Disaster & Management

26 Maharashtra reservoirs hit 'zero water' storage level as on May 18

Indian News       May 19, 2019

  Mumbai: In a far cry from last year's situation, 26 reservoirs in Maharashtra have reached "zero storage" as on May 18, according to statistics put out by the Water Conservation department of the state government.   The department's website informed that water storage in Aurangabad Division,...

How Homes are being built, raised to withstand Extreme Weather

Blog       May 13, 2019

  Jim Efstathiou Jr. and Prashant Gopal Breezy Point is beautiful in the summertime, a quaint neighborhood sitting on a slim peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic just south of New York City.   In a storm, though, that dreamy setting can become a nightmare.   Breezy...

Cyclone Fani Death toll mounts to 43 people stage blockade

Indian News       May 12, 2019

  Bhubaneswar:  The death toll in Odisha due to Cyclone Fani mounted to 43 on Saturday, even as people staged a road blockade and assaulted a state official in protest against water shortage and power cuts in the coastal belt ravaged by the severe storm a...

Project Owl Wi-Fi Network for Natural Disaster Connections Wins IBM-Backed Contest

International News       May 09, 2019

  From a cramped living room in Brooklyn, New York, a handful of young computer nerds has developed a new way to use technology to help save lives in natural disasters.   They have designed tiny electronic nodes inside baseball-sized rubber casings that create a special Wi-Fi...

IRDAI asks insurers to expedite ``Cyclone Fani' claims

Indian News       May 07, 2019

  Mumbai: Even as the insurers are now busy in compiling the claims out of the cyclone Fani,that may hit around Rs 1000 crores,  the insuranace regulator IRDAI has asked all the insurers on Tuesday to extend every possible facilitation in quick and timely settlement of...

Cyclone Fani: PM grants Rs 1,000 cr more for relief work; hails CM Patnaik

Indian News       May 06, 2019

  Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conducted an aerial survey to take stock of the loss and destruction in areas affected by Cyclone Fani in Odisha and announced Rs 1,000 crore more to the state government for conducting relief and restoration work.The amount is...

From its formation to landfall, how IMD tracked cyclone 'Fani'

Indian News       May 05, 2019

  New Delhi: Thirteen days before cyclone 'Fani' hit the Odisha coast, the IMD had an indication that the low pressure in the Bay of Bengal and the Equatorial Indian Ocean could balloon into a massive storm and started preparing for the onslaught, the weatherman said.   ...

Cyclone Fani: Death toll rises to 29 in Odisha, CM announces relief package

Indian News       May 05, 2019

Bhubaneswar: The death toll in Cyclone Fani rose to 29 on Sunday, two days after the "extremely severe" storm barrelled through coastal Odisha, causing widespread destruction and leaving hundreds grappling with water shortage and power cuts, an official said.    Announcing a relief package for those...

Cyclone Fani:Massive restoration and relief work launched in Orissa

Indian News       May 04, 2019

  Bhubaneswar: A day after cyclonic storm 'Fani' ravaged parts of Odisha, killing at least 12 people, a massive restoration and relief work was launched on war-footing Saturday across 10,000 villages and urban areas, officials said.   The extremely severe cyclonic storm, which made landfall at Puri...

UN praises India's zero casualty policy, evacuation of 1 million

International News       May 04, 2019

  The Indian government's "zero casualty" policy for cyclones and the pinpoint accuracy of the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) early warning system have helped reduce the possibility of deaths from cyclone Fani, according to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (ODRR).   "They seem to have...

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