As the cyclone Amphan has made the landfall between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya Island in Bangladesh with a wind speed of 155 to 165 Kmph as an extremely severe cyclonic storm. The visuals are pouring in from different places, and damage the country storm has caused. Heavy rainfall accompanied by fierce wind is causing damage to property and lives. More than 4 lakh people have been evacuated from vulnerable areas in Odisha and West Bengal. The special trains were cancelled seeing the warning given by Indian Meteorological Department. People have been warned not to come out of their houses.
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India is very prone to Natural Disasters and each time it arrives, it leaves many people homeless. The cyclonic storm not only causes crores of property damage but also it takes away many lives. The lower section of society gets badly effected. When the Nature shows its power, it’s forces the mankind to bow infront. The number of cyclones that occurs in Bay Of Bengal is double of that occurs in Arabian Sea. According to a study from 1891-1990 263 Cyclones occurred in East Coast, while 33 on West.
Here we look at 4 Deadliest Cyclonic Storms In India
Cyclone Fani was labelled as an extremely severe cyclonic storm. The cyclonic storm hit Odisha on 2 May, 2019. It took away life of more than 72 people uprooting all the trees and communication system. It caused damaged of property and lives. All the telecommunication and electricity were affected because of the cyclone. Puri and Khorda district in Odisha were the worst hit area. Odisha state suffered a damage of US $1.7 Billion.
Odisha Cyclone- Strongest (1999)
The 1999 Odisha Cyclone was one of the most deadliest Cyclonic Storm that occurred in India. The Cyclonic storm caused death of more than 15000 people. The cyclone organised into a tropical depression in the Andaman Sea on 25th October. The storm made landfall in Odisha in 29th October. The total damage caused by the cyclone was nearly $4.4 Billion. The government of India declared it as National Disaster and many countries contributed for the Relief.
Cyclonic storm Ochki was one of the strongest tropical cyclones of 2017 North Indian Ocean Cyclonic Season. More than 245 people lost their lives and it caused a massive destruction to the private and the public property. With heavy rainfall and windstorm with a speed of more than 150-180 Kmph it caused a damage of $3.3 Billion.
HudHud was a strong tropical cyclone that caused immense damage to Eastern India and Nepal. HudHud transformed into a Severe Cyclonic Storm on October 9. Hud reached its peak intensity with a wind speed of 185 Kmph for 3 minutes. Visakapatnam, Andra Pradesh and Orissa were the worst hit areas.