rains, the salinity would have reduced, but the rains were less,” said Veeraramakrishnan. During rehabilitation work, the panchayat was quick to address the issue, by arranging for piped drinking water supply. 76,290 people were evacuated from low lying areas and sheltered at over 300 relief centres in six districts including Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram and Tiruvarur. Cyclone Gaja to Turn Severe in Next 24 Hours, Heavy Rain Likely in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh The met department said that heavy rainfall at isolated places is expected over north coastal Tamil Nadu and adjoining south coastal Andhra Pradesh from evening of November 14. The Gaja cyclone that barrelled through the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu leaving in its wake a trail of destruction of monumental proportions, the death of Dravidian legend M Karunanidhi and political churnings made 2018 an extraordinary year for the state. Nov … Nagapattinam district has been heavily damaged by cyclone Gaja. Though Eega Trust carried out relief work for a considerable stretch along the coast, their agricultural development work was confined to Kovilpathu village. 'Gaja' that lay over southwest and adjoining southeast and west central Bay of Bengal is about 550 km north east of Nagapattinam and is very likely to cross coast between Pamban and Cuddalore on Thursday evening … 02:43 AM IST: 02:27 AM IST: The severe cyclonic storm Gaja made landfall in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu around 1:40 am Friday. Cyclone Gaja centred over Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and cross Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore on Thursday evening or night, the Met said. The cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ may hit parts of Tamil Nadu on November 15. Cyclone Gaja Live Updates: Cyclone Gaja is inching close to Tamil Nadu coast. Veeraramakrishnan and Visu Ramaiyan used to earn a minimum of Rs 15,000 per month from the coconut trees. While seawater entered the villages of Vellapallam, Pushpavanam and Vettaikaraniruppu, Kovilpathu was the most affected. Those with severe injuries will be provided with Rs one lakh each while people who had sustained simple injuries will get Rs 25,000 as relief, he added. The North Indian Ocean cyclone season has no official bounds, but cyclones tend to form between April and December, with the two peaks in May and November. Eleven people have been killed in Tamil Nadu in the wake of the cyclonic storm Gaja. See More. This time, people were well prepared to face the cyclone by making safety arrangements. The yield was so low that we couldn’t sell the nuts but use only for our own consumption,” he said. It will take an hour for the cyclone to completely cross from the sea to land. Weather department predicts rainfall at most of the places over north coastal Tamil Nadu. The cyclone has been named as Gaja and it is expected to cause heavy rainfall in the state. Create New Account. The weak system intensified into a depression over the Bay of Bengalon November 10 and further intensified to a cyclonic storm on November 11, being classified '… “The yield was good. Cyclone Gaja Tamil Nadu 2018 . Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has announced compensation worth Rs 10 lakh for the kin of deceased. The Gaja cyclone that barrelled through the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu leaving in its wake a trail of destruction of monumental proportions, the death of Dravidian legend M Karunanidhi, and political churnings made 2018 an extraordinary year for the state. CHENNAI: Pointing out that cyclone Nivar may not be as severe as cyclone Gaja which hit Tamil Nadu during the northeast monsoon in 2018, Revenue … Event: Cyclone Gaja is predicted to cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore November 15. Cuddalore received 8 … Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry (November 14, 2018) Location: Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, India. NEW DELHI, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from the cyclone that battered India's southern state of Tamil Nadu coast has reached 33, local government officials said Sunday. “The beetles can be eradicated only if all the farmers follow the suggested measures, and not a handful in isolation.”, Farmers who have planted in a few acres admitted that it was not easy to look for the beetle in every sapling and destroy it. A low pressure area formed on March 10 to the southwest of Sri Lanka, in an area with warm sea surface temperatures and low wind shear. Community See All. R (30). Cyclonic storm Gaja over West central and adjoining East central and Southeast Bay of Bengal moved further west and lay centre at 740 km east-northeast of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 840 km east-northeast of Nagappattinam Tamil Nadu on Monday morning. According to IMD deputy director S Balachandran, the system may bring “heavy rain to Chennai and coastal areas.” However, it may weaken as it nears the coast and makes landfall on Thursday afternoon, said the forecast. Chandra Thangavel lost her entire groundnut crop. According to a statement by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO), 12,000 electric poles, 102 sub power stations, 495 power conductors, 100 transformers, 500 kilometer-long power lines have been damaged across seven districts -- Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Padukottai, Ramanathapuram, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Trichy -- in the state due to cyclone Gaja. The cyclone will cross the coast of Tamil Nadu between Pamban and Cuddalore. Tamil Nadu, Puducherry brace for Cyclone Nivar; mount massive efforts to minimise damage In 2018, Cyclone Gaja left a trail of destruction across the Cauvery Delta region Women are traditionally believed to be impure during their periods. After Cyclone Gaja, Tamil Nadu sought Rs 15,000 crore from Indian central government to rebuild. “In three weeks, we will start planting groundnut for this season,” said Visu Ramaiyan. Chennai, Nov 15: As cyclone Gaja is set to make landfall between Pamban and Cuddalore on Thursday, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry governments have put in place several contingency measures. The eye is intense and landfall around midnight is going to be hard. Log In. The intensity of the wind will be less when the eye of cyclone falls on land and it will increase again gradually, said the Chennai MeT department. A storm surge of approximately one meter is forecast to … 45 km/h (30 mph) (3-min) 1006 hPa ( mbar) A trough developed near the equator in the eastern Indian Ocean on March 7. There is good reason to be concerned when a major tropical cyclone forms in the Bay of Bengal, he said. Show us some love! The Gaja cyclone that barrelled through the rice bowl of Tamil Nadu leaving in its wake a trail of destruction of monumental proportions, the death of Dravidian legend M Karunanidhi, and political churnings made 2018 an extraordinary year for the state. “The beetles attack at all stages of the trees’ growth. Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu: On a trip to the Cauvery Delta as a part of a documentary project, citizen journalist Prabhagaran captures the damage to Tamil Nadu through photographs. 10:35 pm: Cyclone Gaja gains strength and is now at 85 km east-southeast of Nagai. Karuna's demise, cyclone Gaja cap eventful 2018 in Tamil Nadu; Air India waives charges for carrying relief material for cyclone Gaja victims; Tamil Nadu govt under attack over cyclone Gaja relief; Cyclone Gaja to hit Tamil Nadu on November 15, IMD issues warning; Cyclone Gaja: 'Rise above politics', Kamal Hassan tells Kerala CM Vijayan ; Cyclone Gaja: Tamil Nadu government seeks about … Video Player Close. But two years after Cyclone Gaja and the storm surge it caused, they are yet to recover from the impact. or. 10:18 pm: Gaja Cyclone is now a very severe storm and wind speeds in excess of 120 km/h is expected during the time of landfall. Cyclone Gaja likely to intensify into severe cyclonic storm and cross TN coast today. The cyclonic storm will hit the Tamil Nadu coast between Cuddalore and Pamban. Cyclone Gaja, named by Sri Lanka, is the second cyclone to hit the coastal area in a month after Cyclone Titli wreaked havoc in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on October 11, killing a … It has potential to cause damage. Watch Queue Queue Kovilpathu village, where most of the residents are farmers, not only lost their standing crops and trees, the storm surge made the groundwater and soil saline. We"ll seek assistance from central govt after assessment is done by our officials in the affected areas: Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswamy pic.twitter.com/7lA4J3U1lz, #BREAKING 23 #GajaCyclone pic.twitter.com/XoPY1PZWX0. Cyclone Gaja is set to make landfall in Tamil Nadu today. The storm will cross Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore, south of Nagai by early hours of Friday. 35 people like this. However, the intensity of GAJA during landfall will be lesser than that of Cyclone Vardah, which clocked 120 kmph wind speeds during landfall near Chennai in 2016. The outer ring of clouds is now covering coast, Skymet said. | Photo Credit: M. Karunakaran 5 p.m. Menstruation is taboo in large parts of rural India. They were in for a shock again, as rhinoceros beetle damaged the saplings. India. Central University Of Tamilnadu Indian Institute Of Crops Processing Technology ... also featured in Challengers 2017-2018 list of ET Campus Stars conducted by ... She volunteered during GAJA Cyclone as a part of the medical team in helping the Delta affected areas. “Water is the main problem. 'Gaja' that lay … Heavy rain and strong winds will push into the coast and interior in the next 4 hours, the Indian Weather Man reported. 36 people follow this. When Cyclone Gaja made landfall on 16 November, 2018, between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu, it left a trail of destruction, uprooting nearly 50 lakh coconut trees, more than a lakh of electricity poles, besides other fruit trees. See more of GAJA Cyclone Relief Fund - For Tamilnadu on Facebook. As of 5.30 am Tuesday, the cyclone was located 410 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 450 km southeast of Chennai. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he has assured all possible assistance to Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami in mitigating the situation arising due to the cyclone storm. 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