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What is the name of the cyclone which hit India in 2014?

What is the name of the cyclone which hit India in 2014?

Storm Hudhud
Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Hudhud was a strong tropical cyclone that caused extensive damage and loss of life in eastern India and Nepal during October 2014. Hudhud originated from a low-pressure system that formed under the influence of an upper-air cyclonic circulation in the Andaman Sea on October 6.

Why are cyclones given human names?

The practice of naming storms (tropical cyclones) began years ago in order to help in the quick identification of storms in warning messages because names are presumed to be far easier to remember than numbers and technical terms.

What is the body name of cyclone?

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) names the cyclones developing over the north Indian Ocean, including the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. It also issues advisories to 12 other nations in the region on the development of cyclones and storms.

How names are given to cyclones in India?

The tropical cyclones forming over different Ocean basins are named by the concerned RSMCs & TCWCs. For north Indian Ocean including Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea, the RSMC, New Delhi assigns the name to tropical cyclones following a standard procedure. Thus, the name should be new.

Are all cyclones named after females?

Until 1975, tropical storms all around the world were only given feminine names. This changed when former Australian Minister of Science Bill Morrison decided to start naming storms after both male and female names, in recognition of it being International Women’s Year.

Who gave Tauktae name?

Following Tauktae and Yaas, the next cyclonic storm erupting out of the Indian Ocean will be named ‘Gulaab’. Yaas, named by Oman, refers to a Jasmine-like tree with a good fragrance. Whereas Tauktae, a Burmese name, was named by Myanmar meaning ‘gecko’, a highly vocal lizard, in the local dialect.

What was the cyclone season in India in 2014?

Jump to navigation Jump to search. The 2014 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was an event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. The season included two Very Severe Cyclonic Storms, both in October, and one other named Cyclonic Storm, classified according to the Tropical Cyclone Intensity Scale of the India Meteorological Department.

Who are the countries affected by tropical cyclones in India?

By the year 2004, eight countries located in the Indian Ocean region agreed upon a naming convention that could help identify tropical cyclones affecting the region. Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Thailand agreed to contribute a list of names each thus developing a pool of names.

What was the cost of Cyclone Hudhud in India?

It prompted one of the largest evacuations in the country in decades. Over 550,000 people were evacuated and moved to cyclone shelters. Over 30 lives were lost due to the cyclone. The next year in 2014, Cyclone Hudhud made landfall near Vishakapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh and caused extensive damage to coastal regions.

When did IMD start cyclone warning system in India?

In 2014, the IMD launched an SMS based cyclone warning system that shall enable the masses to stay alert and prepared in the event of an approaching cyclone. From time to time the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force have also been roped in to rescue Indians from the devastation caused by tropical cyclones.