One of the objectives of STH is to monitor adverse weather phenomenon which might trigger landslides with a view to fore warn communities. To that extent we have tracked the two cyclones (LAILA and GIRI) and two depressions which formed in the Bay of Bengal thus far in 2010.
Placed above is an image of GIRI from the TRMM website and the projected track by JTWC (US Navy)
Update on CYCLONE GIRI (25Oct2010)
Cyclone Giri cut many communication links to Rakhine state, and only now is the full extent of the damage emerging.
Residents say about four-thousand people have lost their homes, and that Buddhist monks and nuns have set up relief shelters.
"Damage to property is huge. Nearly all the houses made of bamboo and thatch were completely destroyed," businessman Ko Kyaw Khin said.