Flood in Bangladesh
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Type of Event:
Flood, Ocean Storm
Location of Event:
Date of Charter Activation:
30 May 2017
Time of Charter Activation:
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs | Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Description of the event
Cyclone Mora struck the eastern coast of Bangladesh on 30 May. The Category 1 hurricane brought powerful winds and torrential rain and left nine people dead. Thousands of homes were damaged.
The storm formed in the Bay of Bengal following a weather system that brought devastating floods to Sri Lanka. The coastal areas of Bangladesh were put on the highest alert in advance of the storm's arrival and over a million people were evacuated before Mora made landfall. 500 cyclone shelters housed many of those left displaced by the storm.
Mora made landfall in Chittagong district, and the port of Cox's Bazaar was badly affected by the storm. Mora moved inland bringing further rain until it weakened and dissipated on 1 June.
Flooding in Chittagong Zilla, Bangladesh
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 08/03/2017
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