Uprooting trees and electric posts, and damaging houses, severe cyclone Titli made landfall in Odisha early Thursday morning.
Cyclones are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Potential threats from cyclones include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding.
The Bay of Bengal often witnesses cyclones at this time of year, and some have led to widespread death and destruction. Odisha was last month hit by the low-intensity cyclone Daye.