Natural disasters in Odisha

Natural disasters in Odisha

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. Between 1891 and 2021, over 100 tropical cyclones are known to have lashed Odisha — the highest number among other states on the coast.

1. Which cyclone hit Odisha recently in 2021 ?

Ans: 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.

Which districts of Odisha have been highly affected by cyclone Gulab ?

Ans: Koraput, Malkangiri, Ganjam and Gajapati have been highly affected by cyclone Gulab.

Which are the most flood causing rivers in Odisha ?

Ans; In Odisha, damages are caused due to floods mainly in the Mahanadi, the Brahmani, and the Baitarani.

Which districts are recently affected by floods in Odisha ?

Ans: Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, and Jajpur districts are mostly affected by recent floods in Odisha due to heavy rainfall.

Which is the biggest cyclone that Odisha has gone through ?

Ans:

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.

Which was the super cyclone in Odisha?

Ans: Orissa 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.

What is the name of the super cyclone that recently hit Odisha in 2021 ?

Ans: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.

List five super Cyclones that have hit Odisha in the past few years?

Ans: 

I. super cyclone 1999

II. Cyclone gonu 2007

III. Cyclone phailin 2013

IV. Cyclone hudhud 2014

V. Cyclone Bardah 2016

VI. Cyclone titli 2018

VII. Cyclone fani 2019

VIII. Cyclone Bulbul 2019

IX. Cyclone Amphan 2020

X. Cyclone yaas 2021

Natural disasters in Odisha

List five super Cyclones that have hit Odisha in the past few years?

What is the name of the super cyclone that recently hit Odisha in 2021 ?

Which was the super cyclone in Odisha?

Which is the biggest cyclone that Odisha has gone through ?

Which districts are recently affected by floods in Odisha ?

Which are the most flood causing rivers in Odisha ?

Which districts of Odisha have been highly affected by cyclone Gulab ?

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