Cyclone Mocha wrecks havoc in Bangladesh and Myanmar

Cyclone Mocha wrecks havoc in Bangladesh and Myanmar as rains and high-velocity winds destroy properties. The Cyclone has made its landfall after turning into an Extremely severe cyclonic storm, in Myanmar and east Bangladesh coastal areas. The cyclone made its landfall on Sunday 14th May 2023 about 40 km north of Sittwe (Myanmar) and 145 km southeast of Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh).

Cyclone Mocha
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Cyclone Mocha – Damages caused

The landfall of the Cyclone Mocha, which hit the Bangladesh coast has disrupted the gas supply lines in the nearby areas from the floating LNG terminals have been stopped. The local government has also suspended the Class X board exams in the affected areas due to the cyclone. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina had been monitoring the situation actively and has been directing the concerned disaster management teams on further course of action. The gushing winds, measuring up to 200 km/hr, have also affected the coastal areas of Myanmar named Sittwe, where electricity and Wi-Fi connections have also been suspended temporarily.

Spiraling Effects of Cyclone Mocha in India

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued an Orange Alert in the North Eastern parts of India where heavy rains are likely in the forthcoming days. As per the latest news update Northeastern states like Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura along with Arunachal Pradesh are slated to receive heavy rainfalls starting today and are expected to continue for the next 4-5 days. The weather office has forecast partly cloudy skies with the possibility of dust storms and thunderstorms towards the evening and strong surface winds of 20-40 kmph during the day.

Rescue services in Myanmar said two people were killed in a landslide, while local media reported the death of a man in Myanmar after a tree fell on him, reported Al Jazeera. Streets in Sittwe were turned into rivers as the biggest storm to hit the Bay of Bengal in more than a decade surged through the seaside town.

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