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Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for MORA-17
in Bangladesh, Indiafrom 27 May 2017 18:00 UTC to 30 May 2017 06:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone MORA-17 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 11: (30 May 2017 15:03).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 120 km/h)
  • from 27 May 2017 18:00 UTC to 30 May 2017 06:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 11.326 million
  • inserted at 30 May 2017 10:15:41 UTC
  • Vulnerability: High

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The maximum Storm surge height is  2.0m in Ghatibhanga, Bangladesh. This height is estimated for 30 May 2017 02:00:00.


Bangladesh, Myanmar, India - Tropical Cyclone MORA

(Created: Tue, 30 May 2017 06:05:00 +02:00)

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Known identifiers for this event: IO022017 (JTWCid) TC-2017-000058-BGD (glide)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 220 | About casualties: 18 | Last hour: 0

Après le cyclone Mora, des pêcheurs en détresse au Bangladesh
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:36:00 +0200   challenges (fr)

DACCA (Reuters) - Le passage du cyclone Mora au Bangladesh a fait semble-t-il des dizaines de victimes parmi les pêcheurs dans le golfe du Bengale, rapportent les autorités. Jeudi, 81 d'entre eux étaient toujours portés disparus. Une soixantaine d'autres ont été secourus.

People and organisations:

In the wake of Cyclone Mora
Wed, 31 May 2017 20:35:00 +0200   thedailystarBD (en)

As the news of the cyclone named Mora (a Thai word which means 'star of the sea') erupted on social and traditional media, I couldn't but recall the 1991 cyclone. While we experienced torrential rains in Dhaka, Chittagong and other coastal cities/islands like Swandip and St. Martin's were being washed bare.

People and organisations:

Bangladesh : des camps de réfugiés dévastés par le cyclone Mora
Wed, 31 May 2017 17:31:00 +0200   parismatch (fr)

Près de 300 000 Rohingyas, minorité musulmane persécutée en Birmanie voisine, vivent dans des conditions de misère noire dans des camps du sud du Bangladesh où ils ont fui les violences de l'autre côté de la frontière. Le cyclone Mora, qui a frappé mardi le Bangladesh en tuant six personnes et....

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (155), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), ECMWF (4), HWRF (1), GFS (1), INFORM (2),

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