Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Strong tidal waves in coastal Tamil Nadu

Nowadays quiet so often we come across the news of strong tidal waves in coastal Tamil Nadu in general and Chennai,Cuddalore and Kaniyakumari in particular.Many news sources project as if it were all the consequences of Indian Ocean Tsunami.But it is not the consequence of on tsunami alone says V. Sundar, Professor and Head of the Ocean Engineering Department in the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, he puts it as "I will not accept the theory that the tsunami alone has brought about the present situation."

Prof. Sundar also suggests the following three measures to tackle turbulent waves.
1.The crest levels of seawalls in all the affected areas must be raised by a metre.
2.Voids among rubbles kept in the area have to be filled.
3. The sea walls have to be maintained at a flatter slope.

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