Home to over 4.6 crore people, Odisha, along the Bay of Bengal, often acts as a magnet for all kinds of natural disasters starting from floods, cyclones to droughts.
List five super Cyclones that have hit Odisha in the past few years………….
Cyclone Yaas, has hit the state. Yaas made landfall in Odisha on May 26 between the north of Dhamra coast in Bhadrak district and Bahanga coast in Balasore district.
Odisha was battered by a Super Cyclonic Storm on 29 October, 1999 that made landfall near Paradip (43976). The estimated maximum wind speed reached 260-270 kmph in the core area which produced a huge storm surge that led to sea-level elevation of more than 20 feet and took away valuable lives of nearly 10,000 people.
The 1999 Odisha cyclone (IMD designation BOB 06, JTWC designation 05B) was the most intense recorded tropical cyclone in the North Indian Ocean and among the most destructive in the region.
Koraput, Malkangiri, Ganjam and Gajapati have been highly affected by cyclone Gulab.
Cyclone “Gulab” hit Odisha recently on 26th November 2021. The Cyclonic Storm GULAB crossed north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts, about 20 km north of Kalingapatnam and over north Andhra.