Tropical Cyclones and Cyclonic Storms
The severe cyclones, Tauktae and Yaas, which battered India
earlier this year, made landfalls on the country’s western coast, Gujarat, and
the eastern coast, Odisha, caused massive damage to infrastructure, the
agricultural sector, and houses. Government of India reports are that, put
together, an estimated 199 people died, 37 million people were affected, and
economic losses stood at ₹320 billion (U.S.$4.3 billion).