Nagapattinam district was the worst affected, as the cyclone made landfall there. The cyclone will cause heavy to very heavy rainfall all over coastal Tamil Nadu on November 14, 15 and 16. According to an agriculture department official who did not wish to be named, the farmers did not buy seed groundnut, but from wholesale traders, and that is the reason for the poor yield. While seawater entered the villages of Vellapallam, Pushpavanam and Vettaikaraniruppu, Kovilpathu was the most affected. Though the villagers knew about the cyclone warning, the storm surge caught them by surprise. At 5:30 am today, it was near latitude 13.2N and longitude 87.2E about 750 km east of Chennai and 840 km east/northeast of Nagapattinam. “When seawater came in during Cyclone Gaja, water was up to my neck and I swam to the next house,” said Uma Devi. The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by tamil.indianexpress.com. According to Chandrasekar. Farmers in seven coastal districts bore the brunt, losing their crops. Of the 120 coconut saplings he planted, only 40 survived the beetle attack. Veeraramakrishnan normally gets a profit of Rs 4 lakh from cultivating groundnut. The government machinery was put on … Cyclone Gaja is known to have killed at least 46 people in the coastal state. Veeraramakrishnan lost all the trees in his 2-acre coconut farm, except a handful. Thirteen people were killed in Tamil Nadu after Cyclone Gaja made landfall between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam early morning on Friday. Cyclone Gaja heading towards coastal Tamil Nadu, expected to make landfall on Nov 15. Over three lakh people who have been literally forced onto the streets across Tamil Nadu… There were no reports of any loss of lives. Nagapattinam district has been heavily damaged by cyclone Gaja. When Cyclone Gaja made landfall on 16 November, 2018, between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu, it left a trail of destruction, uprooting nearly 50 lakh coconut trees, more than a lakh of electricity poles, besides other fruit trees. Kovilpathu village, where most of the residents are farmers, not only lost their standing crops and trees, the storm surge made the groundwater and soil saline. It is expected to intensify further into a severe cyclone as sea surface temperatures are favourable for intensification that is around 29 to 30 degree. Cyclone Gaja makes landfall in Tamil Nadu, claims 11 lives. India: Cyclone Gaja Emergency Response in Tamil Nadu- RRF No.20/2018 Format Situation Report Source. The storm surge scorched the paddy crop of Radhakrishnan Sivagnanam, whose post-cyclone yields have come down because of salinity. news Cyclone Gaja Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 17:04 TNM Staff Follow @thenewsminute The gale winds of Cyclone Gaja have wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu… Cyclone gaja present status and current location : Cyclone Gaja is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and cross Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore tonight, the Met said. In wake of this system, we expect light rains to commence over parts of Coastal Tamil Nadu by tomorrow morning. According to IMD, Cyclone Gaja is expected to make a landfall between Pamban and Cuddalore this evening. Cyclone Gaja is at present in northwest of Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. Font Size. Cyclone Gaja hit the coast of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on the early hours of Friday morning gusting with the wind speed of 120 kmph. Before this, Cyclone Vardah, Cyclone Nilam, Cyclone Thane, Cyclone JAL and Cyclone Nisha have wreaked havoc. It has formed over southeast Andamans and northern part of the Andaman Sea. The brinjal and jasmine plants were scorched beyond salvaging. Severe cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ has devastated the Tamilnadu delta on November 15 and the early hours on November 16, affecting 12 districts of the state. #CycloneGaja #TamilNadu #AndhraPradesh pic.twitter.com/iwfA7UdUmb This story was originally published in VillageSquare.in and can be found here. Over 80,000 people were evacuated from low-lying areas as severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja' crossed Tamil Nadu's coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranyam early Friday, bringing heavy rains in coastal regions. Cyclone Thane in Cuddalore had clocked 140 … With such contributions, and with the compensation of Rs 1,100 per coconut tree given by the Tamil Nadu government, all the farmers replanted coconut saplings. But last year we harvested only four sacks,”  he told VillageSquare.in. Cyclone Gaja: Severe cyclonic storm likely to hit Tamil Nadu in 24 hours, 13 districts on alert. “We distributed coconut saplings as part of agri development work,” said Mohanarajasekaran R, of the trust. The Cyclone in Tamilnadu – “Gaja” The cyclone in Tamilnadu, Gaja hit the east coast and areas in the interior including Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Thiruvaroor, Nagapattinam, Vedaranyam levelling everything on its way. All the farmers earned a considerable income from mango, casuarina and cashew trees. Cyclone Gaja is the latest in the line of howling monsters than have visited Tamil Nadu’s lands. Visu Ramaiyan (30) concurred that groundnut yield was very less last year. Though Eega Trust carried out relief work for a considerable stretch along the coast, their agricultural development work was confined to Kovilpathu village. Photo: Reuters 45 dead as Cyclone Gaja rips through Tamil Nadu, Puducherry 2 min read. “They are growing the saplings in big plastic bags for one year and then transferring to the pit, which is quite effective in controlling the beetle,” said Veeraramakrishnan. Earlier the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had forecasted that the storm would cross over to land as a cyclone but Gaja maintained its intensity and remained a severe cyclone when it hit the Tamil Nadu coast. Cyclone Gaja to turn severe, heavy rains expected in Andhra, Tamil Nadu The weatherman has warned fishermen and local people to stay away from the sea in coastal Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu … Cyclone Gaja is the latest in the line of howling monsters than have visited Tamil Nadu’s lands from the … Brinjal and cluster beans are doing reasonably well,” he said. Prior to Cyclone Gaja, only a few farmers such as Ayyappan Rengaiyan (38) grew vegetables. Chandra Thangavel lost her entire groundnut crop. Reports are that the cyclone has destroyed over 2,00,000 trees, 1,00,000 houses and much more… Impact of Gaja on our farmers For a few days, they had to survive on groundwater contaminated by seawater. Samsung Galaxy Tab, HUAWEI MediaPad and Other 4G Tablets That Are Worth Consider... Green coffee for weight loss: Instant coffee packs to manage your weight, Cyclone Gaja live updates: Cyclonic storm makes landfall; more than 76,000 evacuated, Terms of Use and Grievance Redressal Policy. As per Census 2011, Kovilpathu village in Vedaranyam taluk of Nagapattinam district had a population of 3,213. Severe cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ has devastated the Tamil Nadu delta on November 15 and the early hours on November 16, affecting 12 districts of the state. The TANGEDCO has suffered a loss of ₹1,000 crore till now as per the assessment done after the Gaja cyclone. Notwithstanding the allegations and the limited rainfall, farmers remain hopeful. Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu: On a trip to the Cauvery Delta as a part of a documentary project, citizen journalist Prabhagaran captures the damage to Tamil Nadu through photographs. The … “In three weeks, we will start planting groundnut for this season,” said Visu Ramaiyan. Cyclone Gaza Cyclone Gaja to hit southern coast today; schools, colleges closed in Tamil Nadu, Navy on alert. The cyclone crossed the coast with a wind speed gusting up to 120 kmph, a weather bulletin said. Where is Cyclone Gaja as of now? Cyclone Gaja wreaks havoc in Tamil Nadu, claims more than 10 lives. In November 2018, Cyclone Gaja caused a rise in sea level, bringing the brine into the coastal villages. Systems Depression ARB 01. The wind speed would be about 80-90 kmph gusting at 100 kmph, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. IANS photo. Menstruation is taboo in large parts of rural India. In the subsequent days, it moved across Thailand, into the Andaman Sea and intensified into a depression and then a deep depression, eventually transforming into a cyclone as it moved in the Bay of Bengal. Coastral areas of Tamil Nadu … However, the farmlands still bear the effect of the storm surge. We did not lose our trees.”. “From one sack of groundnut seed sowed, we generally harvest 10 sacks. Radhakrishnan Sivagnanam lost his paddy crop. Though he had coconut trees, vegetables brought a daily income. The Cyclone Gaja has wrecked around 300 boats, turning the beach into a veritable dumpyard of broken planks and leaving them with nothing to pursue their livelihood. By: FE Online | Updated: Nov 12, 2018 8:39 PM . Seven districts have been hit by the cyclone. Predominantly agrarian belt of the state has seen flat coconut farms all over. As predicted by Skymet Weather, Cyclone Gaja tracked in north/northwest direction during the last 6 hours. The scientist has been advocating a slew of measures to overcome the problem. Views are personal. Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Gaja was the sixth named cyclone of the 2018 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, after Cyclones Sagar, Mekunu, Daye, Luban, and Titli.Forming on November 5 as a low pressure system over the Gulf of Thailand, the system crossed through Southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula and eventually crossed into the Andaman Sea.The weak system intensified into a … “It is at least helping us manage our regular household expenses.”. It is expected to make landfall later this evening. A wave hits the sea walkway after cyclonic storm 'Gaja' made landfall at Rameswaram, in Ramanathapuram district on November 16, 2018. Storm surge is an abnormal sea level rise caused by atmospheric weather systems such as tropical cyclones and hurricanes. Women are traditionally believed to be impure during their periods. The strong wind damaged several thatched houses and uprooted many trees and electric poles in Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Pudukkottai districts. With Gaja lying about 470-km south-east from Chennai and wind speed gusting up to 100 kmph, as per the Indian Meteorological Department, the Tamil Nadu … Cyclone gaja Cyclone Gaja crosses Tamil Nadu coast, over 76,000 people evacuated from 6 districts. They were in for a shock again, as rhinoceros beetle damaged the saplings. Cyclone Gaja: As many as 76,290 people were evacuated from low lying areas and … “As it would take a few years for trees to grow and bear fruit, we suggested vegetable cultivation to the farmers and distributed saplings and seeds,” Mohanarajasekaran of Eega Trust, told VillageSquare.in. Veeraramakrishnan and Visu Ramaiyan used to earn a minimum of Rs 15,000 per month from the coconut trees. Abc Large. Cyclone Gaja Live Updates: Cyclone Gaja is inching close to Tamil Nadu coast. Before Nivar, the last cyclone to hit Tamil Nadu arrived just two years ago, in November 2018, when severe cyclonic storm Gaja claimed 45 lives and caused immense devastation across the state. Copyright © 2021 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. At present is Gaja lies over West central and adjoining East central and South Bay of Bengal. Gaja on November 10, also formed and caused extensive damage in Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. “The beetles can be eradicated only if all the farmers follow the suggested measures, and not a handful in isolation.”, Farmers who have planted in a few acres admitted that it was not easy to look for the beetle in every sapling and destroy it. But he is quite satisfied with the yield and income from brinjal and jasmine. Given the salinity of the seawater and the coastal sludge deposited by the  storm surge, the crops wore a scorched look. Cyclonic storm GAJA, which originated in the Bay of Bengal (BoB), moved south-southwestwards on Monday and was located in the central BoB, 850 km from Nagapattinam at midnight. With the addition of a few colonies, the population has more than doubled. ET Online Last Updated: Nov 16, 2018, 12:51 PM IST. Every farmer recounted a total loss. You can also catch all the Tamilnadu News by following us on Twitter and Facebook Tags: Rain in Tamilnadu; Web Title: Gaja cyclone name reason. Cyclone Gaja is expected to spare Chennai as the course has shifted down south. The IMD predicts that Gaja will reduce in strength into a cyclonic storm and make landfall on November 15 somewhere between Nagapattinam and Chennai in North Tamil Nadu. K, agricultural entomologist, Tamil Nadu Dr J Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Sikkal, the beetle proliferated since the fallen trees, which provide an ideal condition for breeding, were not removed immediately. As the cyclonic storm Gaja is approaching at the coast of South Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, light showers began in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore on Thursday. Cyclone Gaja was originally formed off the coast of Thailand, on the Malay Peninsula on November 9 as a low pressure area. Save. The toll in Cyclone Gaja has touched 45, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said yesterday. R (30). Updated: … Share. During rehabilitation work, the panchayat was quick to address the issue, by arranging for piped drinking water supply. A storm surge of approximately one meter is forecast to … Chennai: As the severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja' crossed the Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranniyam early on … Children wait for their toy to dry up as they sit on a railway track near a fishing village hit by cyclone Gaja at Adhiramapattinam in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district on November 21, 2018. The cosatal areas of the state witnessed turbulent winds uprooting electricity poles and trees in Nagapattinam, Vedaranyam and Karaikal. The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the families of each of the deceased from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund. A holiday has been declared for educational institutions in Nagapattinam. “So we are all planning to adopt the same method.”. When Cyclone Gaja made landfall on 16 November, 2018, between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu, it left a trail of destruction, uprooting nearly 50 lakh coconut trees, more than a … The storm surge resulted in loss of crops and livestock, besides prawn and fish farms that a few villagers owned. The only other time that seawater entered the village was in December 2004, when the tsunami struck. States of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh are expected to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall. He had been harvesting brinjals for a week, when the cyclone struck. All the villagers related a similar loss. However, two elderly villagers remembered a storm surge in the early 1950s. Cyclone Gaja intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on November 15 and crossed the south Tamil Nadu coast in the early hours of November 16. Private weather forecaster Skymet Weather said that Cyclone Gaja is around 80 kms from the Tamil Nadu … A few coastal villages in Nagapattinam district, suffered a double whammy of the cyclone and the storm surge that it caused. Cyclone Gaja alert sounded in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry The IMD predicted the cyclone was likely to move towards northern Tamil Nadu … 20,000 families residing in the 'danger zone' near the coastline will be shifted to the relief camps, reported ANI. Cyclone Gaja to intensify in the next two days into Very Severe Cyclone and then take the fast WSW route and more likely to make landfall in and around Pondy or Cuddalore region on 15th November. Puducherry and parts of Kerala will be lashed with rain as well. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service, Severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja' makes landfall in Tamil Nadu, Auto driver, who drove into crowd, commits suicide, Moderate rain, wind forecast expected in Tamil Nadu, (With inputs from B Sivakumar, Gokul R and Padmini Sivarajah), Live: Senate resumes election certification; Twitter, FB block Trump, Curfew in Washington DC after Trump supporters storm US Capitol, Live: India crosses 1 crore mark in Covid recoveries, Talks with farmers likely to have positive result: Govt tells SC, 3rd Test, Live: Rain stops play in Sydney, 5 Traditional Foods to include in Lohri ki thaali. Crop yields have been less than usual. The state has witnessed a number of these destructive forces of nature over the years. Cyclone Gaja Tamil Nadu India. The yield was so low that we couldn’t sell the nuts but use only for our own consumption,” he said. With winds gusting up to 120 kmph and over 80,000 people being evacuated, cyclone Gaja stormed across Tamil Nadu Friday morning killing 11 people and damaging homes along the coast. Cyclones Nivar and Burevi brought relief to migratory birds after a two-year lull post-cyclone Gaja in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which was finally able to clock a good count of the winged visitors in the 15 wildlife and bird sanctuaries, even as avian experts warn that research, conservation and monitoring of bird habitats in the state leaves a lot to be desired. It will move in westerly direction and weaken into a deep depression soon, private weather forecaster SkymetWeather said. As the village lies about 2.5 km from the Nagapattinam – Vedaranyam Road, the villagers’ plight was immediately not known. A report in the Down to Earth magazine says that Gaja has been the 10th major cyclone to affect Tamil Nadu in the past 16 years. Abc Small. The villagers took shelter in the houses that had an upper floor. Event: Cyclone Gaja is predicted to cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore November 15. The villagers had reasonable commercial success growing coconut, paddy, groundnut, cashew and mango. “The yield was good. Over … Six districts in Tamil Nadu — Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Ramanathapuram, Thiruvarur, Pudukkottai, Thanjavur — have announced a holiday for schools … Share: Written By: Zee Media Bureau. The severe cyclonic storm is very likely to move nearly westwards and weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during the next six hours, the IMD said. Cyclone Gaja has robbed them of this income. The youth of the village, who hold professional and science degrees, yet continue farming, are aware of the climate crisis and fear increasing vulnerability and its impact on their livelihood. Cyclone Gaja leaves a trail of destruction in Tamilnadu. The cyclone caused damage to properties, particularly in Vedharanyam in Nagapattinam district. Print. But two years after Cyclone Gaja and the storm surge it caused, they are yet to recover from the impact. Abc Medium. When Cyclone Gaja struck in November 2018, it left a trail of destruction, uprooting nearly 50 lakh coconut trees and over one lakh electricity poles. Support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here. Of the 120-odd coconut trees that Visu Ramaiyan had, only 25 survived the cyclone. Cyclone Titli had earlier made landfall on October 11 and left 62 people dead in Odisha. Veeraramakrishnan planted brinjal in half-an-acre. Chennai: Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry have been bracing for Cyclone Nivar. Chennai: As the severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja' crossed the Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranniyam early on Friday, as many as 76,290 people have been evacuated from six districts of the state. Since there were no big trees, they attacked the saplings,” Chandrasekar told VillageSquare.in. Cyclone Gaja made landfall over Tamil Nadu coast on 16th November 2018 at 1:45 AM, wreaking havoc as it passed the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu. ACT Alliance; Posted 5 Dec 2018 Originally published 5 Dec 2018. If we had received good rains, the salinity would have reduced, but the rains were less,” said Veeraramakrishnan. Authorities have stepped up relief operations in Tamil Nadu as Cyclone 'Gaja' is expected to make a landfall between Paamban and Cuddalore on November 14. The cyclone has been named as Gaja and it is expected to cause heavy rainfall in the state. Severe cyclonic storm Gaja makes landfall in … Web Title: Gaja cyclone name reason. Chennai, Nov 15: As cyclone Gaja is set to make landfall between Pamban and Cuddalore on Thursday, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry governments have put … Chennai: The residents of Tamil Nadu have had an uneasy relationship with cyclones. And so are the farmers, who cultivate vegetables for now, and hope their situation would improve in a few years. The cyclonic storm Gaja, named by Thailand, was currently located 840km off Chennai coast and 980km away from Sriharikota. But the fishing and farming communities are yet to … Synopsis. The … Dear families in Christ Jesus, “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to the family of faith.” Galatians 6:10* You have been briefed about the havoc Gaja Cyclone caused in Tamil Nadu. The cyclone will cross the coast of Tamil Nadu between Pamban and Cuddalore. The village is about a kilometre from the shore. Gaja Cyclone is around 60 kms from the coast, Skymet added. “Tsunami also wasn’t this bad, because only seawater came. The season ended with Cyclone Phethai causing agricultural damage and four dead. Comment. 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