More than 5,000 local residents who came to avoid the storm that hit Laputta need extreme food aid.
From May 6th to May 9th, more than 5,000 local residents came to Laputta town to escape the storm and needed food and shelter assistance, according to people helping to avoid the storm in Laputta town in Irrawaddy region.
The local people who came to Laputta town were from the foreign village group. According to the social support groups, the villages of Salu Seik Village and Kwin Pouk are local people, and most of them live with close acquaintances of the monastery.
Those fleeing the storm have to cook and eat by themselves and take refuge in monasteries and schools.
General Zaw Min Tun, spokesman for the Military Council, said on May 8th through the Military Council's newspapers that 118 disaster-stricken buildings have been built in Irrawaddy, and 17 more are under construction.
The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology of the Military Council announced this morning on May 10th, that the small storm occurring in the southeast of the Bay of Bengal has moved to the northwest and has become a powerful cyclone.
It is said that the strong storm could move towards the Bangladesh-Myanmar coast, so the orange level has been set in the area.