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Cyclone Mocha: Evacuation orders for people from low areas of Myanmar-Bangladesh border, Cyclone ‘Mocha’ expected on Sunday



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8,600 volunteers and 3,400 Rohingya volunteers have been deployed to Cox’s Bazar.
Bangladesh has banned fishing boats from going to the high seas.
Cyclone Sidra in November 2007 in Bangladesh claimed the lives of 3,000 people.

Yangon (Myanmar): A cyclone is expected to develop in the southeastern Bay of Bengal. Cyclone Mocha is expected to make landfall on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border on Sunday. After Cyclone Mocha lands, winds are expected to blow at around 145 kilometers (90 miles) per hour. For this reason, thousands of volunteers were deployed in Myanmar and Bangladesh and orders were given to evacuate people from low areas.

The Met Office has predicted storm surges of between 1.5 and 2 meters (5-6 feet) for the low-lying coastal area. These areas are home to huge refugee camps hosting hundreds of thousands of Rohingya volunteers from the Bangladeshi side. Thar Tin Maung, 60, was evacuated from his village in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to Sittwe town in preparation for the storm.

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He told AFP news agency that it is located at the entrance to the river. Our village cannot withstand even a small storm. He also said that there will be people who will not be able to leave the village and I am worried about them.

Ahmadul Haq, director of Bangladesh’s cyclone preparedness programme, said he deployed 8,600 volunteers to Cox’s Bazar and 3,400 Rohingya volunteers to refugee camps. He said that in particular, we are alerting people living on the slopes of the hills as there will be heavy rains due to the cyclone which may lead to landslides. Bangladesh has also banned fishing boats from going to the high seas.

Bangladesh was last hit by a super storm in November 2007, when Cyclone Sidr tore through the southwest of the country. Over 3,000 people were killed in this devastation and billions of dollars were lost. In May 2008, Cyclone Nargis caused Myanmar’s worst natural disaster. At least 1,38,000 people have been killed or missing in Myanmar.

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