ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Cyclonic Komen in India and Bangladesh

Updated on August 19, 2015

Komen,the Cyclonic Storm

Source

Komen

Cyclone Komen out of deep Depression in Bangladesh and India

Komen is a dutch word which means 'to come' or 'to hapen'. This Komen has come in south Asia to destroy a vast parts of India and Bangladesh taking innumerable lives helplessly.There had been a lot of other calamities found in this part of Asia but this is something different from the others like Aila, Phailon etc. Komen is the cyclonic storm formed out of a depression made up from the Bay of Bengal over the Chittagong of Bangladesh. After it had formed a deep depression with heavy rains which had been downpouring incessant rains from Bangladesh to India. Indian states like West Bengal , Odisha, Manipur, Jharkhand etc are badly affected with those of Bangladesh's. West Bengal and Odisha are the worst among affected states of India.

History of Natural Calamities in Bangladesh and India:-

There had been several horrific natural disasters in Bay of Bengal since 1970. The inhumane gigantic gust of 1970 butchered a large number of people. Aila hit south Bengal to create a panic in 2009. Phailan,the cyclone compelled people to be homeless in 2013 in these areas.

History of Natural Disaster Over Bay of Bengal

Year
Name of Calamity
1970
Natural Disaster
2009
Aila
2013
Phailon
2015
Komen
Source

Komen in Bangladesh

Komen in Bangladesh

“A slow-moving monsoon depression that has already unleashed lethal amounts of rain in South Asia formed into a tropical cyclone over the northern Bay of Bengal Wednesday.” Komen made landfall in Bangladesh. It started with 40-50kmph and speeded up by 70-80kmph. According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, Komen made landfall in the coastal regions surrounding south-eastern Bangladesh between Hatiya and Sandwip. Since Thursday afternoon, it had moved north-east .

Heavy Rains

There had been a repeated heavy rainfall in Bangladesh.Chittagong was over flooded with a heavy rain above 800 millimetre only within a three-day period from 24th . Bangladesh Meteorological Department reported that Cox Bazar had seen a downpour of 1000 millimetre in a three day duration since 24th July.It is noteworthy that the average rainfall of this area is 924.6 millimetre a month. Since 8:30 am on Thursday, heavy to very heavy rain was recorded over coastal regions of Bangladesh. 134 mm of rain in Rangamati, 93 mm Tacnaf, 74 mm in Cox Bazar, 65.4 mm in Chaudanga and 56 mm in Feni etc were recorded .

Casualties in Bangladesh

Five people were found dead in Cox Bazar on Monday. Six people were missing and two died when a boat was capsized with the coming of komen on Wednesday. Other two died as trees fell down on them. A wall caused one to death.

Casualties in Mayanmar

At least 20 people died out of flooding for the devastating squally Komen in Mayanmar, especially in western and central regions. Inhabitants of 17000 homes became homeless. Load shedding prevailed in some parts of the western part of the towns. Power supplies were cut off due to such a havoc blustery weather.

A Three Day Raining

Serial
Place
Rain
1
Chittagong
800mm
2
Cox Bazar
1000mm

Affect of Komen in West Bengal

Source

Komen in West Bengal

Komen in West Bengal

Komen entered into West Bengal after it had devastated the coastal Bangladesh. The cyclone moved over Murshidabad, Nadia, north 24 Parganas, south 24 Parganas, Birbhum,Bankura and then towards Jharkand .

Precautionary Arrangements

Fishermen were given warning not to venture into deep sea for Komen would come to make a stormy sea.Mamta banerjee cut her London visit short to supervise and inspect the condition herself and to speed up the rescue and relief operations.. Administrators were directed to stay prepared . Districs of East Midnapore, North and South 24 Parganas, Hooghly, Howrah, Birbhum and Burdwan in West Bengal had been alarmed for Komen’s coming followed by a heavy to heavier downpour. Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee cut her London visit short to inspect and supervise precautionary arrangements in the state with enough rehabilitation promptness. A special task force to fight against this nature’s enmity had been formed urgently .227 relief camps had been put up to cope with the situation.26,000 people of seven panic stricken districts had inhabited these camps. A helpline no had been declared by the state government of West Bengal. In West Bengal ,the DMD(Disaster Management Department) said,"Altogether 1,537 relief camps have been set up to shelter over 2.14 lakh marooned people and 204 medical camps have been opened,"

Damages and Deaths:-

Disaster Management Department reported that there died 48 people from heavy rains and floods till on Sunday."Altogether 1,537 relief camps have been set up to shelter over 2.14 lakh marooned people and 204 medical camps have been opened," . Nearly 37 lakh people were affected.38,046 houses were destroyed and 2,05,901 houses collapsed partly. The havoc flood damaged crop over an area of 4,72,645 hectares.

Komen and its Affect in Odisha

Heavy Rains in Five Districts

Five districts; Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Bhadrak and Balasore of Odisha have been flooded by a heavy rainfall in the coastal area of the state.

Precautionary Arrangements:-

Danger signal no 5(D-V) was raised alarmingly to make the ports alert.Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) G V V Sarma said, “Keeping the possible impact of cyclone Komen in mind, the district collectors have been directed to remain alert to meet any eventuality," Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force entered into the relief operations and tried to recover as much as possible.

Over-flooding Areas with Overflowing River Water

The three rivers Subarnarekha, Budhabalang and Baitarani were flowing fast. According to Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) G V V Sarma the 358 villages under 11 Blocks and one ULB in five districts like Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Bhardak and Balasore were submerged under water .

Deaths and Damages:-

3.93 lakh people were affected. 358 villages under 11 Blocks and one ULB in five districts like Mayurbhanj,Keonjhar, Jajpur, Bhardak and Balasore were flooded. 60 villages were marooned even after the rain stopped.4.79 lakh people of 597 villages under 15 Blocks and one ULB in five districts namely Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Bhardak and Balasore were reported being flooded heavily latest.

Relief Operation after Flood

About 4 lac people were badly affected in the stormy flood . 158 quintals of flattened rice and 15.6 quintals of molasses were given to the affected people in the districts of Balasore and Mayurbhanj. Houses were drowned.The five ODRAF units and one NDRF unit were deployed in the hit districts to play pivotal role in relief operations. The special relief commissioner (SRC) G V V Sarma said of late,”About 4.79 lakh people of 597 villages under 15 Blocks and one ULB in five districts like Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Bhardak and Balasore.

Komen and Its Affect in Other States

Subsequently, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Mizoram,Manipur, Tripura and parts of Assam were also predicted to pour heavy showers. Sea condition became angry .

At least 21 people were killed after the heavy rain had made a landslide in Khenjoy of Manipur. This has caused the rescue operation slow.

A "heavy to very heavy" rainfall in Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and south Assam on Friday hit havoc.

An isolated places in Jharkhand over the next two days made the situation worse.

The depression over Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh turned to "well marked low pressure " over West Rajasthan and surrounding regions. Rainfall was predicted over Gujarat region, Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Saurashtra, Kutch Diu, West Madhya Pradesh for 48 hours.

Relief in 12 Affected Districts in West Bengal

Issue
Number
Relief Camps
1537
Districts
12
Medical Camps
204

Some Cyclone Related Numbers in Odisha

Issue
Estimate
Districts
Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Bhardak and Balasore
Villages Affected
497
People Affected
4.79lac

Komen Enhances Rains Flow On Roads

Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • supremeupbeat k profile imageAUTHOR

      Mahadeb Kar 

      3 years ago from Somewhere in India

      yes, so horrifying but inevitable. More we help more lives get relieved. Your wish is sure to make them safe and secure.

    • Pollyanna Jones profile image

      Pollyanna Jones 

      3 years ago from United Kingdom

      It must be so frightening to see a weather event like this coming in, and having no realistic means to escape it. I hope that they get all the support and care needed to recover and rebuild their lives.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)