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.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
STH stormwatch : More deadly than Cyclone Phailin - persistent LOPAR over Odisha and Andhra Pradesh
After STH first reported this low pressure area (LOPAR) over Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on 21Oct2013, it has hovered steadfastly over the region dumping record amounts of rain and causing death and devastation far exceeding that caused by Cyclone Phailin which after making landfall quickly moved inland. One week after our report, the system shows no sign of movement as can be seen in the IR image of 27Oct2013 above - it has also resulted in unseasonal rains and flooding in Kolkata.