SaveTheHills(STH) is a group of concerned citizens who are raising awareness about landslides in Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya.
Many landslides are the direct or indirect result of human interference and preventable if sufficient care is taken.
As such, unless we begin a comprehensive and sustained program towards landslide management, prevention and mitigation, the consequences of ignoring years of human callousness will, in the future be devastating.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Keeping tab on the rainfall
For several days now India Meteorological Department (Kolkata) has the following warning on this website
"Heavy to very heavy rain may occur at a few places over Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar districts of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal during next 24 hours. Heavy rain may also occur at isolated places over Bihar, Sikkim and remaining districts of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal during next 24 hours."
The cloud picture from Satellite Kalpana-1 of today is shown and the rainfall figure of three towns are :-
1. Kalimpong (10Sep2010) - 51mm 11Sep2010 (upto 9AM) - 18mm
(At Kalimpong the rainfall has more or less stopped)
2. Kurseong (10Sep2010) - 65mm 11 Sep2010 (upto 9AM) -16mm
(It is continuing to rain heavily at Kurseong)