- 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