Phailin brings back memories of 1999 cyclone Next A s the sky turns overcast and torrential rains lash Odisha’s Erasama block, Pravati Maity of … "Odisha did not even have instruments to cut trees that fell on the roads," says Reddy. "Odisha state has been conducting a mock drill every June 19 since 2006 in areas like Jagatsingpur district and Paradip, which are cyclone prone. Better forecast: Weather forecast has improved tremendously since 1999. In Phase-I of the project (2010-2015), only Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are being covered. S2). Read more about Phailin unlikely to be like super cyclone of 1999: IMD on Business Standard. Cyclone Phailin in 2013 and the super cyclone of 1999 — both of which hit coastal Odisha — have been the most powerful cyclones in the Bay of Bengal in … Nature of the cyclone: The landfall of the storm in 1999 was delayed by 30 hours. Data collection of over the past decade has made climate models more precise and accurate. Twenty-eight of them are functional and proved useful when Phailin hit the coast," informs Reddy. Rathore said the coastal areas will "start receiving very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall" from Friday evening with a wind speed of 100 kmph. This is a small video to represent the situation of that time. Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Phailin (/ ˈ p aɪ l ɪ n /; Thai: ไพลิน, romanized: Phịlin, lit. Improvements in weather forecasting and disaster preparedness, and lessons learnt from 1999, made all the difference. The most intense cyclonic storm to make landfall in India since the infamous 1999 Odhisha cyclone, Phailin was dubbed as a 'super storm'. All rights reserved. However, improvements in weather forecasting and disaster preparedness, after lessons learnt from 1999, proved crucial in reducing the extent of the disaster. "We can track a cyclone more accurately and precisely now. Timely communication ensured the authorities got three to four days to prepare. NEW DELHI: The "very severe" storm Phailin is unlikely to turn into a "super cyclone" like the one which hit the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in 1999, the MET department today said. Phailin’s likely impact A cyclone of this intensity, said Deoras, is known to be very destructive. • We analyzed these two TCs impact on hydro-meteorological parameters and agricultural productivity. It will accentuate by midnight and Saturday morning and cross up to 150 kmph. New Delhi. It is a Rs 1,497-crore project. Severe Tropical Cyclone are very destructive winds with a speed of 165 - 224 km/h. As I cover Cyclone Phailin in 2013, I cannot help remember the super-cyclone of 1999. The 1999 super cyclone had claimed the lives of over 9,500 people. Since then, Odisha has improved its disaster preparedness and management. From 1999 Super Cyclone to Phailin Odisha has learned to cope with storms बंगाल की खाड़ी के किनारे बसा ओडिशा हर साल तूफानों से दो-दो हाथ करता रहता है। मगर 1999 के … The intensity of cyclone Phailin, measured by wind speed, storm surge and rainfall, was also different—the super cyclone being far more intense on all counts. Our aim is to bring you news, perspectives and knowledge to prepare you to change the world. The intensity of cyclone Phailin, measured by wind speed, storm surge and rainfall, was also different—the super cyclone being far more intense on all counts. Coastal areas will 'start receiving very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall' from Friday evening Cyclone Phailin could be the strongest cyclone ever measured in the Indian Ocean, even more than the 1999 wrecker London-based storm tracking service Tropical Storm Risk placed Phailin in the most intense Category 5 of powerful storms, evoking memories of a devastating "super cyclone" that killed 10,000 people on India's east coast in 1999. This time, NDMA managed the channel of communication from the Central government level to the district level," says Reddy. "T" table is a system to measure the intensity of cyclones. 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However, the death toll and destruction to property due to Phailin was considerably minimised due to a proactive three-tier disaster management through agencies at the central, state, and district levels. In 1999, Odisha, India was struck by a super cyclone featuring an unprecedented storm surge and torrential rainfall that resulted in widespread devastation and a substantial loss of life. India’s meteorological department has predicted continued rainfall in parts of the two states. Super cyclone Phailin to hit Odisha coast at 6 pm with speed of 260 km/hour; Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal on high-alert. Cyclone Amphan a Grim Reminder of 1999 as It Hits Bengal & Odisha. The super cyclone devastated vast stretches of the state and so do did Phailin. • The models have improved, as well as the amount of data that we have fed into them," says A D Rao, head of Centre for Atmospheric Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi. The 1999 Odisha cyclone, also known as Cyclone 05B, and Paradwip cyclone, was the deadliest tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean since the 1991 Bangladesh cyclone, and deadliest Indian storm since 1971. We believe information is a powerful driver for the new tomorrow. For three to four days before cyclone Phailin hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, memories of the 1999 super cyclone made authorities and people fearful of what the cyclone would bring. But there is a big difference between what happened then and now—over 10,000 people were killed in Odisha in October 1999, while Phailin's toll was less than 30. You can further help us by making a donation. India News: Like Patnaik, many of those who lived through the 1999 super cyclone feel it was nothing compared to the fury of Cyclone Phailin. We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. 'sapphire') was the most intense tropical cyclone to make landfall in India since the 1999 Odisha cyclone. This also helps in managing disaster and reduce casualty," says Reddy. • Based on satellite estimates, episodic TCs significantly contribute to the annual rainfall, accounting for 5–22%. Distribution of cyclonic rainfall (mm) over the period 29-31 October 1999 during Super-cyclone (a), whereas (b) depicts cyclonic rainfall (mm) over the period 12-14 October 2013 during Phailin. The "very severe" storm Phailin is unlikely to turn into a "super cyclone" like the one which hit the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in 1999, the MET department said on Friday. The storm will be around 210-220 kmph, but it is unlikely to intensify any further," said IMD Director General L S Rathore. We addressed two strongest episodic cyclones: Super–cyclone 1999 and Phailin 2013. Why can’t mainstream filmmakers imagine Dalits as people, not stereotypes. We believe strongly that we can and must do things differently. The government runs schools, anganwadis and community centres in them to ensure regular maintenance. The "very severe" storm Phailin is unlikely to turn into a "super cyclone" like the one which hit the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in 1999, the MET department on Friday said. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Better disaster preparedness: In 1999, preparedness of the Odisha government was poor. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition. All Orissa suffering from super cyclone. Setting up of disaster management force: Both Odisha and Andhra have their own personnel to deal with disaster—Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force and Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Response Force. Consequently, rain-induced floods and inundated areas were less pronounced during Phailin 2013 than that for Super-Cyclone 1999 (Fig. Phailin is already categorized as Category 4 storm with wind speeds of 240km per hour, a notch below the 1999 disaster. "Although Phailin is on the border of being termed a super cyclone and has good resemblance of the 1999 storm, we have come to an understanding that it will not turn into a super cyclone. Of the several parameters, it also has to cross the 'T' level of 6.5," he said. This wind-speed, he says, is slightly higher than the 1999 Super Cyclone which hit Odisha. It has built 200 cyclone shelters. The key was evacuation, moving people away from unsafe places. cyclone Phailin was c ompared to th e super cyclone 1999, that hit Odisha near Paradeep, on October 29, 1999 with recorded wind speed of 260 kmph. TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on, IMD has predicted that the storm will be around 210-220 kmph, but it is unlikely to intensify any further. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. But there is a big difference between what happened then and now—over 10,000 people were killed in Odisha in October 1999, while Phailin's toll was less than 30. Fourteen years later, the same area was hit by Cyclone Phailin, which despite its severity, claimed relatively few lives. Andhra Pradesh was better prepared and helped Odisha overcome the disaster situation. A six-point comparison between the two cyclones: © Copyright Down To Earth 2021. "Although Phailin is on the border of being termed a super cyclone and has good resemblance of the 1999 storm, we have come to an understanding that it will not turn into a super cyclone. In the aftermath of Phailin, Andhra Pradesh has set up its National Disaster Management Force, a recommendation that had been lying with the state government for many years Cyclone Phailin – a powerful Category 5-equivalent tropical cyclone that made landfall near the same location as the 1999 Odisha cyclone; Cyclone Hudhud – costly and powerful Category 4 tropical cyclone, with impacts extending from Visakhapatnam into Nepal; 1977 Andhra Pradesh cyclone – considered India's first confirmed super cyclonic storm The super cyclone devastated vast stretches of the state and so do did Phailin. Phailin's made the landfall three hours after the predicted time. In comparison, Phailin 2013 has crossed faster across the area. Down To Earth is a product of our commitment to make changes in the way we manage our environment, protect health and secure livelihoods and economic security for all. Phailin made landfall on a stretch of coast that was not quite as low-lying as that hit by super cyclone in 1999 that killed nearly 10,000 people. This ensured that the sea could not surge as far inland as in 1999. Mock drills: NDMA conducts mock drills to check and prepare local authorities and people for disaster and help reduce damage to the minimum. "There are several parameters on which we measure the intensity of the storm. How deadly was 1999 Odisha super cyclone? Mail The cyclone results in heavy rainfall in … Cyclone Phailin was second strongest tropical cyclone in India since the 1999 Odisha cyclone and claimed 45 lives. "Physical movement of the storm was far more devastating last time," says M Shashidhar Reddy, vice chairperson of National Disaster Management Authority. The storm is likely to subside by October 13 reducing to "severe cyclonic storm" and "deep depression". "Although Phailin is on the border of being termed a super cyclone and has good resemblance of the 1999 storm, we have come to an understanding that it will not turn into a super cyclone. Oct 12, 2013 - Cyclone Phailin not as strong as Super Cyclone of 1999 - Marri Sasidhar Reddy Phailin Unlikely to be Like Super Cyclone of 1999: IMD. "Under a World bank project called the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation, 148 more shelters are being built. The system was first noted as a tropical depression on October 4, 2013 within the Gulf of Thailand, to the west of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Revisiting the super cyclone that hit Odisha in 1999 Fears of Phailin have evoked memories of a cyclonic storm in 1999, when winds reaching speeds of 300 kph battered Odisha for 30 hours. said that the storm Phailin is unlikely cross the 'T' level of 6.5. Setting up of communication means: "The communication means and protocols have improved. Andhra is getting Rs 770 crore to improve disaster management, while Odisha's share is Rs 640 crore. Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Which was known as Mohavatya. Formed as a tropical depression in October 2013 in the Gulf of Thailand, Phailin moved westward, crossed the Andaman sea and proceeded West-Northwest. Phailin Vs Odisha Super Cyclone Phailin, meaning sapphire in Thai, followed a course similar to the Odisha Super Cyclone (1999) which made landfall with 140 knots maximum sustained winds. "Although Phailin is on the border of being termed a super cyclone and has good resemblance of the 1999 storm, we have come to an understanding that it will not turn into a super cyclone. It hung near the coastline for almost 11 hours, causing maximum damage. The MET dept. The "very severe" storm Phailin is unlikely to turn into a "super cyclone" like the one which hit the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in 1999, the MET department on Friday said. 4, and Fig. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together. As a result, fewer casualties and lower socio-economic losses have been occurred during Phailin 2013 than during Super-Cyclone 1999. 29th October 1999. The magnitude of the devastation was such that it came to be known as a `super cyclone`. 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