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, October 12, 2013
STH stormwatch(update) : Red message from IMD plus tracks etc Phailin (12Oct2013.2)
Frantic evacuation efforts are on in the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha which are likely to be affected even as Phailin bears down on the eastern coast of the sub-continent; landfall is expected in 4hrs time. STH in its "Stormwatch" program first reported on Phailin on 08Oct2013 and has been posting regular updates on it on this blog thereafter.
Technology has, like never before placed tools which give so much advance warning about an impending disaster and judging by the way the governments of AP and Odisha, the Centre, the media, and the many other players involved are going about it - perhaps we will be able to go thru the next 48 hours or so without much loss of life.