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It was Bangladesh and Myanmar on High alert on Sunday as a severe hurricane made that it way towards their coastal areas, prompting authorities to severely advise many individuals in Both countries seek refuge immediately.

the outer Squad of Hurricane Mocha has reached the coast of Rakhine State in Myanmar on Sunday morning. By afternoon, the center of the storm was expected to make landfall near the town of Sittwe, under highest weather Alert, Myanmar’s meteorological department said on Sunday.

More than 4,000 of Sittwe’s 300,000 residents have been evacuated to other cities since Friday. More than 20,000 people They take shelter in Strong buildings such as monasteries, temples, and schools are located on The city, said Tin Nyin Oo, who helps people in shelters in Sittwe.

he added Many locals live in Regions over 3 meters above sea level, where residents believed the storm could not reach.

Strong wind of It was 40 to 48 kilometers per hour (25 to 40 mph) blowing in The city said Tin Ninh Oo on Sunday morning.

Storm hasn’t entered yet, so we don’t have much difficulty. However, there are many more people in Shelters and latrines are not enough.” added.

Lin Lin, president of Local charity foundationEarlier, there was not enough food in shelters in will rehydrate after more people Arrived than expected.

Mostly of Bangladesh weather Sunny and humid shade on Sunday morning.

UN agencies and aid workers in Tons of pre-stored Bangladesh of dry food and scores of ambulances with mobile medical teams in sprawling refugee camps house over million Rohingya who They fled persecution in Myanmar.

Bangladesh issued highest danger signal for the city of cox’s bazaar, home to the camps. In addition, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department warned that a cyclone could occur cause Serious damage to life and property in eight coastal regions.

like of No heavy rain was reported Sunday morning in Cox’s Bazar. However, authorities said 1.27 million people Evacuated in interrupt.

The sea was rough

Fisher Jamaluddin in said a local Cox’s Bazaar elected Officials and volunteers were helping out at the hurricane shelter. “We ask people to move to safe places. “We’re trying to stay safe,” he said.

“the weather no good. We follow the instructions of Meteorology Department. We are now thinking about what to do,” he said.

with more Of the 160 million peopleBangladesh prepared over 1,500 hurricane shelters. The Navy said it is keeping 21 ships, maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters ready for Rescue and relief operations.

authorities in Bangladesh said heavy rains from the cyclone may be trigger Landslides in Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar and three other hilly areas – Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachhari.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered officials to prepare for Evacuations and rescue operations.

The little minister for Disaster management, said Enmore Rahman, St. Martin’s Island in Gulf of May Bengal face Larger risk and that government Prepared 37 hurricane shelters to accommodate 8,500 people there.

In May 2008, Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar with A storm surge devastated populated areas around the Irrawaddy River Delta. no less than 138,000 people Died thousands of homes Other buildings were swept away.

Roxy Matthew Cole, Climate scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical meteorology in Pune city cyclones said in Gulf of Bengal is transforming more intense f more quickly, in part because of this of Climate change.

Climate scientists say hurricanes can now conserve energy for several days. Cyclone Amphan in East India in 2020 continued to travel overland as a severe hurricane and caused widespread destruction.

“As long as the oceans are warm and the winds are favorable, hurricanes will retain their strength for Cole said.

Hurricanes are among the most devastating natural disasters in the worldsignificantly if it affects densely populated coastal areas in South Asia.

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