[38] On 27 May, 400 troops form the National Disaster Response Force were deployed to the state for relief operations. Port officials stated that more than 500 fishermen had gone missing since the storm made landfall. Aila recently became the first cyclone of the 2009 cyclone season in the North Indian Ocean just before making landfall in far eastern India in the northern Bay of Bengal. As of 27 May 2009[update], one tiger has been found alive; it was found in a waterlogged cowshed following the cyclone's landfall. At least 350,000 people affected by Aila. Aila recently became the first cyclone of the 2009 cyclone season in the North Indian Ocean just before making landfall in far eastern India in the northern Bay of Bengal. Sutrapada in Gujarat received 250 mm rainfall in 48 hours between 24 & 25 June.[14]. [31] After wandering some time to the east of Sri Lanka, the system made landfall near Trincomalee on December 14 as a Deep Depression. Cyclone Aila, West Bengal, India (May 2009) Within two hours of Cyclone Aila hitting the Sunderbans, Art of Living volunteers from West Bengal reached the affected areas. The 2009 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was an event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. [33], The Sunderbans, a region which houses 265 of the endangered Bengal tigers, was inundated with 6.1 m (20 ft) of water. Cyclone Aila has been described as a benchmark of Bangladesh's success in implementation of effective disaster management system. [42], Five days following the impacts of Aila, the Bangladeshi Health Organization confirmed that a widespread outbreak of diarrhea which has infected over 7,000 people. Army was deployed to the affected areas. The scope of this article is limited to the Indian Ocean in the Northern Hemisphere, east of the Horn of Africa and west of the Malay Peninsula. The North Indian Ocean cyclone season has no official bounds, but cyclones tend to form between April and December, with peaks in May and November. Cyclonic Storm Laila was the first cyclonic storm to affect southeastern India in May since the 1990 Andhra Pradesh cyclone.The first tropical cyclone of the annual season, Laila developed on May 17 in the Bay of Bengal from a persistent area of convection.Strengthening as it tracked northwestward, it became a severe cyclonic storm on May 19. A relatively strong tropical cyclone, it caused extensive damage in India and Bangladesh. Numerous villages were either completely submerged in floodwaters or destroyed. [1][2] The disturbance at this time had a broad and poorly organized area of deep convection, which was located to the southeast of the low level circulation center which had consolidated into a single circulation during the previous 12 hours. The death toll due to Monday's havoc caused by Cyclone Aila in West Bengal rose to 45 on Tuesday. Sirkali in Tamil Nadu recorded 140 mm of rainfall on 15 December. Numerous trees were uprooted and power lines were downed, causing widespread power outages. On average, 4 to 6 storms form in this basin every season. The next day, the army used helicopters to provide food to the affected population. [17][18] Later reports indicated that upwards of 2.3 million were displaced by the storm as 175,000 homes were destroyed and 270,000 were damaged. Warned by both the Regional Specialized Meteorological Center (RMSC) and Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Aila formed over a disturbance over the Bay of Bengal on May 23, 2009 and started to intensify and organize reaching sustained wind speeds of 110 kmh (70 mph). [5] In addition, several warning alerts were issued before the cyclone hit Kolkata; however, no alarm bells were rung. Singlabazar recorded 320 mm of rainfall in 48 hours between 26 and 27 May.[14]. [29], More than 400,000 people were reportedly isolated by severe flooding in coastal regions of Bangladesh. The Deep Depression gradually weakened before becoming a low pressure area early the next day. Villagers rebuild an embankment after it got washed away by a tidal wave caused by cyclone Aila in Sundarbans delta, southeast of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata June 3, 2009. The last time the city was majorly affected by a cyclone was when it was hit by the “the tail” of Aila in 2009. • Hasan, M., (july, 2010). [31] In Patuakhali, a dam broke and submerged five villages. Cyclone … Later that day, an area of low pressure developed underneath the convection as the system developed. [25][26] However the JTWC's first warning was also their final warning as the cyclone had made landfall near Digha in West Bengal and was expected to dissipate later that day. Cyclone Amphan, which has killed 77 people and left thousands homeless in West Bengal, is now considered even more destructive than Cyclone Aila which … Cyclone Aila has reported claimed the lives of three in West Bengal. The tropical cyclone scale for this basin is detailed on the right. "Rains, however, will … Roughly 100 relief camps were established in West Bengal shortly after the … Around 43 people lost their lives in the state of Orissa. Cyclone victims wait across a damaged bridge at Akshaynagar in the Sundarbans delta, about 100 km (62 miles) south from the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, May 26, 2009. All transit systems in the city of Kolkata were halted and daily life was at a standstill due to the storm. 12.3 million (US$175,714) and 2,500 tonnes of rice. Cyclone Aila, West Bengal, India (May 2009) Within two hours of Cyclone Aila hitting the Sunderbans, Art of Living volunteers from West Bengal reached the affected areas. ... West Bengal… [22] Several streets were flooded and some homes were reported to have standing water. Even at the peak of its rampage through West Bengal, Aila’s wind speeds rose up to 120 km/hour, well short of the ferocity unleashed by the Wednesday’s cyclone. [7] Dozens of people are reportedly missing throughout the country. Cyclone Bulbul: At Ground Zero of Aila, a decadal loss comes to haunt villagers amid sliver of hope Ten years ago, he had lost his mud house and about 100 cottah land in cyclone Aila, which wrecked havoc in South 24 Parganas district in 2009, killing 149 people in the state. Several rivers broke through embankments, causing widespread inland flooding. The outbreak is described by time, place and person. The Food and Disaster Management Ministry said Cyclone Aila had killed 113 people in Bangladesh, and a government official in West Bengal state … So far the storm is being blamed for 275 deaths in India and Bangladesh, but more are expected. In Bangladesh, an estimated 20 million people were at risk of post-disaster diseases due to Aila. [19], The outer bands of the storm also produced torrential rains and high winds in eastern portions of Orissa state, with the heaviest rainfall being recorded at Paradip at 260 mm (10 in) and winds peaked at 90 km/h (56 mph). The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Aila on May 25, 2009, the same day that the storm temporarily strengthened to a Category 1 cyclone.Aila almost completely fills this scene, stretching from the Bay of Bengal deep into India, Bangladesh, and Burma (Myanmar). [6], In the Bhola District of Bangladesh, an estimated 500,000 people evacuated to higher areas and shelters as Aila neared landfall. However the coastal areas recorded 75 km/hr winds. 1.2 million (US$17,143) and 1,000 tonnes of rice for the affected areas. [7], In India, at least 149 people were killed,[8][9] two by electrocution, and hundreds others were left homeless as torrential rains led to flooding. Cyclone Amphan, which has killed 77 people and left thousands homeless in West Bengal, is now considered even more destructive than Cyclone Aila which slammed southern Bangladesh and eastern India in 2009, the UN has said. [14], Cyclonic Storm Phyan developed as a tropical disturbance to the southwest of Colombo in Sri Lanka late on November 4, 2009. [8] Around 1500 UTC, the RSMC New Delhi upgraded the system to a cyclonic storm and gave it the name Bijli. After the disturbance had emerged into the Arabian Sea late on November 8 it rapidly became more marked with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) reporting early on November 9 that the disturbance had intensified into a Depression and designated it as Depression ARB 03 whilst the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert. [1], On April 13, an area of shower and thunderstorms became slightly organized over the central Bay of Bengal. [37] Roughly 100 relief camps were established in West Bengal shortly after the storm passed. [16] Environmental analysis indicated that the system was in an area of favorable conditions to develop with low vertical wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures. Weak banding features also formed around the periphery of the storm. It was the worst natural disaster to affect Bangladesh since Cyclone Sidr in November 2007. Like its parent system, it was mostly monitored through synoptic and satellite analysis. 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[9] All four ports in Orissa were placed on high alert due to rough seas produced by the storm. [23][24] Later that day the IMD reported that the depression had intensified further and had become a Deep Depression, whilst the JTWC designated the depression as a Cyclone 03B, with winds equivalent to a tropical storm. Abstract Following Cyclone Aila, a block of Sundarban area, West Bengal, India, reported an increased number of diarrhoea cases at the end of May 2009. [35], State Government in co-operation with the central counterparts took up the rescue and the rehabilitation program. rediff.com. Shiv Sahay Singh Satyasundar Barik KOLKATA/BHUBANESWAR , May 20, 2020 20:09 IST Updated: May 20, 2020 23:30 IST ... (2019) and Aila (2009). The JTWC then cancelled their Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert, with the IMD issuing their final advisory later that day. Binika in Orissa received 220 mm rainfall on 21 July. Following Cyclone Aila, a block of Sundarban area, West Bengal, India, reported an increased number of diarrhoea cases at the end of May 2009. The outbreak is described by time, place and person. Early on June 21, the JTWC reported that an area of low pressure had persisted about 675 km, (420 miles), southwest of Mumbai, India. 26 May 2009 Geneva, 26 May 2009 - Cyclone Aila hit parts of coastal Bangladesh and eastern India on Monday 26 May, triggering tidal surges and flooding that have left millions of … Climatologically, the formation of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal at this time of the year is rare. Multispectral imagery showed that the disturbance had a developing low level circulation center with convection flaring over it and was in an area of low vertical wind shear. About 2,500 troops were deployed to West Bengal on May 26, 2009. Cyclone Amphan, which has killed 77 people and left thousands homeless in West Bengal, is now considered even more destructive than Cyclone Aila which slammed southern Bangladesh and eastern India in 2009, the UN has said. Wed 27 May 2009 04.01 EDT First published on Wed 27 May 2009 04.01 EDT. This is a table of the storms in 2009 and their landfall(s), if any; the table does not include storms that did not make landfall, which is defined as the center of the storm moving over a landmass. [39] The Government of India released Rs.10 million (US$209,775) in relief funds to the affected areas on 26 May. Saurashtra and Kutch experienced active monsoon conditions under the influence of this system. [45], Severe Cyclonic Storm Aila at peak intensity. It hovered over Gujarat as a well marked area of low pressure before moving towards the northeast and re-emerging into the Arabian Sea where it redeveloped into a depression. [3] Aila became a severe cyclonic storm at 06UTC on May 25 and made landfall at its peak intensity (60kt, 967hPa) between 08 and 09UTC. The initial two to three days were spent in extensive search and rescue operations as many of the fishing clan from the Sunderbans were stranded in remote parts of the islands. The search teams were supplied with fresh drinking water for the tigers as their natural water source was inundated with salt water from Aila's storm surge. Cyclone Amphan, the strongest to hit the region in nearly two decades, made landfall on Wednesday evening.It has battered several parts of the state, washing away … ... May 26, 2009 20:56 IST. Tropical Depression ARB 01 dissipated early on June 26. Chandwad in Maharashtra recorded 240 mm of rainfall in 48 hours between 11 and 12 November. [44], In comparison to earlier cyclones, that of similar magnitude, Cyclone Aila caused lower death toll due to implementation of efficient early warning systems, cyclone shelters and disaster relief allocation system. Numerous houses were destroyed by the subsequent flooding and tens of thousands of people were left stranded in the villages. Kethi in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu received 82 cm of rainfall in 24 hours, beating the previous 24‑hour rainfall record for Tamil Nadu. Over 5.1 million people have been affected in 16 districts of West Bengal. The team visited the two most affected blocks of North and South Parganas namely Higalganj and Gosaba extensively. In Chandpur, two pontoons sank while docked in port. Severe Cyclonic Storm Aila (JTWC designation: 02B) was the second named tropical cyclone of the 2009 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee slammed the IMD for its failure to inform the state government about the direction of Cyclone Aila9. The storm tracked towards the west-northwest due to a mid-level ridge over India. Timeline of the 2009 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone seasons, Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre, Learn how and when to remove this template message, List of North Indian Ocean cyclone seasons, "IMD Cyclone Warning Services: Tropical Cyclones", "Tropical Weather Outlook for the Northern Indian Ocean", "Significant Tropical Weather Advisory for the Indian Ocean", "Significant Tropical Weather Outlook for the Indian Ocean", "Depression over southeast & adjoining central Bay of Bengal", "Tropical Cyclone 01B (One) Advisory Nr. It was a short-lived system, existing for about 25 hours. On the island of Nizum Dwip, nearly all structures were severely damaged or destroyed, leaving roughly 20,000 people homeless. High winds uprooted numerous trees, blocking roads throughout the region. Maximum winds of 30 knots (56 km/hr) were reported in Cox's Bazar and 3 people were killed in Bangladesh. Two MI-17 helicopters were also sent to air-drop food supplies to the worst affected areas in West Bengal. Additionally the forest remains under an estimated 2.4 m (7.9 ft) of water. A visit to Cyclone Aila affected regions of West Bengal was carried out by a three member team of Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai between 15th and 21st June 2009. By April 14, deep convection persisted around the center of circulation; following the development the RSMC in New Delhi, India designated the system as Depression BOB 01. Also read: Very severe cyclonic storm — Cyclone Amphan passes West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts at 155-165 Kmph [2] Later that day, an area of low pressure developed underneath the convection as the system developed. ACT; Posted ... 26 May 2009. Cyclone Amphan, the strongest to hit the region in nearly two decades, made landfall on Wednesday evening. Damage and deaths include totals while the storm was extratropical or a wave or low. [40], Immediately following the storm, a 33-member team of the Bangladesh Navy was deployed to the affected regions. One person drowned in Digha after being swept away by high waters. Throughout the state, an estimated 40,000 homes were destroyed and 132,000 others were damaged. So the noise, the only noise, that I could hear from the school that I take shelter in during cyclones was that of the river splitting open the embankments,” reminisced Biswas. 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Cyclone AILA which hit coastal West Bengal on 25 May, 2009 is described as one of the worst storms to hit Kolkata in 20 years. High waves produced by the storm inundated coastal villages, forcing residents to evacuate to safer areas. It is moving in a northerly direction and will weaken gradually, Regional Meteorological Centre Director G C Debnath, said. [10] On April 16, the storm turned towards the northeast, paralleling the eastern coast of India. KOLKATA: Three people were killed here on Monday as cyclone Aila crossed the coast into West Bengal. Cyclone Amphan, the strongest to hit the region in nearly two decades, made landfall on Wednesday evening. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Aila on May 25, 2009, the same day that the storm temporarily strengthened to a Category 1 cyclone.Aila almost completely fills this scene, stretching from the Bay of Bengal deep into India, Bangladesh, and Burma (Myanmar). Another outbreak of water borne diseases, namely dysentery, has infected over 3,000 people. Cyclone Amphan, the strongest to hit the region in nearly two decades, made landfall on Wednesday evening. The initial two to three days were spent in extensive search and rescue operations as many of the fishing clan from the Sunderbans were stranded in remote parts of the islands. The storm moved northward, weakened, and maintained its intensity as a well marked low pressure area over Kutch and neighbouring areas at 0000 UTC on 26 June 2009. The tenor of Aila, the cyclone that ravaged the Sunderbans 11 years ago, was different. [1] Environmental analysis indicated that the system was in an area of favorable conditions to develop with low vertical wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures. A maximum wind gust of 112 km/h was recorded in Kalaikunda in West Bengal. [25][26] Approximately 9.3 million people were affected by the cyclone, of which 1 million were rendered homeless. On 25 th of May 2009, a devastating cyclone named Aila struck the coastal areas of West Bengal, an eastern state of India. No injuries were reported in the state. At least 500 homes were also damaged in the area. [24][27] One year after the storm, 200,000 people remained homeless. [20] During the next day it developed further with the IMD reporting that the low pressure area had become well marked with deep convection starting to consolidate around a developing low level circulation center in an area of moderate vertical wind shear. | Cyclone Aila causes havoc in Bengal. A visit to Cyclone Aila affected regions of West Bengal was carried out by a three member team of Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai between 15th and 21st June 2009. The damage impact assessment carried out by the government of West Bengal and … During last year’s Cyclone Bulbul, the city escaped any major damage. The Government of Bangladesh was praised domestically and internationally for its implementation of effective disaster management projects that have reduced death tolls in Cyclone Aila and future cyclones that have struck the country it since. Early on June 25 at 0900 UTC, the remnants of Depression ARB 01 emerged into the Arabian Sea, and intensified into Depression ARB 02. Seven persons died and about 44 fishermen were missing due to the cyclone. So far the storm is being blamed for 275 deaths in India and Bangladesh, but more are expected. On April 13, an area of shower and thunderstorms became slightly organized over the central Bay of Bengal. Deaths in parentheses are additional and indirect (an example of an indirect death would be a traffic accident), but are still storm-related. The aftermath of devastating cyclone Aila that ravaged large parts of the West Bengal delta May 25 could cause lasting ecological damage to the Sundarbans, the world`s largest mangrove forest, experts fear. [21], The remnants of Aila produced gusty winds and heavy rains in the eastern Indian state of Meghalaya between May 25 and 26. Health officials in Bangladesh confirmed a deadly outbreak of diarrhea on 29 May, with more than 7,000 people being infected and four dying. [3] By April 14, deep convection persisted around the center of circulation;[4] following the development the RSMC in New Delhi, India designated the system as Depression BOB 01. 001", "Deep depression over central & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal : - Pre cyclone watch", "Tropical Cyclone 01B (Bijli) Advisory Nr. [26][27] However the IMD kept issuing advisories on the deep depression until early on September 7, when the IMD reported that it had weakened into a depression and then into a well marked low pressure area later that day when they stopped issuing advisories on the depression whilst it was located over Jharkhand and adjoining region of Chhattisgarh. [16] During May 22 the disturbance developed further with a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert being issued early the next day by the JTWC as the low level circulation center had become stronger and more defined. [5] Following further development, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert (TCFA) as they anticipated the system to develop into a tropical storm. Several naval relief teams were deployed to the Sunderbans region where an estimated 400,000 people were marooned by flooding. Cyclone Aila spawned from a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal to hit West Bengal on Monday leaving twenty three persons dead. The Deputy Commissioner of Satkhira district allocated ten tonnes of rice and Tk.100,000 (US$1,450) in immediate relief funds for that district. [31] The government later allocated Tk. This study was performed to identify the agent and source of the outbreak as well as to propose control measures. Cyclone Aila exposes Left. [4], Officials in India evacuated thousands of residents from coastal areas ahead of Cyclone Aila. During the next day as the Depression turned towards the northeast, the IMD reported that it had intensified into a Cyclonic Storm and named it Phyan. [30] A storm surge of 3 m (10 ft) impacted western regions of Bangladesh, submerging numerous villages. Despite warnings to remain at port, numerous fishing vessels sailed into the storm. Unusually strong lightning storms associated with the depression killed at least nine people in Gujarat. [7] Later that morning RSMC New Delhi reported that the depression had intensified into a deep depression and reported it was expected to intensify into Cyclonic Storm Bijli. About 2,500 troops were deployed to West Bengal on May 26, 2009. [16] The disturbance at this time had a broad and poorly organised area of deep convection, which was located to the southeast of the low level circulation center which had consolidated into a single circulation during the previous 12 hours. As a result, it did not have any significant impact on rainfall, except over Saurashtra & Kutch. 22.50N/long. Villagers rebuild an embankment after it got washed away by a tidal wave caused by cyclone Aila in Sundarbans delta, southeast of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata June 3, 2009. [10][11] More than 15,000 people in eight villages were reportedly isolated from relief crews by severe flooding. Rediff News. [14], As a tropical disturbance, Phyan caused heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu. The team visited the two most affected blocks of North and South Parganas namely Higalganj and Gosaba extensively. [9] [21][22] Early on September 5, as the area of low pressure was moving into an area of low vertical windshear the JTWC issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert, whilst the IMD reported that the low pressure area had intensified into a Depression. [12] At least 18 of the 45 fatalities in West Bengal were in Kolkata, the region where Aila made landfall. [30] The next day it strengthened to become Cyclonic Storm Ward. [36] Several naval relief teams were deployed to the Sunderbans region where an estimated 400,000 people were marooned by flooding. [11] Around 0600 UTC, RSMC New Delhi reported that Bijli had reached its peak intensity with winds of 75 km/h (45 mph 3-minute winds). The aftermath of devastating cyclone Aila that ravaged large parts of the West Bengal delta May 25 could cause lasting ecological damage to the Sundarbans, the world`s largest mangrove forest, experts fear. 'Even before the Left could come to terms with the disastrous results of the Lok Sabha election, Cyclone Aila wreaked havoc in West Bengal… Cyclone Aila devastates Sundarbans . There was no information from the coastal Cyclone Aila Women struggle with their umbrellas against a strong wind and rain in Kolkata after the cyclone hit the state districts, where extensive damage was feared, IAN reported. Mangrol in Gujarat recorded 130 mm of rainfall on 27 June. [13] The areas and districts affected by the cyclone in West Bengal include East Midnapore, Howrah, Hooghly, Burdwan, South 24 Parganas and Kolkata. Will … cyclone Aila has reported claimed the lives of aila cyclone in west bengal 2009 in West Bengal rose to 45 Tuesday. 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