Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. 24/7 Space News .




SHAKE AND BLOW
Sri Lanka escapes cyclone, coastal residents return
by Staff Writers
Colombo (AFP) Oct 30, 2012


Sri Lanka lifted an evacuation order as a cyclone heading towards the island changed course early on Tuesday and headed towards neighbouring India, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

Thousands of people living within 500 metres (550 yards) from the coast were asked to move inland, but instead of making landfall the cyclone changed direction towards the south Indian coast of Tamil Nadu, said the DMC.

"Although we did not suffer the full impact, there was a storm surge and in some places the waves were three metres (10 feet) higher than normal," DMC director Sarath Lal Kumara said. There were no reports of casualties.

The local meteorological department said a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal had caused the cyclone, with wind speeds of up to 80 kilometres (50 miles) an hour.

However, when the cyclone was within 100 kilometres from Sri Lanka's northeastern coast, it had changed direction and headed towards India.

Heavy winds and rain killed 19 people in the island's south in November last year.

Sri Lanka depends on monsoon rains for irrigation and power generation, but the seasonal downpours frequently cause death and damage to property.

.


Related Links
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





SHAKE AND BLOW
US officials brace as Hurricane Sandy moves north
Miami (AFP) Oct 28, 2012
US emergency officials braced for the potentially massive impact of a so-called "Frankenstorm" Sunday as Hurricane Sandy lumbered north in the Atlantic Ocean, poised to hit the eastern seaboard with torrential rains and gale-force winds. The superstorm was expected to make landfall somewhere between Virginia and Massachusetts early Tuesday, possibly causing chaos during the frenzied last day ... read more


SHAKE AND BLOW
Study: Moon basin formed by giant impact

NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Gets Final Science Instrument Installed

Astrium presents results of its study into automatic landing near the Moon's south pole

European mission to search for moon water

SHAKE AND BLOW
Baumgartner: Mars travel a waste of money

Opportunity Undertakes Survey Drives Of Local Area

Assessing Drop-Off to Mars Rover's Observation Tray

Valles Marineris - the largest canyon in the Solar System

SHAKE AND BLOW
New NASA Online Science Resource Available for Educators and Students

'First' Pakistan astronaut wants to make peace in space

Space daredevil Baumgartner is 'officially retired'

NASA must reinvest in nanotechnology research, according to new Rice University paper

SHAKE AND BLOW
China to launch 11 meteorological satellites by 2020

China makes progress in spaceflight research

Patience for Tiangong

China launches civilian technology satellites

SHAKE AND BLOW
Packed Week Ahead for Six-Member Crew

New crew docks with ISS: Russia

ISS Crew Gets Ready for New Expedition 33 Trio

New ISS Crew Confirmed

SHAKE AND BLOW
Launcher assembly begins for Arianespace's seventh Ariane 5 mission in 2012

Payload preparations begin for Arianespace's next Soyuz flight from French Guiana

SpaceX capsule completes successful first mission

S. Korea sets new window for rocket launch

SHAKE AND BLOW
New Study Brings a Doubted Exoplanet 'Back from the Dead'

New small satellite will study super-Earths for ESA

Most Planetary Systems are 'Flatter than Pancakes'

Glitch could end NASA planet search

SHAKE AND BLOW
Russian chemists land on the island of stability

Head of iPhone software out in Apple shakeup

Safety glass - cut to any shape

Cost-effective titanium forming




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement