Mahasena cyclone in Bangladesh

May 16, 2013. The strength of a tropical cyclone "Mahasena" on Thursday morning struck the southeastern coast of Bangladesh, was considerably weakened by the end of the day he may have to step aside from Bangladesh, according to local media quoted meteorologists.

In the morning, "Mahasena" unleashed on a number of coastal areas of Bangladesh torrential rains accompanied by wind and waves up to 90 kilometers per hour. In Chittagong, the country's largest port, was evacuated about 250,000 people.

Disaster victims are, according to various estimates, between two and five people were evacuated only about a million people. 100 homes have been destroyed, entire neighborhoods, including the tourist town of Cox's Bazar, were left without electricity.

But then the cyclone lost power and started to walk away to the west away from the most populated areas of the coast. Speed decreased to 50 kilometers per hour and then to 25.

As reported by the portal in Bangladesh Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the evening "Mahasena" may be in Myanmar.

In Sri Lanka, victims of the "Mahasena" were seven people, thousands of people homeless.

In 1970, the coastal areas of Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal has fallen tropical cyclone "Bhola", then killed about 500,000 people.

Source: RIA Novosti


Cyclone Mahasena got to Bangladesh

May 16, 2013. The cyclone, which emerged in the Bay of Bengal a few days ago, continues to attack the South East Asian countries. Now Bangladesh is under the gun, with the help of pre-coast were evacuated several hundred thousand people. Some people refused to leave, fearing that their homes and take obvoruyut livestock.

As it became known later, the cyclone caused the death of five people from the southern coast of Bangladesh called Patukhali. Local people have drowned in the water, unable to cope with Surges wave height of about a meter, or died under the rubble of the trees. Previously, it was believed that the main damage cause cyclone coastline from the second largest city of Chittagong to the resort area of Cox's Bazaar. The height of the waves Surges in the delta of Bangladesh can reach 2.1 meters. But fortunately, Mahasena lost their strength, passing along the Bay of Bengal.

Wind speed during the passage of the shoreline was 90 km / h Began to fall around 9 am precipitation were significant, but not fatal. Center of the cyclone is still in the bay, so do not relax Chittagong about showers. 800,000 people out of 2 thousand organized shelters on the coast have not yet received official permission to return to their homes. Airports in Chittagong and Cox's Bazaar do not work. Low-lying coastal areas flooded to a height of 60-70 cm on a 10-point scale assesses Bangladesh danger of their position in the 7 points.


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