Early Warning of Natural Hazards

Early Warnings of Natural Hazards in India

Natural hazards are severe natural phenomena or events, broadly classified in two categories: hydro-meteorological and geological hazards. Tropical cyclones, heavy rainfall, severe thunderstorms, floods and drought are hydro-meteorological hazards whereas earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are grouped under geological hazards. Landslides and avalanches are caused by a combination of geological and hydro-meteorological factors. Hydro-meteorological hazards Occurring […]

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Embankments of Sunderban: A Legacy of Historical Blunder

Sunderban, or the part that falls within the boundaries of India, is located on the lower part of the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta along the Bay of Bengal, between Hugli estuary on the west and Ichamoti-Raimangal river on the east. Prone to varied natural disasters, from flooding to cyclones, Sunderban offers a fragile refuge to its teeming […]

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