Maarutha makes landfall, weakens

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Firefighters remove debris in Kyaukpyu after Cyclone Maarutha damaged several areas on Sunday. Photo: Kyaukpyu District IPRD

Cyclone Maarutha weakened yesterday morning, but heavy isolated rainfall is expected over some regions and states today, according the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.
Rain or thundershowers will be fairly widespread in Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Magway and Taninthayi regions, and Shan, Kayah, Kayin and Mon states. Rain will be scattered in Lower Sagaing and Yangon Regions, Chin and Rakhine States and isolated in the remaining regions and states with isolated heavy rainfall in Nay Pyi Taw, Taninthayi Region, Kayin and Mon states. The degree of certainty for the weather predictions is 80 per cent, according to the weather bureau.
Occasional squalls with rough seas will be experienced in the Ayeyawady Delta, the Gulf of Mottama and along the Mon-Taninthayi Coasts. Surface wind speed in squalls may reach 40 mph.  Seas will be moderate elsewhere in Myanmar.
Cyclone Maarutha damages buildings in Kyaukpyu
Cyclone Maarutha’s winds caused damage in Kyaukpyu on Sunday, including one of the eight rooms in the internally displaced persons (IDP) building, causing a loss of Ks4.5 lakhs. The cyclone also caused damage in 70 households in eight villages, two medical facilities, two schools, one departmental building and two monasteries, resulting a total loss of Ks22,460,000 in Yanbye Township.
In 18 villages in Manaung Township, damage occurred at six schools, two monasteries, the general hospital, seven households and other buildings, resulting in damages totalling Ks 4,864,000.
Total losses in the district was Ks31,824,000. Police and firefighters continue to clear fallen trees.—GNLM

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