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.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
STH storm watch : Depression in the Bay of Bengal, 22Sep2011
Since most of the landslides in this region are rain-induced, it is our business to keep a close track of developments in Bay of Bengal in order to give early warning of adverse weather.
Placed below is the Infra -Red image of a depression in the Bay along with the IMetD forecast.
“The well marked low (WML)over Nothwest Bay off Orissa-West Bengal coast has further concentrated into a Depression over North Orissa -West Bengal Coast and lay centered this morning at 0830 hrs IST near latitude 21.5 deg North and longitude 87.5 deg East. 50 km SSE off Digha and 50 km ESE off Balasoere. The system likely move West Northwest direction and cross coast between Balasore and Digha by today evening dated 22.09.11.”
- Source http://imd.gov.in