All You Need to Know about the Hudhud Cyclone!

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All You Need to Know about the Hudhud Cyclone!


Articles / Environment   /   Oct 10, 2014
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The Hudhud cyclone, also known by its alphanumeric designation 03B, has terrorized the inhabitants of the Indian east coast, which is extremely likely to be hit after two days. The Hudhud has been derived from an Arabic word Hoopoe which is a bright orange, insectivorous bird found in the regions of Asia, Africa and Europe. The bird has mythical connotations in the Koran described as the “leader of birds” in The Conference of the Birds, a Persian book. Oman made the contribution of the name in the list of cyclonic storms in the region, which consists of more contributions of the eight countries- Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

The cyclone which was steering about 700km from southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha and east-southeast of Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, on Thursday, with the wind speed of 90-100kmph, is now moving to west-northwestward towards the coast. As the cyclone is moving, it is also strengthening as it is expected to hit the speed of 150 kmph. With the gain of speed, Hudhud will transmute from severe to very severe cyclone, thus retaining the severity for two days before crossing the northern coast near Vishakhapatnam.

It will shower heavily in South Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh. Threats of flood and high winds have also been noted. East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam districts in Andhra Pradesh may receive showers in excess of 24 cm. Following the rough water in the sea, power and communication lines will be interrupted along with some minor effects to rail and road traffic.

However, kutcha houses are expected to be critically affected by the cyclone. The Indian Meteorological Department said, “Under the influence of the system, rainfall at most places with heavy (6.5-12.4 cm) to very heavy fall (12.5-24.4 cm) at a few places and isolated extremely heavy fall (over 24.5 cm) would occur over east Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam districts of north coastal AP and south Odisha from the evening of October 11 onwards.”

The concerned states government and the disaster teams are already on their toes to prevent as much loss of life and casualties as they can. As a precautionary measure, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and Bihar have been put on a high alert. Besides, rescue teams have also been positioned in four districts in Andhra — Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Vijaynagaram and East Godavari. Nine teams will cover Orissa – in Ganjam, Khurda, Gajpatti, Cuttack, Puri and Balasore. Also being deployed are 162 boats, and 54 deep diving sets. The IMD has strictly suggested to not avoid fishing, and has sought judicious regulations of aviation, navigation, rail and road traffic. It also advised people in affected areas to remain in safe places till October 13 when Hudhud will subside to non-dangerous level.

Exactly a year ago, another cyclone called Phailin moved over almost the same stretch of water with the speed of 200 kmph, severely affecting the coastal districts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Oct 12. It took the lives of 44 residents. The very less number of death toll is reckoned to be the adept execution of evacuation from the region. Surprisingly, over one million people were evacuated before the storm. It is anticipated that the Hudhud cyclone will not be as fatal as Phailin.

The views expressed here are those of the authors and doesn’t reflect the official policy of Janpratinidhi. The views expressed here are those of the authors and doesn’t reflect the official policy of Janpratinidhi.
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