Cyclone “Mora” has made landfall at 00:00 UTC (06:00 local time) on May 30, 2017, between the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of up to 117 km/h (73 mph). Authorities raised the highest number 10 weather danger alert for people in the coastal districts of Bangladesh as the storm approached and evacuated over 500,000 people.

Initial reports mention at least 6 casualties and tens of thousands damaged homes. Tropical Cyclone “Mora” (02B) formed in the Bay of Bengal on May 28, 2017, as the second named storm of the 2017 North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season. Under the influence of the precursor low of Mora, it strengthened the arrival of monsoon which caused heavy disaster in Sri Lanka and Andaman islands with at least 180 fatalities. READ MORE