"Indian Ocean Cyclone Threatens Over Eight Million People"

"DHAKA, Bangladesh -- A cyclone blowing across the Indian Ocean is expected to hit Bangladesh on Thursay, threatening the lives of 8.2 million people in northeast India, Bangladesh and Myanmar (Burma). The highest storm surge and rainfall predictions are for Bangladesh’s coastal cities of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazaar."

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Tropical Cyclone Mahasen weakened Tuesday and was downgraded to a Category 1 storm with winds of 74-95 mph, but a red Storm Alert remains in effect.

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Agency, NASA, now reports the storm has been strengthening and expanding as it moves through the northern Bay of Bengal. The western edge of the storm is now skirting the coast of central India on its way to Bangladesh."

Environment News Service had the story May 15, 2013.
 

Thursday, May 16, 2013