Kerala Safe From Hud Hud Cyclone

Published on: 15 Oct, 2014
Published under: Kerala Weather News

The Devastating hud hud cyclone have been turning ramparts at various coastal areas of India , but Kerala state is safe from this coastal cyclones. The State was hit by just 18 coastal cyclones between 1908 and 2000, according to a data submitted by the Department of Revenue and Disaster Management to the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project of the Central Government.

The earliest instance of cyclone, according to the available information, was at Punnayur grama panchayat of Chavakkad block in Thrissur in 1908. The Chavakkad area was hit by cyclones on two more occasions, in 1940 December and 1941 May.

The State has been included in Lower Vulnerability Zone along with Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Daman and Diu, Pondicherry, Lakshadweep, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Kerala region, in general, has lesser probability of getting affected by the occurrence of cyclonic storm or severe cyclonic storm, according to the report

According to the “statistical analysis of the storms that struck Kerala region during the past 35 years,” a total of “seven systems with intensity of severe cyclonic storms originated over Bay of Bengal and crossed eastern coast of India and re-emerged into Arabian Sea as depression.”


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