Drainage and cleaning of channels should be prioritized in Indian regions by cyclonic activity

Juan G. R., Juan G. R., and Juan P. J. Drainage and cleaning of channels should be prioritized in Indian regions by cyclonic activity

 Water and Irrigation Vol. 10, No. 1: 9-10, May 7, 2019, Spain.

 The cyclone Fani devastates and floods hard hit regions that registered winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour, touched down in the Indian state of Odisha and later already weakened continued course to Bangladesh. It is reported a huge amount of trees uprooted, abundant rains and the suspension of electricity and drinking water in many places, reports 12 dead in India and 4 in Bangladesh. More than 1500000 people were evacuated. The cyclone season of the Indian Ocean has begun and threatens to be very activated by global warming, preventive measures must be taken in the drainage of agricultural and urban areas, the cleaning of the riverbed and its tributaries in India and the other neighboring countries: Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Myanmar with the objective of reducing human, material and economic losses to a minimum during the long cyclonic season that is approaching.

Cyclone Fani threatens to wipe out and flood heavily hit regions that recorded winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour, according to the Indian Meteorology Department.

Heavy rains and wind gusts hit the city of Hyderabad in India as Cyclone Fani approaches. The first reports mentioned an enormous amount of trees uprooted, abundant rains and the suspension of electricity and drinking water in many areas.

The main airports were closed in the states of Odisha and West Bengal and almost no trains circulated. It is expected to evacuate more than one million people from the areas in danger.

The Indian Navy was also on alert. The Airport Authority of India issued a notice to all airports on the coast to take the necessary precautions.

Cyclone Fani, one of the most powerful generated in the Indian Ocean in recent years, arrived on Friday 3 to the east coast of India leaving 12 dead, most are victims of fallen trees and a million people evacuated conditioning 3,000 shelters and government buildings to house the evacuees. Fani made landfall in the Indian state of Odisha, where in 1999 another cyclone already left a balance of around 10,000 dead and an impressive trail of destruction

The cyclone, which according to forecasts will be the strongest in hitting eastern India in two decades, was brewing in the Bay of Bengal, about 250 kilometers from the coast, and moving slowly but forcefully to the west.

After the cyclone Fani hit east India, it was advancing on Friday towards Bangladesh with winds of up to 200 km per hour.

Before the arrival of Fani, the Bangladeshi authorities prepared and ordered the immediate evacuation of 500,000 people from seven coastal districts, according to government sources.

The cyclone arrived in Bangladesh on Saturday after weakened further, to severe depression and caused four deaths and floods according to official sources in Bangladesh.

The cyclone season of the Indian Ocean has begun and threatens to be very activated by global warming, preventive measures must be taken in the drainage of agricultural and urban areas, the cleaning of the riverbed and its tributaries in the India and the other neighboring countries: Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Myanmar with the objective of reducing human, material and economic losses to a minimum during the long cyclonic season that is approaching.

 

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