Overall Red alert Tropical Cyclone for MORA-17
in Bangladesh, India

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone MORA-17 can have a high humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000357
Name MORA-17
Glide number: TC-2017-000058-BGD
From - To 27 May - 30 May
Exposed countries Bangladesh, India
Exposed population 11.3 million in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 120 km/h Category 1
Maximum storm surge 2.6 m (30 May 07:00 UTC)
Vulnerability High (Bangladesh)


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS JTWC 102 km/h 2 m n.a. 1.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 112 km/h 0.7 m n.a. 0.5
GFS 56 km/h 0.5 m n.a. 0.5
ECMWF n.a 0.5 m n.a. 0.5
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
Satellite products
Analytical products
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 391 | About casualties: 31 | Last hour: 0

Myanmar to strengthen disaster response systemsFri, 02 Jun 2017 03:27:00 +0200.

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, state media reported on 2 June.
Major search for 81 people missing after cyclone hits BangladeshThu, 01 Jun 2017 09:16:00 +0200.

A Rohingya refugee works on his house, which was destroyed by Cyclone Mora, at a camp in the Cox’s Bazar district on May 31 (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) A major search and rescue mission is underway for 81 people still missing from a devasta
Après le cyclone Mora, des pêcheurs en détresse au BangladeshThu, 01 Jun 2017 08:36:00 +0200.

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 soixan
In the wake of Cyclone MoraWed, 31 May 2017 20:35:00 +0200.

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

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (38), (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),