Tidal waves cause damages to coastal villages in Kerala

Mathew, K J and Kurup, N S and Chandrika, V and Balakrishnan, G and Pillai, N G K (1987) Tidal waves cause damages to coastal villages in Kerala. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 77. pp. 11-15.

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    The article reports on the damages caused by giant tidal waves to coastal villages between Aarattupuzha (Alleppey District) in the south and Nattika (Trichur District) in the north for a distance of about 150 km along the Kerala coast. The giant tidal waves struck hard against the shore and rolled over into the low lying areas filling the sea water in the huts, wells, paddy fields etc. The damages were the minimum where ever the sea walls were present. But such calamities are unpredictable, hence the practical solution to such sudden natural calamities is to protect the coast line by constructing sea wall wherever the same is not present.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Tidal waves; Coastal villages; Arattupuzha; Nattika; inundation
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension > Fishing Villages
    Oceanography > Natural calamities
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Users 132 not found.
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2010 09:56
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:23
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/3697

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