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.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017
STH activities (22Apr2017) : Spreading awareness about a fragile planet (Earth Day event at St Augustine's School - Kalimpong)
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Labels: 22Apr2017, awareness program, Earth Day, environment, himalayas, kalimpong, St Augustine School, students, traffic solutions, water harvesting
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Training program on "Earthquake and Landslide Management' at Darjeeling (20-22Apr2017)
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Labels: darjeeling, earthquake, GSI, himalaya, landslides, training program
Sunday, April 16, 2017
STH Stormwatch : Cyclone 'Maarutha' is born (16Apr2017) and its early demise (Update of 17Apr2017)
Update of 17Apr2017 (Extracts from JTWC bulletin)
' SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS THE SYSTEM HAS MADE LANDFALL NEAR TOUNGUP AND IS RAPIDLY DECAYING.'
JTWC has also issued its final warning on the cyclone considering it no longer significant.
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Labels: awareness, bay, cyclone, depression, early warning, heavy rain, IMD, JTWC, Maarutha, Myanmar, track
Friday, April 14, 2017
STH Stormwatch : The FIRST storm of 2017 (in the Bay of Bengal)
Update from JTWC (1330h / 14Apr2017)
JTWC has upgraded the warning from LOW to MEDIUM and extract is reproduced below :-
'GLOBAL MODELS ARE IN AGREEMENT ABOUT THE SYSTEM CONTINUING TO DEVELOP RAPIDLY AND TRACK TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS. MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1005 MB. THE POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS IS UPGRADED TO MEDIUM.'
Update of 15Apr2017 (JTWC)
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Labels: darjeeling, depression, district, early warning, heavy rainfall, kalimpong, landslides, low pressure area, sikkim
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Rainfall data of Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya : March 2017
And even though IMD predicts higher than normal temps in our region in the pre-monsoon period, temperatures here are below normal, ranging from cool to even cold.
It snowed in Sandakhpu , Darjeeling around the 11Mar2017 (see image below).
The most disconcerting event was of course the 4.5M earthquake of 27Mar2017 epi-centred 25km northeast of Kalimpong, near Pakyong (Sikkim) - see previous post.
Rainfall data collection and tabulation - Rohan Rao
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Labels: darjeeling district, hail, Kalimpong district, mar2017, precipitation, rain, record, sikkim, snow, West Bengal
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