See More. 10:35 pm: Cyclone Gaja gains strength and is now at 85 km east-southeast of Nagai. Now you can clearly see that half of the eye of Cyclone Gaja has entered the coast. 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 '… In November 2018, Cyclone Gaja caused a rise in sea level, bringing the brine into the coastal villages. He, however, said it is "necessary for the government machinery to act with the speed of a storm in taking up relief work.". Explore more on Cyclone Gaja Tamil Nadu. 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. Veeraramakrishnan normally gets a profit of Rs 4 lakh from cultivating groundnut. The cyclonic storm will hit the Tamil Nadu coast between Cuddalore and Pamban. “So we are all planning to adopt the same method.”. Cyclonic storm Gaja landfall in Tamil Nadu makes Cuddalore the rainiest place in India at present with 87 mm of rainfall. Cyclone Gaja has robbed them of this income. 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. Event: Cyclone Gaja is predicted to cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore November 15. Some have found an alternative. High winds are expected along and off the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, with gusts up to 100 kmph. Large Normal life in Thanjavur NAGAPATTINAM: While Cyclone Nivar left people of the delta districts untouched, the ordeal of Cyclone Gaja, which ripped through the region in 2018, still stays afresh among the local people in Thanjavur and Nagappattinam. For a few days, they had to survive on groundwater contaminated by seawater. Prior to Cyclone Gaja, only a few farmers such as Ayyappan Rengaiyan (38) grew vegetables. “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. 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. 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. 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. Severe cyclonic storm Gaja is very likely to move nearly westwards and weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during the next 6 hours. Every farmer recounted a total loss. During Cyclone Gaja's landfall, heavy rain lashed Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, and Thanjavur, uprooting trees in several regions. 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. At present it is in north west of #Dindigul #TamilNadu. Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Gaja; Very severe cyclonic storm (IMD scale) Category 1 tropical cyclone : Cyclone Gaja nearing South India on November 15. Notwithstanding the allegations and the limited rainfall, farmers remain hopeful. 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. The eye is intense and landfall around midnight is going to be hard. We did not lose our trees.”. The scientist has been advocating a slew of measures to overcome the problem. 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. Not Now. 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. Tamil Nadu is set to hit by a cyclonic storm on November 15. We'll seek assistance from central government after assessment is done by our officials in the affected areas, ANI quoted Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami as saying. The village is about a kilometre from the shore. These projects have touched excess of 500,000 underprivileged all over Tamil Nadu, including 100,000+ students in government schools through TNF’s flagship ABC education initiative, 60,000+ victims of 2015 floods and 20,000+ victims of Cyclone Gaja in 2018. 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. “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. 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. Death toll in cyclone Gaja in India's Tamil Nadu rises to 33 Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-18 20:33:00|Editor: xuxin. Peak intensity. The cyclone has been named as Gaja and it is expected to cause heavy rainfall in the state. The yield was so low that we couldn’t sell the nuts but use only for our own consumption,” he said. 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. Private weather forecaster Skymet Weather said that Cyclone Gaja is around 80 kms from the Tamil Nadu coast. Cyclone Gaja is known to have killed at least 46 people in the coastal state. Assured all possible assistance from Centre in mitigating the situation arising due to the cyclone: Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Cuddalore received 8 … Electricity supply was disconnected Nagapattinam and in several other coastal regions in view of the cyclone's landfall. Tamil Nadu’s Directorate of Technical Education has postponed the diploma examinations in view of Cyclone Gaja. By: Express News Service | Chennai | Updated: November 17, 2018 3:13:56 am A tree uprooted by Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu on Friday. If we had received good rains, the salinity would have reduced, but the rains were less,” said Veeraramakrishnan. After cyclone Gaja in 2018, this will be the second cyclone to cross Tamil Nadu in the last two years. Gaja damages lot in delta mostly nagapattinam, thanjavur and thiruvarur. Create New Account. Chennai: Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry have been bracing for Cyclone Nivar. Copyright © 2020 Living Media India Limited. 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. 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. Veeraramakrishnan planted brinjal in half-an-acre. Chennai: Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry have been bracing for Cyclone Nivar. As of 5.30 am Tuesday, the cyclone was located 410 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 450 km southeast of Chennai. The farmers believe that the few days of rain received this monsoon would have decreased the salinity a bit. The cyclone … @SkymetWeather @JATINSKYMET. 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 … This video is unavailable. The cosatal areas of the state witnessed turbulent winds uprooting electricity poles and trees in Nagapattinam, Vedaranyam and Karaikal. 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. However, the farmlands still bear the effect of the storm surge. It has potential to cause damage. K, agricultural entomologist, Tamil Nadu Dr J Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Sikkal, the beetle proliferated since the fallen trees, which provide an ideal condition for breeding, were not removed immediately. CHENNAI: Cyclonic storm 'Gaja' continue to spring surprises with the location of where it will make landfall continuing to change as it nears the coast. With the addition of a few colonies, the population has more than doubled. “Even the remaining ones produced spathes after many months. Veeraramakrishnan and Visu Ramaiyan used to earn a minimum of Rs 15,000 per month from the coconut trees. Once intensified, it would acquire its name ‘Nivar’, proposed by Iran. The cyclonic storm Gaja, named by Thailand, was currently located 840km off Chennai coast and 980km away from Sriharikota. The beautiful farming and fishing villages in the areas around Vedaranyam, Velankanni, Nagapattinam, Pudukottai and Thanjavur have been severely affected. A storm surge of approximately one meter is forecast to … 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. 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 … Community See All. Cyclone Gaja is set to make landfall in Tamil Nadu today. Crop yields have been less than usual. "The way the @tnsdma (Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority) took preparatory efforts (to tackle the cyclone) is praiseworthy," he said. 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. 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The cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ may hit parts of Tamil Nadu on November 15. This made it a Category 1 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. “We distributed coconut saplings as part of agri development work,” said Mohanarajasekaran R, of the trust. While the cyclone uprooted trees, the storm surge, second in more than 60 years, deposited sea sludge rendering the groundwater and soil saline, “When seawater came into the village in 1953 or 54, it did not cause this much of damage,” octogenarian Chandra Thangavel told VillageSquare.in. Stefania has 7 jobs listed on their profile. Cyclone Gaja is at present in northwest of Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. 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. Will move in Westerly direction and would weaken into a #Deep Depression soon. | Photo Credit: M. Karunakaran 5 p.m. Puducherry and parts of Kerala will be lashed with rain as well. 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. However, two elderly villagers remembered a storm surge in the early 1950s. (as reported by Chandra-Weavers Wheel) The Gaja cyclone, a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on 16th of November 2018, causing massive destruction in its wake and affecting the lives and livelihoods of fishermen, farmers and salt workers. Tropical Cyclone "Gaja" made in Tamil Nadu, India, between Nagapattinam and Vedarannyam, on November 15, 2018, with maximum sustained winds up to 139 km/h (83 mph). The storm will cross Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore, south of Nagai by early hours of Friday. Cyclone Gaja Live Updates: Cyclone Gaja is inching close to Tamil Nadu coast. As Tamil Nadu Braces for Cyclone Nivar, Memories of Gaja Drive Farmers, Fisherfolk Sleepless. “In three weeks, we will start planting groundnut for this season,” said Visu Ramaiyan. As Tamil Nadu Braces for Cyclone Nivar, Memories of Gaja Drive Farmers, Fisherfolk Sleepless. Two persons were killed, and over 76,000 others were evacuated in parts of Tamil Nadu as cyclone Gaja made landfall along’s the state’s coast early Friday morning. The wind speed in the core of the cyclone is around 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph. Visu Ramaiyan (30) concurred that groundnut yield was very less last year. 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 … Chennai. Cyclone Gaja alert sounded in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry The IMD predicted the cyclone was likely to move towards northern Tamil Nadu … But the fishing and farming communities are yet to … 5th December 2018 Cyclone Gaja made landfall over Tamil Nadu coast on 16th November 2018 at 1:45 AM, wreaking havoc as it passed the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu. 'Gaja' that lay … https://t.co/qXXKjkgq5p @News18TamilNadu @ChennaiTimesTOI. 10 Dec 2018 Originally published 10 Dec 2018. ABOUT GAJA CYCLONE RELIEF FUND - FOR TAMILNADU. 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. But he is quite satisfied with the yield and income from brinjal and jasmine. The sea condition is likely to be rough in Tamil Nadu and South Andhra Pradesh coasts. Nov … “The beetles attack at all stages of the trees’ growth. 45 km/h (30 mph) (3-min) 1006 hPa ( mbar) A trough developed near the equator in the eastern Indian Ocean on March 7. During rehabilitation work, the panchayat was quick to address the issue, by arranging for piped drinking water supply. Read 10 key updates | Cyclone Gaja makes landfall in Tamil Nadu, 76,290 people evacuated. 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. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when … 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. The wind speed at the time of the landfall was around 90-100 kmph. Cyclone Gaja wreaks havoc in Tamil Nadu, claims more than 10 lives D Vincent Arockiaraj , Deepak Karthik & B Sivakumar / TNN / Updated: Nov 16, 2018, 13:43 IST Facebook Twitter Linkedin EMail Storm surge is an abnormal sea level rise caused by atmospheric weather systems such as tropical cyclones and hurricanes. 178 people follow this. 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. 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. Nagapattinam district has been heavily damaged by #GajaCyclone. "The government has received information that so far 11 persons have died," he said without divulging further information. It is expected to make landfall later this evening. Given the salinity of the seawater and the coastal sludge deposited by the storm surge, the crops wore a scorched look. Women are traditionally believed to be impure during their periods. Cyclone Gaja – Tamil Nadu “The low-pressure area over the Andaman Sea has intensified into a depression. Funraiser for Gaja Cyclone Relief across Tamilnadu. 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. “Tsunami also wasn’t this bad, because only seawater came. or. Severe cyclonic storm Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, felling several trees, damaging thatched huts and hoardings. Support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here. Of the 120-odd coconut trees that Visu Ramaiyan had, only 25 survived the cyclone. 'Gaja' that … Cyclone Gaja Tamil Nadu India. R (30). But last year we harvested only four sacks,” he told VillageSquare.in. Nagapattinam district has been heavily damaged by cyclone Gaja. 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 storm surge scorched the paddy crop of Radhakrishnan Sivagnanam, whose post-cyclone yields have come down because of salinity. The storm surge resulted in loss of crops and livestock, besides prawn and fish farms that a few villagers owned. India: Cyclone Gaja Emergency Response in Tamil Nadu- RRF No.20/2018 Format Situation Report Source. “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. View Stefania Buta, MPH’S profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Good #rains expected over #Coimbatore, #Dindigul, #Tiruppur and #Nilgiris for next few hours, winds will also be strong. Women are traditionally believed to be impure during their periods. 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 … It is likely to intensify as a cyclone, move west-northwest towards northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh on the night of the November 14,” he said. Heavy rain and strong winds had started in the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu from early Thursday evening. The villagers had reasonable commercial success growing coconut, paddy, groundnut, cashew and mango. 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 All the villagers related a similar loss. 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. The villagers took shelter in the houses that had an upper floor. 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. Watch Queue Queue. Brinjal and cluster beans are doing reasonably well,” he said. And so are the farmers, who cultivate vegetables for now, and hope their situation would improve in a few years. On November 16th 2018 killer cyclone Gaja made landfall on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu. Cyclone Gaja Tamil Nadu 2018 . 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. Community See All. 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. The Met department has said that it will strengthen into a cyclone. 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. The wind speed at the time of the landfall was around 90-100 kmph. @SkymetWeather pic.twitter.com/jvNOoVwJ5w. 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 . #GajaCyclone is still maintaining its strength. 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