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, November 9, 2013
STH stormwatch (09Nov2013) : Low pressure over Andaman Sea
2013 seems to be ending with a bang, what with a low pressure brewing up in the Andaman sea in early Oct and mutating into Very Severe Cyclone Phailin within a week and with Super Typhoon Haiyan literally obliterating parts of Philippines yesterday. IMetD is now reporting another low pressure in the Andaman sea which it cautions will intensify into a well-marked low pressure area within 24 hrs - that is exactly what happened with Phailin. Praful Rao, Kalimpong, Dist Darjeeling.