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Cyclone Nargis

2 May 2008

138,000 Death

 

Cyclone Nargis was a strong tropical cyclone hat made landfall in Myanmar on May 02, 2008 causing catastrophic destruction and at least 22,980 fatalities with a further 42,119 people still missing, and estimates on the final total of fatalities ranging up to 100,000.

It is the deadliest named cyclone in the North Indian Ocean Basin, as well as the second deadliest named cyclone of all time, behind Typhoon Nina. Including unnamed storms, Nargis is the 12th deadliest cyclone of all time. Nargis was the first tropical cyclone to strike the country since Cyclone Mala made landfall in 2006.

The first named storm of the 2008 North Indian Ocean cyclone season,  Nargis developed on April 27 in the central Bay of Bengal.

Initially it tracked slowly northwestward and, encountering favorable conditions, it quickly strengthened. Dry air weakened the cyclone on April 29, though after beginning a steady eastward motion Nargis rapildy intensified to attain peak winds of at least 165 km/h (105 mph)

On May 2, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center assessed peak winds of 215 km/h (135 mph). The cyclone moved ashore in the Ayeyarwady Division of Burma near peak intensity and, after passing near the major city of Yangon (Rangoon), the storm gradually weakened until dissipating near the border of Burma and Thailand.

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MYANMAR FOOD AID OPERATION

 

In response to the emergency needs, MVFRA launched an emergency appeal to the members of public to donate food relief stuff forthe victims of Cyclone-Nagis.

With the help of MAS Airlines and Global Sikh, food aid collected were sent batch by batch to the worst-hit area

- the Irrawaddy delta to support the relief works.

Food Aid Donated by the caring Malaysian
Relief Aid from Buddhist's Light International Association (BLIA)
Coordination with Global Sikh
Volunteers in Action
Sending Relief Aid through MAS KARGO

 

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