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Event: TC Tropical Cyclone
Number: 2016-000052
Country: BGD Bangladesh
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Date (YMD): 2016-5-20
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Information Source:ECHO
Comments: Humanitarian partners are on alert and making preparations in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh and Rakhine State in Myanmar/Burma, where the heavy rainfall, wind and storm surge are a source of concern for displaced people living in makeshift or bamboo shelters along the coastline. These areas were seriously affected last year by Cyclone Komen.
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TC-2016-000052-MMR
Tropical Cyclone,Myanmar: Tropical Cyclone ROANU continued moving north-east over the western Bay of Bengal, near the eastern coasts of India, retaining its intensity. On 20 May at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 80 km south-east of Srikakulam district (Andhra Pradesh state, India) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 83 km/h. Over the next 48 h, the cyclone is forecast to strengthen as it continues moving north-east. It may reach Chittagong division (Bangladesh) on 21 May with estimated max. sustained winds of 100-130 km/h. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are expected to affect southern Bangladesh and western Myanmar/Burma. A storm surge of 1.5 m is expected on the coastal area of Kutudbia (Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh) on 21 May morning (UTC).

TC-2016-000052-IND
Tropical Cyclone,India: Tropical Cyclone ROANU continued moving north-east over the western Bay of Bengal, near the eastern coasts of India, retaining its intensity. On 20 May at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 80 km south-east of Srikakulam district (Andhra Pradesh state, India) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 83 km/h. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a cyclone alert for the coastal states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The Government of Odisha has also issued warning for 12 districts. Ten teams of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and fire service personnel have been put on alert to be ready for operation. Over the next 48 h, the cyclone is forecast to strengthen as it continues moving north-east. It may reach Chittagong division (Bangladesh) on 21 May with estimated max. sustained winds of 100-130 km/h. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are expected to affect southern Bangladesh and western Myanmar/Burma. A storm surge of 1.5 m is expected on the coastal area of Kutudbia (Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh) on 21 May morning (UTC).