CYCLONE MOCHA

  • Odisha is preparing for the first cyclone of 2023, Cyclone Mocha.
  • It is expected to form over the Bay of Bengal.
  • Odisha is particularly vulnerable to cyclones.
  • The 1999 super cyclone that hit Odisha was one of the deadliest natural disasters in Indian history.
  • The cyclone made landfall with wind speeds of up to 260 kmph, causing massive destruction and claiming over 10,000 lives.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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