Go Back  

Heat Wave Kills More Than 700 in India 

Current Rating:

Join NowJoin Now
 
  #1  
Old 05-26-2015, 06:28 AM
gatagato's Avatar
gatagato
Offline:
★ Moderator ★
Poster Rank:180
Male
Join Date: Jul 2009
Contributions: 367
 
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Quoted: 852 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
5/20 15/20
Today Posts
2/11 sssss5487
Heat Wave Kills More Than 700 in India

Stifling heat has killed more than 700 people (and counting) in India in less than one week.

Click image for larger version

Name:	heat-wave-in-india-kills-over-500-people.jpg
Views:	1203
Size:	53.2 KB
ID:	624575

Quote:
The worst-hit area is the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, where authorities say more than 550 people have died in the last four to five days. Another 215 have died in the neighboring state of Telangana.

India recorded its highest maximum temperature of 47 degrees Celsius -- 117 degrees Fahrenheit -- at Angul in Odisha on Monday, according to B.P. Yadav, the director of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The hot, dry conditions are being made worse by winds blowing in from Pakistan's Sindh province across the northern and central plains of India. "This extreme, dry heat is being blown into India by westerly winds," Yadav said.

The high temperatures are expected to continue for another two days before any respite, the IMD warned on Tuesday. However, the agency said that another hot spell would likely soon follow.

Among the states worst-hit by this season's heat wave are Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The national capital of New Delhi, neighboring Haryana state, the desert province of Rajasthan and several central and eastern regions are also bearing the brunt of intense summer, Yadav said.
Quote:
Heating taking toll on the poor
Many of the dead are reported to be poorer people, beggars and the homeless, as well as construction workers who are expected to work on building sites in direct sunlight.

Only about one third of the country's 1.2 billion people have access to electricity, meaning millions are enduring the blistering heat without relief.

For those who do have electricity, power has dipped in and out as extra demand to run fans and air conditioning has put pressure on the system, said CNN's Mumbai correspondent Mallika Kapur.

Many people without ways to cool their homes are seeking shelter in shops and malls -- anything to escape the heat, she said.

Rain forecast
Temperatures have been at a sustained high over the past few days, with little change even at night, and are expected to remain this high for days, CNN meteorologist Tom Sater said.

India's monsoons will provide some relief, but the rains are projected to arrive in one more week. Once they hit India's southeastern coastline, they will likely take a few more weeks to hit the drier northern parts of India.

State authorities have been advising people to stay indoors and drink water.

Experts say that hot conditions should not normally lead to this many fatalities. But many of the affected areas in India are humid, which worsens the level of stress caused by excessive heat.

Heat waves are not uncommon in India. Studies suggest they are likely to get more intense and more frequent.
http://www.herald.co.zw/heatwave-kills-over-500/
http://www.huffingtonpost.jp/2015/05...n_7438236.html




Click image for larger version

Name:	o-AHMADABAD-900.jpg
Views:	730
Size:	137.7 KB
ID:	624576

Click image for larger version

Name:	o-HEAT-WAVE-900.jpg
Views:	1409
Size:	135.8 KB
ID:	624577

Click image for larger version

Name:	o-INDIA-HEAT-900%20%281%29.jpg
Views:	1738
Size:	129.8 KB
ID:	624578

Click image for larger version

Name:	o-INDIA-HEAT-900.jpg
Views:	1063
Size:	53.0 KB
ID:	624579

Click image for larger version

Name:	slide_428262_5542784_compressed.jpg
Views:	301
Size:	54.7 KB
ID:	624580

Click image for larger version

Name:	slide_428262_5542790_compressed.jpg
Views:	538
Size:	57.4 KB
ID:	624581

Click image for larger version

Name:	slide_428262_5542792_compressed.jpg
Views:	567
Size:	74.6 KB
ID:	624582

Click image for larger version

Name:	slide_428262_5542794_compressed.jpg
Views:	348
Size:	40.1 KB
ID:	624583

Click image for larger version

Name:	slide_428262_5542802_compressed.jpg
Views:	497
Size:	53.7 KB
ID:	624584

Click image for larger version

Name:	slide_428262_5542806_compressed.jpg
Views:	471
Size:	53.1 KB
ID:	624585

Click image for larger version

Name:	slide_428262_5542808_compressed.jpg
Views:	422
Size:	87.7 KB
ID:	624586

Click image for larger version

Name:	slide_428262_5542810_compressed.jpg
Views:	662
Size:	66.9 KB
ID:	624587

Click image for larger version

Name:	slide_428262_5542812_compressed.jpg
Views:	592
Size:	50.4 KB
ID:	624588

Click image for larger version

Name:	slide_428262_5542814_compressed.jpg
Views:	380
Size:	53.1 KB
ID:	624589

Click image for larger version

Name:	slide_428262_5542826_compressed.jpg
Views:	320
Size:	54.3 KB
ID:	624590

Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to gatagato For This Useful Post:
icheerthebull, invertigo, kellyhound, Pollucy, Pyramid_Head, Top Gear, winvens
  #2  
Old 05-26-2015, 08:51 AM
Pollucy's Avatar
Pollucy
Offline:
My Rank: LANCE CORPORAL
Poster Rank:2231
Female
Join Date: Apr 2010
 
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 61 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 13/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss126
Re: Heat Wave Kills More Than 700 in India

Insane! Swedish media reports over 800 dead and temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius.

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Pollucy For This Useful Post:
gatagato, winvens
  #3  
Old 05-26-2015, 09:23 AM
pieandsauce's Avatar
pieandsauce
Offline:
My Rank: SERGEANT
Poster Rank:882
male
Join Date: May 2010
 
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 13/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss526
Re: Heat Wave Kills More Than 700 in India

imagine the smell

Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to pieandsauce For This Useful Post:
Arkoquisa, BryanXavier, gatagato, K9Grip
  #4  
Old 05-26-2015, 11:30 AM
Top Gear's Avatar
Top Gear
Offline:
1095 DAMASCUS STEEL
Poster Rank:51
Join Date: Mar 2015
Contributions: 1
 
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Quoted: 9780 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
8/20 4/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss17110
Re: Heat Wave Kills More Than 700 in India

Only a third have electricity, that's an eye opener.

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Top Gear For This Useful Post:
gatagato, rob666
  #5  
Old 05-26-2015, 12:17 PM
niknik's Avatar
niknik
Offline:
My Rank: MAJOR
Poster Rank:68
Conservative OG
Join Date: Jan 2010
 
Mentioned: 249 Post(s)
Quoted: 6768 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
2/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss13671
Re: Heat Wave Kills More Than 700 in India

India needs to get there shit together. They need to use there resources to help modernize their country. I read a while back there's 1 trillion dollars worth of gold stashed away in Indian temples.
And there economy is capable of building infrastructure, if it wasn't corrupt.

Reply With Quote
The Following Users Disliked This Post By niknik:
rob666
  #6  
Old 05-26-2015, 12:26 PM
icheerthebull's Avatar
icheerthebull
Offline:
My Rank: MASTER SERGEANT
Poster Rank:290
Join Date: Jun 2011
Contributions: 3
 
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Quoted: 465 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
1/20 11/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss2802
Re: Heat Wave Kills More Than 700 in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by Top Gear View Post
Only a third have electricity, that's an eye opener.
I would have thought it would be lower. For all the wealth and growth it's a crime how many live in poverty. The fact a lot don't have access to water would be more detrimental I would think

I hate the heat. The first time I went to Catalonia there was a Europe wide heat wave, think a few hundred died in France because of it. Was very uncomfortable

Edit - just looked it up, apparently 70,000 people in Europe died

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_European_heat_wave

__________________
America is just the country that shows how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society - Peter Kropotkin
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to icheerthebull For This Useful Post:
gatagato, K9Grip, rapeWhistle, Top Gear, winvens
  #7  
Old 05-26-2015, 01:29 PM
TheVrist's Avatar
TheVrist
Offline:
😉
Poster Rank:88
dude
Join Date: Jan 2010
Contributions: 1
 
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
Quoted: 4573 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
10/20 14/20
Today Posts
3/11 ssss11707
Re: Heat Wave Kills More Than 700 in India

We should get us ton of ganja river pics then

__________________
leaving people pounding their refresh button circa 2010.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to TheVrist For This Useful Post:
rapeWhistle
  #8  
Old 05-26-2015, 02:19 PM
gatagato's Avatar
gatagato
Offline:
★ Moderator ★
Poster Rank:180
Male
Join Date: Jul 2009
Contributions: 367
 
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Quoted: 852 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
5/20 15/20
Today Posts
2/11 sssss5487
Re: Heat Wave Kills More Than 700 in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by icheerthebull View Post
Edit - just looked it up, apparently 70,000 people in Europe died

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_European_heat_wave
I remember that heat wave darn well, one of the sensors recorded 45+° C in Sicily, 43°C here in Sardinia but France was struck in the worst of manners for sure, despite the highest temperatures recorded there were around the 40° C, with only a few exceptions:
the surprisingly hight death toll (15,000+) was later explained. What happened that year is that the temperatures remained at impressive highs at night too: houses built with concrete, stones, bricks etc accumulate heat during the day, then they dissipate the heat overnight, IF the temperature drops below certain degrees (which is what always happened there, in the last centuries). It's known as natural cooling circle.
However, this didn't happen that year, but it's not the unusual temperature the only one to blame, there

Paradoxically, most of those belonging to the weakest groups (elderly people residing in hospitals, or in nurse homes or anyway being assisted by someone) survived, while those not needing constant care, those used to live by themselves had to face a situation that they had never faced before: most of them died simply because they didn't know what to do, or because they were too impaired (physically and mentally) by the heat: and no way to contact their relatives, their doctor or whatever, since they were all on holidays, (including their Health Minister). It's safe to say that loneliness killed the half of them, to say the very least.

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gatagato For This Useful Post:
icheerthebull
  #9  
Old 05-26-2015, 02:44 PM
Arkoquisa's Avatar
Arkoquisa
Offline:
King of East Texas
Poster Rank:274
XY
Join Date: Dec 2010
Contributions: 1
 
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Quoted: 723 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
3/20 12/20
Today Posts
2/11 sssss3064
Re: Heat Wave Kills More Than 700 in India

Sounds like my kind of weather.

Not even joking...

The secrete is Talc, keep your balls and ass swamp free.

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Arkoquisa For This Useful Post:
rapeWhistle
  #10  
Old 05-26-2015, 07:58 PM
invertigo's Avatar
invertigo
Offline:
★ Server Supporter ★
Poster Rank:258
I need a nap =|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Contributions: 43
 
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Quoted: 890 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
2/20 9/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss3275
Re: Heat Wave Kills More Than 700 in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arkoquisa View Post
Sounds like my kind of weather.

Not even joking...

The secrete is Talc, keep your balls and ass swamp free.
Hahaha The Chef in a restaurant I used to work at years ago swore by cornstarch, so just to be punks some of the other linecooks switched out his cornstarch with powdered sugar. He found it funny after the initial shock and rage wore off, and after washing his nads clean, of course

__________________
...i want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming like the passengers in his car...
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to invertigo For This Useful Post:
Arkoquisa, rapeWhistle

Powered by vBulletin Copyright 2000-2010 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO