Disaster Management

Titli casts a pall of gloom

The devastation wrought by the cyclonic storm Titli and the resultant heavy rain has cast a shadow on Dussehra festivities across Odisha, especially for farmers. Hundreds of puja pandals in the State — where Durga Puja got under way on Tuesday — are witnessing low turnout as people are yet …

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Odisha steps up relief after Titli fury

Toll in Gajapati district rises to 14; Over 60 lakh people affected As the death toll in the landslip in Odisha’s Gajapati district increased to 14 with the finding of two more bodies on Saturday, the State government stepped up relief and restoration work in the areas affected by Cyclone …

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Titli to make landfall in Odisha today

Warnings have been issued to fishermen to not venture out into the sea and citizens have been told to stock adequate food, essential items and fuel supplies. Schools and colleges have been ordered shut. Rescue measures “The National Disaster Response Force has deployed 14 teams in Orissa, 4 teams in …

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‘Titli’ puts coastal Odisha on high alert

Cyclonic storm likely to intensify Several coastal districts of Odisha have been put on high alert as the cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours. As a precautionary measure, the State government has ordered the closure of all educational institutes …

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Kolkata launches India’s first flood forecast system

Kolkata launches first flood forecast system The Kolkata Municipal Corporation, with the support of the Asian Development Bank, on Thursday launched the country’s first flood forecasting and early-warning system, which will provide real-time data on inundation, rainfall intensity, temperature, air quality and other climate-related data. This is expected to help …

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is outbreak of fever a worry in Kerala?

What happened? Public health officials had warned of the likelihood of outbreak of infectious diseases in the aftermath of the Kerala floods, and the State is battling a disease called leptospirosis, commonly known as ‘rat fever.’ Officials have confirmed 143 cases, with six deaths in the first four days of …

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Aqua attack

A photo journey through pockets of unimaginable destruction in flood-ravaged Kerala A once-in-a-century natural disaster throws up macabre scenes that become part of the collective memory of a population. The recent floods and landslips in Kerala have devastated the State so much that a considerable part of its hard-earned physical …

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India Inc. reaches out to help Kerala

Corporate India has been making large contributions to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF), and finding other ways to help too. The biggest donor so far is the Adani Foundation, with Rs. 25 crore for immediate relief, and another Rs. 25 crore committed for rehabilitation and resettlement. AF …

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