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20 Nov 1984 description


UNDRO 84/2475

INDIA CYCLONE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
20 NOVEMBER 1984

1. A STRONG CYCLONIC STORM WITH WINDS OF 100 MILES PER HOUR STRUCK SOUTH INDIAN PROVINCES OF TAMIL NADU AND ANDHRA PRADESH ON 14-15 NOV 1984. CYCLONE WAS FOLLOWED BY FLOODS INUNDATING LARGE PART OF AFFECTED PROVINCES. 200 VILLAGES IN ANDHRA PRADESH ARE STILL UNDER WATER.

2. CYCLONE UPROOTED TOWERS AND ELECTRIC POLES IN THE ROCKET LAUNCHING CENTRE OF THE INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION LOCATED ON AN ISLAND 100 KM NORTH OF MADRAS.