Thursday, November 01, 2012

Cyclone Neelam stoke near Chennai

First time experienced a cyclone in my lifetime and I have seen and heard about its intense and rage through media many a time but this is the first time in last 2 decades that a cyclone stroke near Chennai. The wind was blowing at 40 km speed across the Chennai whereas in Mamallapuram where the Neelam Cyclone crossed ashore reaching 70-80 km speed and waves rose of 20 feet height and rushing 200 meters into the land.

The cyclone which formed near Andaman Island last week began to move north-west towards Tamil Nadu and its track had been predicted well by the IMD Chennai and warned heavy showering from Monday. We gained good rain on Tuesday night and the wind was blowing very strongly yesterday till midnight and during the time cyclone landfall the blowing was heaver and the tress were all dancing ferocious to the wild wind beats.

We had no power from the noon but there was enough power in the inverter which we installed for lights and fans and we also restricted the use of inverter power since it’s a 6 hours package and we had no idea when power will resume. The television blinks no signal when we try to check the status of the cyclone and after few hours the laptop also lost power, through which I was watching the live news on cyclone and later I turned the galaxy player for the updates.

Just 10 month later the Thane cyclone left a deep sad impact on the Cuddalore and Ponndicherry, the Neelam leaves a lighter memory without causing much damage to lives and property – which I believe. The cyclone also swish-swash the Marina beach which had become the gateway for any water calamities and it also pushed aground a cargo ship (Prathibha Cauvery) near Elliot Beach and 100 trees were uprooted in Chennai.

I captured a small video with my galaxy player below on the cyclone wind taken at my courtyard.


15 comments:

Devilish Angel said...

Many trees has fallen down in my area... Heavy wind...

ladyfi said...

Keep safe!

TexWisGirl said...

mother nature can be fierce.

Destination Infinity said...

Fortunately we don't get Hurricanes and Typhoons like other countries. I went to the terrace in my house to take a video and I was finding it difficult to stand - The wind was so ferocious.

Destination Infinity

Divya said...

Stay In and Stay Safe!!

George said...

Thanks for the reminder that hurricanes (cyclones) can cause problems in other parts of the world as well as here.

Meoww said...

Yes, i heard more about Hurricane Sandy on the news than Cyclone Neelam. Really weird the climate has become nowadays! Cyclones are scary, esp when living on a multistory apartment!

Betsy Adams said...

Scary, Jeevan... Wind can cause so much damage... Our hurricanes (like your cyclones) can cause do much devastation... An example is Hurricane Sandy this past week. Yipes!
Betsy

Krishna said...

Most destructive than thane cyclone. About 11 more people died and 5 more missing. More shocking...

thanks for sharing video...





eden said...

That is scary. Nice to know you are all safe.

Indrani Ghose said...

Glad you are safe.
The squirrel's audio and video was good.

Srinivas said...

I always think of the less fortunate during such times - and of how flimsy life is in the face of Nature's ferocity. My mind almost always goes back to the Asian and Japanese Tsunamis as well whenever high waves are reported! Terrorising and deeply saddening...

Pattu Raj said...

Scary Jeevan!. Getting a cyclone in a sea side city is not a good thing.

Thank God it did not cause much damage.

Ponniyinselvan said...

dear jeevan,
day by day, your descriptions are becoming more interesting and stylish.
karthik+amma

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