Hundreds of Thousands Evacuated as Cyclone Hits Bangladesh
They’re weathering the storm. With the subcontinent already reeling from flooding in Sri Lanka that’s killed 177, Cyclone Mora made landfall on Bangladesh’s southeastern coast with wind speeds up to 73 mph. Hundreds of thousands have been evacuated as authorities scramble to get more than 1 million people out of the storm’s path and into shelters. With rice prices at record highs and government stores of rice dipping dangerously low, concerns over supplies are growing as waters are expected to surge four to five feet along the coastline.