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Tropical Cyclone Komen Soaking Waterlogged Bangladesh, Myanmar; At Least 33 Reported Dead, 6 Missing

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A slow-moving monsoon depression that has already unleashed lethal amounts of rain in South Asia formed into a tropical cyclone over the northern Bay of Bengal Wednesday. The cyclonic storm, now named Komen, threatens to further drench regions that are already reeling from flooding and mudslides. Gusty winds and rough seas are adding to the dangers, which in all have claimed at least 33 lives in two countries.

 

For about a week, heavy rainfall has been pounding southern parts of Bangladesh and parts of neighboring Myanmar thanks to a weak area of low pressure – designated a "depression" by meteorologists in that region – that formed over Bangladesh in association with the seasonal monsoon.

 

Even for a region where average July rainfall exceeds 600 millimeters (2 feet), the rains have been exceptional. The coastal city of Chittagong reported more than 800 millimeters (32 inches) of rain in just a three-day period July 24 through 26.

Much of southeastern Bangladesh has seen repeated heavy rainfall on daily basis over the past week. The results have been deadly. Five people died in a landslide in Cox's Bazar Monday according to the Bangladesh-based Daily Star. Four others were pulled from the mud alive. Two other people drowned in flooding elsewhere in the town of 52,000 residents, the report said. Cox's Bazar has reported more than 1,000 millimeters (40 inches) of rain since July 24, exceeding its already high monthly average rainfall of 924.6 millimeters (36.40 inches) according to Bangladesh Meteorological Department climate data.

 

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Myanmar floods: More than 20 die and many displaced

 

More than 20 people have died and others are missing after weeks of unrelenting rain caused flash flooding in Myanmar.

Severe weather in the north and west of the country also led to landslides, trapping many people in remote towns and villages.

One report said up to 150,000 people had been displaced or had their livelihoods affected.

More torrential rain is expected in the coming days.

Continuous rain since 16 July had destroyed farmland, roads, rail tracks, bridges and houses, another report said.

"As of Thursday, 27 people have died around the country and four are missing in the Mandalay region," the director of the Relief and Resettlement Department at the social welfare ministry told AFP.

The United Nations said the military in Myanmar (also called Burma) was working alongside local aid groups to carry out rescue and relief operations.

A cyclone forming in the Bay of Bengal is likely to bring further rain and strong winds, according to the Global New Light Of Myanmar newspaper.

 

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Myanmar declares disaster zones to deal with dire flooding

 

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president has declared several regions of the country to be disaster zones, as forecasts of heavy rain for the next few days have heightened fears that already dire flooding in many parts of the country will get worse.

An Information Ministry announcement late Friday said President Thein Sen had issued an emergency declaration covering Magway and Sagaing regions and Chin and Rakhine states, some of the areas hardest hit. The announcement did not specify what practical measures would be taken, but said the action would help restore badly affected areas.

Thein Sein had been coming under criticism, especially on social media, for not doing more to deal with the emergency. On Thursday, he urged Cabinet ministers to go out into the field to supervise flood relief operations, saying that since July 16, some areas of the country have become inundated by heavy rains that destroyed farmland, roads, rail lines, bridges and houses. Roads from central to northern Myanmar have been especially badly affected.

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Myanmar floods: UN says death toll 'to rise'

 

The death toll from floods in Myanmar is expected to rise over the coming days, the United Nations has warned.

Four western regions have been declared disaster zones after heavy floods, caused by monsoon rains, left at least 27 people dead.

But rescue teams have not yet reached many areas and are still awaiting reports on the worst-hit regions.

In the neighbouring eastern Indian state of Manipur, a landslide buried a village, killing at least 21 people.

Heavy rains are normal in monsoon season, but many people in Myanmar - also known as Burma - told the BBC that the rains were particularly strong in recent weeks.

 

Wind and rain from Cyclone Komen added to damage.

On Sunday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said some 156,000 people were affected by the floods in 12 districts but the total could be "significantly higher".

 

The UN also said:

  • there was "extensive damage" to camps housing 100,000 Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state

  • the city of Kalay, with 400,000 people, is accessible only by air

  • at least 100 houses were destroyed by landslides in Chin state

  • Haka town in Chin state, with a population of 40,000, is inaccessible by road due to landslides

 

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Thanks for the update news! Keep going! 



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Water rises dangerously in flood-hit Myanmar's delta; US to help

 

Residents of Myanmar's low-lying delta region were bracing on Wednesday as flood waters from the north of the country began to flow into the area, pushing river levels dangerously high.

More than 250,000 people have been affected and 69 killed by flooding that was triggered last week by monsoon rains, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement said.

The Myanma Ahlin newspaper, which carried the ministry's statement, also reported that water had risen above spillways at 40 dams across the country.

The government issued a flood warning for people living in the Ayeyarwady delta in Myanmar's southwest.

According to the Global New Light of Myanmar, elderly people, women and children were being moved out of dangerous areas.

Kyaw Moe Oo, a deputy director from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, said the impact of the water inflows could be widespread.

"The whole Ayeyarwady delta region might be affected," he said.

 

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I want to make some comments regarding your news about "US help".. Why the peope or news agency are so highlight on such kind of US help.. US hope... US wants blah blah.. 

 

I don't simply understand why they so impress on US. Actually, for the myanmar flood, the china team is already in flood area, and other countries like Japan and Thailand already supported with significant amount.. but people don't interest on that news or such activities.. 

 

They just wait US..Us..Us.. again and again.. I hate that. 
It'll be better to understand that US is just doing the Help to get political profit. Hope you understand well! 







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