Location: Rakhine State, Ayeyarwady Division, and Yangon Division, Burma
Events: A tropical depression has formed in the Bay of Bengal and is moving towards Rakhine State. The most recent Joint Typhoon Warning Center update stated that “the potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours is upgraded to high.” The storm is projected to make landfall in Rakhine State, between Sittwe and Kyauk Phyu. The Government of Myanmar has issued a “red alert” to local governments and affected communities to be aware of the risk for severe weather.
Actions to Take:
• Notify friends and family of your safety.
• Review your personal security plans.
• Seek secure shelter.
• Monitor local media for updates, including the sources listed below:
Joint Typhoon Warning Center.
Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH), Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Note: this webpage may not be updated as frequently as the DMH’s Facebook page, which is only in Burmese. The link to their Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/dmhmoezalanaypyitaw
U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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