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Orissa has been a place of frequent visitation of natural calamities like flood, cyclone and drought with devastating consequences on its economy and society. The recurrent occurrence of these Climate Induced Natural Disasters and lack of proper preparedness and mitigation measures have resulted in unexpected misfortunes causing colossal loss of life, property and social networks. However, differential impacts and recovery patterns adopted by different vulnerable survivors are more pronounced when the intensity of natural disaster is more. The super cyclone that hit the coastal Orissa on October 29-30, 1999 was one of the most violent and devastating disasters that Orissa has ever experienced and its effects were widespread and distinct on different social strate. This book analyses the immediate and short-term impacts of super cyclone of 1999 on different aspects of life and livelihood of women, who are considered as the most numerious vulnerable segment of a society. The study analyses different aspects of impact assessment that include health, nutrition, drinking water availability, sanitation and other activities of women centering household management; the extent of psychological trauma and other post traumatic stress disorders reflected in life processes of women; disruption in socio-cultural practices and loss of asset, income and employment. The coping responses of diferent category of women in the aftermath of super cyclone are also analysed. The effectiveness of relief and rehabilitation assistance provided by different governmental, non-governmental and chariatable organisations to help the affected women to cope with the immediate post cyclone situations is also examined.