On October 29 (Friday) 1999, a super cyclonic storm hit the coastal districts of Orissa like Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, some parts of Puri and Khurda and adjacent areas along the Bay of Bengal with a velocity of more than 300 kmph.
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Cyclone is a natural calamity. Wind blows in violent speed with ferocious sound. Heavy rain, thunder and lightning are some other features of cyclone.
Tropical cyclones are large, rotating, atmospheric phenomena extending horizontally from 150-1000 km and vertically from surface to 12-14 km. These are intense low-pressure areas with a spiral shape.
Cyclone forecasts are provided through six-cyclone warning centers located at Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
The preparedness means measures, which enable government agencies, private organizations, communities, and individuals to respond rapidly and effectively to disaster situations. The preparedness measures include the formulation of viable disaster mitigation plans.
Severe tropical cyclones are responsible for large number of causalities and considerable damage to property and agricultural crop. The destruction is confined to the coastal districts and the maximum destruction being within 100 km from the centre of the cyclone and on the right side of the storm track.