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NDMA shares useful tips to keep in mind during cyclone and cold wave

NDMA shares useful tips to keep in mind during cyclone and cold wave

 National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Government of India, has shared some useful tips on what you can do during natural disasters like cyclones and cold waves. 

Billion-plus at risk as cities remain unprepared for extreme weather and natural disasters

Billion-plus at risk as cities remain unprepared for extreme weather and natural disasters

The global institution predicted that by 2050, worsening rivers and coastal floods alone would affect 1.3 billion people.

Odisha CM seeks early sanction of Rs 399 crore as assistance for cyclone Phailin destruction

Odisha CM seeks early sanction of Rs 399 crore as assistance for cyclone Phailin destruction

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday urged union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to sanction Rs.399.83 crore as assistance for cyclone Phailin destruction from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), which was pending due to an erroneous assessment.

12 districts "very highly prone" to cyclones: Study

Twelve districts, all on the east coast, are "very highly prone" and 41 "highly prone" to cyclones in the country, a paper by the India Meteorological Department scientist has revealed.

Even small thunderstorms can cause huge polar cyclones on Saturn

Even small thunderstorms can cause huge polar cyclones on Saturn

Astronomers have recently revealed that minor weather conditions such as thunderstorms can lead to huge cyclones on the surface of Saturn.

UN lauds India's improved disaster risk management

Lauding India's improved disaster risk management and accuracy of its meteorological department, the UN has said timely warnings on cyclones have helped "dramatically" reduce mortality during natural calamities.

Northeastern Australia braces for cyclones

Northern and eastern parts of Australia were battening down the hatches Thursday in preparation for two separate cyclones forecast to hit coastal areas.

Odisha's per capita income fourth from bottom

Though Odisha expects 8.78 percent growth rate in 2014-15 fiscal, the state stands fourth from the bottom in per capita income in all-India rankings, said the Economic Survey Report 2014-15 tabled Monday in the state assembly.

Environmentalist demands ban on mining in Jharkhand hills

Noted environmentalist Kaushal Kishore Jaiswal Monday demanded an immediate ban on all mining activities in the hills and forest areas of Jharkhand to withstand effects of cyclones like Hudhud.

Wind farms can tame hurricanes: Scientists

Huge offshore wind farms can protect vulnerable coastal cities against devastating cyclones like Katrina and Sandy by tempering winds and ocean surges before they reach land, a study said Wednesday.

Air pollution boosts NW Pacific cyclones

Surging air pollution from China and other fast-growing Asian economies has intensified winter cyclones in the northwest Pacific, scientists said Tuesday.

AP paddy crop damaged in 1.5 lakh hectares due to cyclones

Andhra Pradesh Minister for Secondary Education K Pardhasaradhi on Thursday said that 1.5 lakh hectares of ready to harvest paddy crop in Krishna district has been damaged due to three consecutive cyclones - Phailin, Helen and Lehar.

India getting aircraft to track cyclones

India is acquiring a weather reconnaissance aircraft in order to ensure better forecasting of cyclones.

Cold ocean cyclones can reduce hurricane intensity and activity

In a new study, a team of scientists has found that cool water upwellings occurring within ocean cyclones following alongside and behind hurricanes are sometimes strong enough to reduce the strength of hurricanes.