After touching Myanmar, Cyclone Mocha is expected to land in Bangladesh midday on Sunday with 170 km/h winds (106 mph). The storm is heading towards Cox’s Bazar, a significant travel and tourism centre in Bangladesh, but also the home of 9 million people that reside in makeshift homes in the largest refugee camp in the world. Red warning flags have been raised.
Since forming in the Bay of Bengal, the tropical cyclone has intensified, with sustained winds of 259 kilometres per hour (161 mph) and gusts of up to 315 kph (195 mph), according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre. The cyclone is equal in strength to a category-five hurricane. About half a million people are being evacuated to safer areas in south-eastern Bangladesh ahead of a cyclone that could be extremely dangerous.
Cyclone Mocha made landfall on Myanmar’s west coast Sunday. International aid agencies warn of the potential for a major disaster. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department said Sunday that Mocha will likely move north-north-easterly across Rakhine State in Myanmar and “completely cross” south-eastern Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar.
According to World Tourism Bangladesh Chairman Mohammed Hakim Ali, the situation in Bangladesh’s capital Dacca is ok. Still, he was concerned about Bangladesh’s most important travel and tourism destination Cox’s Bazar. It is not only famous for its long natural sandy sea beach but also its fantastic hospitality, fresh seafood, marine drive, kutubdia, Moheshkhali Island, and amazing St. Martin’s Island.
Mainly Cox’s Bazar is famous for its main attraction. The unbroken length of 150 km (93 mi) is also known as the “longest natural unbroken sea beach” in the world. It has many popular attractions, including Shoilo Propat, making it well worth a visit.
Cox’s Bazar is a city in Chittagong, Bangladesh. It has many popular attractions, including Shoilo Propat, making it well worth a visit at normal times. Climate change has brought changes and stronger storms and floods to Bangladesh over recent years.