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Due to the storm, tens of thousands of residents in Mrauk-U town have to take shelter.

Due to the storm, tens of thousands of residents in Mrauk-U town have to take shelter.


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n order to prevent the danger of the storm Mocha (MOCHA) which hit near Sittwe in Rakhine State on May 14th, tens of thousands of local residents from townships such as Pauktaw are fleeing and taking refuge in Mrauk-U town, according to those helping the area.


There are more than 6,000 people taking shelter in the monastery relief camps and hotels in Mrauk-U Town. According to the lists of the Mrauk-U town Disaster Relief Organization, there are about 4,000 people who are sheltering with their relatives near the guesthouses.


"I'm afraid of the wind. I'm afraid of water. When my five-year-old daughter was also treated with great hatred, of course there was a lot of concern. We had a shop open. There were also many bags of rice left at the house. We have already left the house," said an aunty who escaped the storm.


Civil groups in Mrauk-U town are helping those who are avoiding the storm with the necessary food.


At present, Sittwe Township has already started to experience strong winds of 60 miles per hour. Residents in Sittwe said there could be about 70.


The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology announced at 10:30 a.m. today that Cyclone Mokha has entered the Rakhine coastal areas near Sittwe and has been assigned a brown level.


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