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13 Mar 2018 description

The Rakhine State Disaster Management Department is planning to build 26 more cyclone shelters in Rakhine State during the 2018-2019 fiscal year (FY), according to State Disaster Management Department Director U Kyaw Min.

“Tenders were invited for the project. Now, we are selecting the tenders. The duration of the construction may be five to six months. After constructing these shelters, there will be a total of 52 cyclone shelters in Rakhine State,” he added.

19 Jun 2017 description

National Natural Disaster Management Committee has visited Cyclone Mora-affected areas in Rakhine State, reviewing aid supply, reconstruction of buildings and disaster awareness. Representatives of five work committees under the National Natural Disaster Management Committee together with representatives of Rakhine state government launched the trip on 16 June and .inspected Sittway, Shwepya ward, Satyokya Middle School, Kyaytaw B ward and Satyonesu 1 IDP camp to look into the situation.

14 Jun 2017 description

Five philanthropic organizations teamed up and delivered aid to police families and people on 9th June affected by Cyclone Mora in northern Rakhine.

The group includes Shwe Latt Myar philanthropic group and Yarkkhita Swan Arr young philanthropic group.

The ceremony to hand over the aid to the people affected by Cyclone Mora was held in the meeting room of No.1 Border Police detachment in Maungtaw Township on 9 June.

07 Jun 2017 description

An Indian navy vessel carrying aid from India for Cyclone-Mora victims in Rakhine State has anchored at the Myanmar International Thilawa Terminal in Yangon yesterday.

The officers of the Myanmar Navy received the aid at the terminal.

The aid, which includes clothing, food and medicines, would be transferred to the authorities in Rakhine State in order to deliver the aid to the victims of Cyclone Mora.

03 Jun 2017 description

Director-General Dr. Ko Ko Naing from the Ministry for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Maungtaw District Administrator U Ye Htut and officials from various departments travelled to the various villages in Buthidaung Township yesterday to provide financial aid for the reconstruction of houses and buildings destroyed by Cyclone Mora four days ago, in the hope that people will have shelter before the rainy season sets in.

02 Jun 2017 description

Myanmar announced plans yesterday to strengthen its disaster response systems in the wake of Cyclone Mora, which killed scores of people in neighbouring Bangladesh and left thousands homeless in both nations.

No deaths were reported in Myanmar, although many homes, schools and government buildings were damaged by the cyclone with winds up to 135 kph (85 mph).

01 Jun 2017 description

The Rakhine State Government took steps to provide aid to the people affected by Cyclone Mora in several areas in Rakhine State yesterday, a day after the cyclone wreaked havoc in the northern part of the state.

Concurrently, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice Senior General Soe Win visited military command areas in Rakhine State affected by cyclone.

25 Oct 2016 description

25th October, 2016 20:00 MST

Cyclonic Storm News

According to the observations at (19:30)hrs M.S.T today, the cyclonic storm “KYANT” has moved to West-Southwest. It is centered at about (235)miles West of Pathein, (235)miles West-Southwest of Gwa, (230)miles Southwest of Kyaukpyu, Myanmar and (425)miles East-Southeast of Visakhapatnam, India. It is forecast to move continuous West-Southwest wards.

The present stage of cyclonic storm is coded yellow stage, it is not moving towards the Myanmar Coasts

25 Oct 2016 description

25th October, 2016 06:00 MST

Storm News

According to the observations at (05:30)hrs M.S.T today, the deep depression over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal has moved to West-Northwest wards. It is centered at about (185)miles North - Northwest of Coco-Island, (145)miles Northwest of Hainggyikyun, (155)miles West-Northwest of Pathein, (155)miles Southwest of Gwa and (235)miles West - Southwest of Yangon, Myanmar.

The present stage of the deep depression is coded yellow stage, it is not moving towards the Myanmar Coasts.

24 Oct 2016 description

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 23:45

24th October, 2016 23:00 MST

Storm Warning

According to the observations at (22:30)hrs M.S.T today, the deep depression over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal has slightly moved to West-Northwest wards. It is centered at about (165)miles North - Northwest of Coco-Island, (105)miles Northwest of Hainggyikyun, (115)miles West-Northwest of Pathein, (115)miles Southwest of Gwa and (195)miles West - Southwest of Yangon, Myanmar.

23 May 2016 description

The on set of Myanmar’s monsoon season started with the nervous anticipation of Cyclone Roanu. Despite initial concerns, the storm created little damage.

With Naypyitaw’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) citing that there are no recorded fatalities and little damage to report.

“We’re still waiting to collect enough information from the affected states, but at this stage there is little to report,” said Win Htein Kyaw, Director of the Union EOC.

20 Oct 2015 description

Grim Picture Of Destruction Caused By Myanmar Floods: Huge Livestock And Paddy Losses

YANGON – Recent flooding in Myanmar had a devastating impact on agricultural livelihoods and food security, according to a joint Government-United Nations report released today. More than half a million hectares of rice paddy were affected and almost a quarter of a million livestock were killed, including poultry, cattle, pigs and goats, when Cyclone Komen struck Myanmar in late July and early August this year.

06 Oct 2015 description
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On 22 September, President U Thein Sein visited Chin State, one of the areas most severely affected by floods and landslides in July and August. The President visited camps for people displaced by the floods and chaired a meeting with Chin State government officials in Hakha, Capital of Chin State. Almost 3,000 homes were destroyed or damaged due to landslides in the state and households need to be relocated as it is not safe for them to return and rebuild on the original sites.

11 Sep 2015 description

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The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) has reported that heavy rains during the last week has caused the Chindwin river to rise above danger levels in Sagaing Region. As of 7 September, the Government of Myanmar has newly opened 11 camps for 1,053 people from 238 households. The General Administration Department (GAD) responded alongside the Ministry of Home Affairs, Myanmar Police, the Fire Brigade and Myanmar Red Cross, providing health care and distributing food items.

03 Sep 2015 description
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Key Message

  • The Coordination Meeting on the Recovery of the flood-affected states and regions was held on 24 August, Monday in Nay Pyi Taw. President U Thein Sein (left) states that though the emergency needs of the affected population are being met, these are temporary solutions. Recovery and rehabilitation needs must be considered.

18 Aug 2015 description

Headlines

• Torrential rain, starting on 16 July 2015, and the onset of cyclone Komen has triggered severe and widespread floods and landslides across 12 states and regions in Myanmar.

• The President has declared that Chin, Magway, Rakhine and Sagaing are Natural Disaster Affected Areas on 31 July 2014, in accordance with article [11] of the Natural Disaster Management Law.

11 Aug 2015 description

SUMMARY

• Torrential rain starting from 16 July 2015 in the Northern part of Myanmar and Cyclone Komen that landfall Bengladesh has triggered severe and widespread floods and landslides across twelve states and regions in Myanmar.

• As of 9th August 2015, the National Natural Disaster Management Committee reported that affected population accounted for 1,016,167 while 211,709 households were displaced, and death toll reached 99.

30 Jul 2015 description

Cyclonic Storm

According to the observations at (18:00) hrs MST today, the Cyclonic Storm “Komen” over Northeast Bay of Bengal is corssing to Southern Coasts of Bengladesh near Chittagong. Monsoon is strong to vigorous in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.

Foreacst for next (12) hours

It will be under maximum wind speed with (50 - 70) mph in Maungdaw district, (40 - 60)mph in Sittwe district during the Cyclonic Storm is crossing the coasts of Bangladesh.

16 May 2013 description

The New Light of Myanmar, Tuesday, 16 May, 2013

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Na y Py i Ta w, 15 May—While evacuation of local people and national race and Bengalis at relief camps are in progress, a total of 69789—4320 on 12 May, 1299 on 13 May, 24932 on 14 May and 39238 on 15 May—have been moved to places of safety so far in order to avoid the possible danger of cyclonic storm “Mahasen”.