Warning for the cyclone is given by the Indian MeteorologicalDepartment from Visakhapatnam. Disseminated through satellitebased disaster warning systems, radio, television, telephone, fax,Police communications, public announcements by revenue officials andthe print media.
Who is affected
Humans & Livestock. By death, injuries and diseases
What is affected
Huts and Houses - with light weight roofs – (thatched , tinsheets), walls with mud plaster, weak foundation.Buildings with structural weakness to high winds and floodwaters.Storage Godowns, sheds with weak constructionWorking tools/implements. (Trade tools – looms, boats, fishingnets etc)Electricity wires & poles,Water supply systems.Communication systems – Tele lines/poles, telephones,Communication Towers,Roads,bridges, culvertsVehicles like cycles, M/cycles/sooters,auto rickshaws,tractors,4wheeled vehicles, Bullock carts etc.Lowlying areasCrops, Weak trees, Plantations like- coconut trees, fruit orchards
All 100% of the elements as identified above do not getdamaged. A rough guess is about 15 to 30 percent of thecategories would suffer losses. However the numbers or thequantities would also increase or decrease due to other factorslike the time available before the hazard strikes, Intensity of the hazard, Duration of the strike, Extent of area covered bythe hazard, Time of strike i.e. Daytime or night time, density of the people and the habitations.In all above cases the damage or loss takes place due toexisting weakness in the elements, the first being theexposure due to the location and the weakness in not havingthe strength to cope with the forces/pressures created by thewind and water as explained above.Analysis
See the weak spots/areas which were affected in the past, if notget to know from the other affected areas close by.