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Deadly MAHASEN Threatens Bangladesh, Myanmar

Posted by feww on May 15, 2013

MAHASEN kills or injures 10, affects  over 1,600 in Sri Lanka, tracking NE

Hundreds of thousands of people are being evacuated in Bangladesh, after Tropical Storm MAHASEN, named after an ancient Sri Lankan king, pounded the eastern and southern coasts of the island, stranding fishermen, downing trees and inundating entire neighborhoods, said a report.

MAHASEN- tccapture- CIMSS
Tropical Cyclone MAHASEN – Longwave Infrared Image – Dvorak Enhancement 2013/05/15 @ 12:30UTC. Source: CIMSS

The cyclone, tracking northeast through the Bay of Bengal, is forecast to make landfall on Thursday, creating storm surges of up to 6-ft in some coastal areas, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

  • Although the storm has slightly weakened since Tuesday, it is still being described by UN aid agencies as “life-threatening” for more than 8 million people in Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma) and NE India.
  • The warning severity level in Bangladesh has been raised to seven out of 10 for low-lying areas near Chittagong and the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar.
  • The Burmese authorities have relocated some 150,000 people to higher ground, according to reports.
  • Tens of thousands of Rohingya, who were displaced by ethnic violence last year and moved to refugee camps in low-lying areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, are particularly at risk.
  • More than 50 Rohingya evacuees drowned after their boats capsized off western Burma, ahead of MAHASEN’s arrival, reports said.

1,032 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,032 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …


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