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OCHA Flash Update No 2: Cyclone Roanu Response, 22 May 2016 [EN/MY]

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According to the Government Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Cyclone Roanu made landfall in Bangladesh on 21 May and has finally dissipated after passing Chin State and Sagaing Region in Myanmar on 21-22 May. The status of the cyclone in Myanmar has now been reduced to “Green”.

According to the Government Relief and Resettlement Department, so far there have been no reports of deaths or of any significant displacement caused by the rains or landslides. In Chin State, a few bridges were reportedly damaged due to landslides and some houses were damaged, although in most cases there was only minor damage. The Chin State Government set up an Emergency Management Centre for coordinating the response. In Sagaing Region, according to local authorities, no significant damage has been reported. In Rakhine State, according to local authorities and the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS), no significant damage in towns and villages has been reported as of 22 May, although some temporary IDP shelters in some camps collapsed due to the strong wind and heavy rain.

The Government deactivated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Nay Pyi Taw on the afternoon of 22 May. However, the EOC will continue monitoring the weather and its impact during the monsoon season.

This is the last OCHA update Cyclone Roanu.

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