Source: India
Subject: UPDATE-31.05.2017

Dear Valued Partners,

Please find below the updated from Bangladesh, Cyclone Mora heading towards Bangladesh ­UPDATE-31.05.2017

Finally “MORA” crossed Bangladesh border yesterday noon. Fortunately no remarkable affect seen at Chittagong but Cox’s Bazar has taken the brunt of cyclone Mora,

with five people dead, 20,000 houses destroyed and hundreds of trees uprooted, blocking roads all over the district. As per News report, total 9 people died in Cox’bazar, Tekhnaf and St. Martin area.

However, Port has reopened today, vessels are called to take berth from this noon. Activities shall fully resumed from this afternoon.

Due to 2 consecutive days closure of port OPS, huge number of vessels piled up at anchorage that will create a additional berthing delays.

MSC previously berthed all vessel (whom left berthed due to MORA effect ) re-scheduled to take berth today & we shall update their sailing ontime.

SMILEY LADY V-035S
CAMILLA V-1708S
MCC CHITTAGONG V-1710

We assume Port Authority shall force vessels to sail after completion of Discharge and Export loading (Whatever completed within stimulated time) & there could be some shutout.

Shall let you know once information available.

UPDATE 30.05.2017

Dear Valued Clients

  • Mora started taking its toll since 6 am this morning at Cox’s bazar. Kutubdia , Maheshkhali and St. Martin area.
  • Chittagong City started facing the storm since 9am this morning.
  • Operation of Chittagong Port remains suspended since yesterday, Airport operation suspended from this morning.
  • Bangladesh evacuated at least 350,000 people – about 200,000 from Cox’s Bazar and some 150,000 from Chittagong – before cyclone Mora made landfall on Tuesday morning with heavy rains and winds of up to 117kph.
  • Highest wind speed recorded 135 kmph at teknaph.
  • The cyclone has destroyed almost 10,000 thatched huts in Balukhali and Kutupalong Rohingay Refugee camps.
  • Refugee camps set up in Cox’s Bazar provide shelter for an estimated 200,000 Rohingyas, who fled Myanmar to escape persecution.
  • As per unsupported info 70% of Houses in Cox’s Bazar area are being affected, trees are uprooted and cities in darkness as electricity supply is disrupted.
  • At least 12 more hours of bad weather is expected to be seen.

Please have some live updates as below as per newspaper :

Live: Cyclone Mora crossing Kutubdia, Moheshkhali

  • Abu Siddique Mahadi Al Hasnat
  • Published at 09:58 AM May 29, 2017
  • Last updated at 11:57 AM May 30, 2017

The storm hit the coast between Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong in between 6am and 7am on Tuesday

11:56am – “I am returning home and other people have also started leaving the shelter homes,” says Shomitipara resident Abdul Rahim.
11:36am – Kutubdiapara resident Basir Ahmed says: “70% of houses in Kutubdiapara and Shomitipara have been damaged in the storm.”
11:05am – NGO activist Md Monsur Alam says: “Mora is crossing Kutubdia and Moheshkhali areas now.”
10:30am – Chittagong district administration says there is sufficient food and water for the shelter seekers, with enough stockpiled to sustain many more.
10:00am – Meteorologist Rubayet Kabir tells the Dhaka Tribune: “The storm is likely to cross Bangladesh by 12pm.”
9:30am – Cox’s Bazar district administration sources say at least 538 shelter homes are open for over 100,000 people evacuated from the coastal areas. Some 88 medical teams are formed to treat these people.
9:00am – Saint Martins Island UP Chairman Nur Ahmed said: “Around 70% of the houses have been damaged after the storm hit the area.”
8:15am (Tuesday) – Several houses are damaged as the cyclonic storm Mora crossed Cox’s Bazar, confirms Meteorologist of Cox’s Bazar Met office AKM Nazmul Haque.

“Wind speed is estimated at 130kmph in Saint Martins Island and 150kmph Cox’s Bazar port after it hit the area in between 6am and 7am.”

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Sohrab Hossain
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