Cyclone Mahasen update, Issue 1, Monday, May 20, 2013



Cyclone Mahasen has struck the southern coast of Bangladesh, lashing remote fishing villages with heavy rain and fierce winds that flattened mud and straw huts and forced the evacuation of more than 1 million people. The main section of the storm reached land on Thursday, 16 May 2013 and immediately began weakening. However, its forward movement was also slowing, meaning that towns in its path would have to weather the storm for longer.