Destructive Effects of Cyclones



Destruction Caused by Cyclones

  • Cyclones can be very destructive.Strong winds push water towards the shore even if the storm is hundreds of kilometres away. These are the first indications of an approaching cyclone.
  • The low pressure in the eye lifts water surface in the centre. The rising water may be as high as 3-12 metres.
  •  It appears like a water-wall moving towards the shore. As a result, the seawater enters the low-lying coastal areas, causing severe loss of life and property. It also reduces the fertility of the soil.
  • Continuous heavy rainfall may further worsen the flood situation.
  • High-speed winds accompanying a cyclone can damage houses, telephones and other communication systems, trees, etc., causing tremendous loss of life and property.