Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for GAJA-18
in India

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone GAJA-18 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000529
Name GAJA-18
Glide number: TC-2018-000413-IND
From - To 10 Nov - 18 Nov
Exposed countries India
Exposed population 8.4 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 139 km/h, Category 1
Maximum storm surge 0.9 m (15 Nov 21:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (India)


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  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS 139 km/h 0.9 m n.a. 2.5
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 52 | About casualties: 17 | Last hour: 0

Feed aggregatorThu, 22 Nov 2018 04:07:00 +0100.

Tropical cyclone THIRTYTHREE (SAMUEL in the Philippines) made landfall as a tropical depression close to Hernani town (Eastern Samar Province, Eastern Visayas Region) on 20 November. SAMUEL continued west over central-eastern Visayas Island
Over one lakh tonnes of salt washed away in VedaranyamWed, 21 Nov 2018 15:33:00 +0100.

Over one lakh tonnes of salt kept in the open by 700 small-scale manufacturers in Vedaranyam has been washed away by Gaja cyclone. The average value of salt is around ₹ 1,000 a tonne. Apart from loss of stocks, the manufacturers stare at mo
Unpredictable weather fallout of climate change: scientistTue, 20 Nov 2018 21:20:00 +0100.

After the 2004 tsunami, many scientists believed that the possibility of a tidal wave could be predicted with the help of technology in the future. But, nobody could predict the recent tsunami in Indonesia. Citing this as an example of the
Inde: le cyclone Gaja fait au moins 33 mortsMon, 19 Nov 2018 17:18:00 +0100.

Le cyclone a traversé les côtes du Tamil Nadu vendredi 16 novembre entre 12h30 et 02h30, a déclaré à la presse le ministre en chef de l'État du Tamil Nadu, K. Palaniswami. Environ 177.500 personnes vivant dans des zones basses de la région

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (61), (2), DesInventar (4), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (2), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),