Friday, October 22, 2010

STH Stormwatch : Update on Cyclone GIRI

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)

Praful Rao

Update on CYCLONE GIRI (25Oct2010)

Thousands of people have been left homeless by a cyclone that struck western Burma on Friday.
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.
- excerpt from Australia News Network

1 comment:

RAHA said...

The cyclonic storm "GIRI" over eastcentral Bay of Bengal moved northeastwards, intensified into a severe
cyclonic storm and lay centred at 0530 hours IST of today, the 22nd October, 2010 over eastcentral & adjoining
northeast Bay of Bengal near latitude 18.5 deg. North and longitude 92.5 deg. East about 620 Km. southeast of
Digha( West Bengal). The system would intensify further into a very severe cyclonic storm and cross north
Myanmar and adjoining Bangaldesh coasts between Teknaf (Bangaldesh) and Kyaukpyu (Myanmar) by today, the
22nd October, 2010 evening/ night.