Coastal Risks – South East India

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Coastal Risks – South East India

  1. 1. Coastal Risks – South East India<br />Narendra Rapeti<br />
  2. 2. Contents<br />Introduction <br />Geographical profile <br />Presence of named risks and their intensities<br />Presence of disaster management polices <br />Inferences drawn <br />Role of suitable insurance<br />Road ahead…<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />Major coastal risks – South East(SE) India : Cyclone, Flood, Storm, Tsunami, Earthquake, Drought.<br />Cyclone : is an area of closed, circular fluid motion rotating in the same direction as the Earth<br />Flood : is an overflow or accumulation of an expanse of water that submerges land<br />Storm : is any disturbed state of an astronomical body's atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. It may be marked by strong wind, thunder and lightning (a thunderstorm), heavy precipitation, such as ice (ice storm), or wind transporting some substance through the atmosphere (as in a dust storm, snowstorm, hailstorm, etc).<br />
  4. 4. Cont..<br />Tsunami : is a series of water waves (called a tsunami wave train) that is caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water, such as an ocean<br />Earthquake : (also known as a tremor or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves<br />Drought : is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply. Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation. <br />
  5. 5. Geographical profile<br />
  6. 6. Cont..<br />
  7. 7. Cont..<br />
  8. 8. Major risks and their intensities<br />
  9. 9. Major risks – frequencies - SE India<br />
  10. 10. Historical Cyclone Damage – SE India<br />
  11. 11. Andhra Pradesh<br />
  12. 12. Tamil Nadu<br />
  13. 13. West Bengal <br />
  14. 14. Orissa<br />
  15. 15. As of Friday, 29th May 2009, more than 100 people are reported dead and an estimated 3 million displaced from their homes by Cyclone Aila in southern West Bengal. <br />In the Sundarban area, thousands of homes have been broken and people have taken shelter in nearby schools and Panchayat offices. There is an acute shortage of food, drinking water and clothes. As the water is receding in some villages gastroenteritis is beginning to rear its ugly head Support NGO partners of Asha in Aila affected regions.<br />Mukti-BTS targeted to support 25000 -30000 people (in worst affected areas) with Rs 200 or $4 each to enable them to survive for 2-3 weeks. This phase-I relief includes food, clothes, medical helps and other basic necessities.<br />http://www.ashanet.org/projects/project-view.php?p=1026<br />West Bengal - a case study<br />

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