The super cyclone “Mucha” landed in Sittwe, Kyaukpyu, and other places in the Rakhine State of western Myanmar at noon on May 14 local time. The maximum wind speed when it landed reached 209 to 220 kilometres per hour.
According to local media reports, “Muchha” has brought serious disasters to many places in Rakhine State, and there have been reports of casualties. Myanmar’s military and police forces, fire departments, and various social organisations are organising rescue efforts.
At present, “Mucha” continues to move towards Magway Province and Chin State in the northeast of Rakhine State. It is expected that in the next 24 hours, the wind of “Mucha” will gradually weaken, but it will still be strong, with a maximum wind speed of 145 kilometres per hour to 160 kilometres per hour.
The Myanmar Meteorological Department continues to issue brown storm warnings, reminding inland mountainous areas to be alert to geological disasters such as flash floods, mudslides, and landslides.