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Swell waves damage Kerala coast, seawalls worsen impact

A high-energy swell from the Southern Ocean caused extensive damage to coastal areas in Kerala, with some scientists saying that seawalls and breakwaters worsened the impact

They rolled in relentlessly, hiding packs of energy that they unleashed on sandy seashores of southern India, where they crashed as high waves, carving out parts of it, and cracking house walls…Read More

Confusion, apathy defeated Cyclone Ockhi warnings and killed fishers

The lack of a well-coordinated and effective early warning system for cyclones often catches fishers on the Kerala coast unawares, especially when the electronic media is apathetic about broadcasting it, as the scores of deaths in high seas during Cyclone Ockhi proved yet again

Soosai Melkias spent the first days of December repairing his house damaged…Read more