Bangladesh – Tropical Cyclone Roanu (ECHO, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 22 May 2016)

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  • Cyclone Ruanu made landfall in Bangladesh on Saturday, causing floods, landslides and submerging homes. First reports indicate up to half a million people affected, including at least 24 deceased.
  • The death toll may increase as more information becomes available and emergency services reach more remote areas.
  • Widespread rainfall totals of 150-300 mm are expected, raising significant concerns for life-threatening flooding and landslides. Some communities could be cut off by damaged or flood-ravaged roads and bridges.