Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Orissa often face natural disasters due to –

A. Cyclones
B. Earthquakes
C. Landslides
D. Tornadoes
Answer» A. Cyclones
Explanation: During summer, the Bay of Bengal is subject to intense heating, giving rise to humid and unstable air masses that produce cyclones. Widespread death and property destruction are reported every year in exposed coastal states such as Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Although cyclones affect the entire coast of India, the East Coast is more prone compared to the West Coast. Out of the cyclones that develop in the Bay of Bengal, over 58 percent approach and cross the east coast in October and November.
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