Section 6 punishment for luck – Introduction to Myanmar tropical storm

for people in Myanmar, especially in the Irrawaddy River Delta, summer is a very difficult season. The hot sun sprinkles too much heat here, so that people have to rely on typhoons on the sea to cool themselves. After the severe rainstorm of July and April in 2008, the weather in the Luowa River Delta became more and more intense. However, the sky became more and more cloudy and calm. It just didn’t last for several months in 2008.

in fact, these phenomena happened to be the last warning from the downdraft outside the typhoon, and then the government issued a typhoon warning to evacuate people in the Delta as soon as possible. However, residents accustomed to typhoons do not feel any difference this time. They believe that this year is still the same as in the past 40 years. Although there will be strong winds and heavy rain, it will not cause any harm. Moreover, it is still a good season for rice harvest, and no one will be willing to leave their homes. In people’s stubborn self-confidence, no one thought that a disaster was getting closer and closer…

overlooking the history of Myanmar’s tropical storm


Crazy “Nargis”

Myanmar is located in Southeast Asia and Western Indochina Peninsula, It is the most northwest country in Southeast Asia. In this vast land, there are continuous mountains and plateaus, as well as vast and fertile alluvial plains; There is a hot and rainy climate, as well as local cold and warm areas and dry areas; There are also vast rivers, fertile soil, rich animal and plant resources and underground mineral resources.

in April 2008, the bay of Bengal began to enter the midsummer season and ushered in its monsoon transition period. The strong sunlight scorched the northern Indian Ocean, making its water temperature reach 32 ℃ for a time. The vast ocean contains strong water vapor. After the monsoon retreats, there is a weak wind shear. In such an environment, a tropical cyclone is quietly forming. On April 27, the cloud cluster system located in the Western sea area of the bay of Bengal was discovered by the Indian meteorological agency. Within a few hours, it strengthened into a tropical depression, and then it moved slowly to the west northwest, while rapidly strengthening. By the morning of April 28, 2008, it had been upgraded to a tropical storm and then officially named “Nargis”.

people in the bay of Bengal, especially the people of Myanmar, have not paid attention to the forming typhoon. Everyone is still living exactly the same life as usual. They don’t think a common typhoon can have any impact on their lives. On April 28, Nargis fell between two high pressures in the Indian Ocean and gradually stopped moving. Trapped here, “Nargis” did not stop its growth. The higher sea water temperature provided it with convenient conditions. The evaporated water vapor on the ocean continued to gather. In the afternoon, it upgraded from a tropical storm to a strong tropical storm. But it is still not satisfied. In the attack of two high pressures, it absorbs water vapor crazily. On the 29th, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center predicted that the maximum sustained wind speed of “Nargis” would reach 160 kilometers per hour, and “Nargis” would be upgraded to a typhoon, with the maximum wind force of 12 near the center.

a village in Myanmar after the tropical storm

hit. On the evening of the 29th, affected by the southeast high pressure, “Nargis” began to move northeast and gradually moved towards the sea in central Myanmar…

on May 2, 2008, the fierce “Nargis” accelerated again and quickly approached Myanmar, Before landing, it had completely turned into a devil, twisting and arrogantly attacking people. At 4:30 pm, “Nargis” swept a storm surge of up to 3.5 meters in the form of a super typhoon and landed near Haiji island in Myanmar. At this time, its maximum speed has exceeded 190 kilometers per hour, and the central wind force has reached an amazing force 16. “Nargis” means “daffodils” in Urdu language. However, such a beautiful name is about to be accompanied by a terrible typhoon, which will bring people an indelible and cruel memory… After landing,




Nargis “is speeding up. It opens a huge eye with a diameter of 19 kilometers and sweeps through strong winds and waves, With open teeth and claws, it frantically entered the delta at the speed of 215 kilometers per hour. The roof was blown away, the walls collapsed, and a large number of trees were uprooted or broken at the waist. The storm surge caused by the raging typhoon made a large amount of sea water pour in, and the 30000 square kilometer delta was almost completely submerged by the sea water. At this time, people realized that the storm was completely different from before, but it was too late. Under the triple blow of strong wind, sea tide and rainstorm, tens of thousands of people had nowhere to escape. Like fragile ants, they were ravaged by the strong wind. After the storm, there was serious water and corpses everywhere. The scene was terrible.

on May 3, “Nargis” began to weaken rapidly from a super typhoon to a strong tropical storm after raging for several hours. At the same time, it continued to move to the East northeast. Along the way, it continued to weaken. That night, it changed into a tropical depression when it was close to the plateau area on the border of Myanmar. On May 4, “Nargis” finally dissipated completely in northern Thailand.

people in the disaster

at 11 pm on May 2, most people have fallen asleep. At this time, 17-year-old ondidu noticed that there was a strong wind outside the house, and the house was blown to pieces. Then he opened the front and back doors of the house, thinking that this would prevent the stilted building made of grass and trees from being blown down. After opening the door, I found that the surging flood followed, and the house was swept away by the wind and waves in the blink of an eye. In the dark, he hugged a coconut tree, then began to climb hard, and finally climbed to the top of the tree 10 meters high,He could see nothing and hear nothing in the storm.

after the storm, the flood slowly subsided until the next morning. After staying in the tree all night, ontidu climbed down from above and wanted to swim back to his home, but at this time, there was nothing here, the house disappeared, and there was no trace on the earth. In this terrible storm, his father, mother, uncle, sister and three cousins lost their lives, and seven relatives disappeared permanently overnight.

after the storm,

the 3.5-meter-high storm surge made half of the houses in low altitude areas flooded, and the residents lost all the possibility of escape. According to post disaster statistics, more than 95% of the dead and almost all the missing people in the disaster came from the Irrawaddy River Delta. After the disaster, looking from the helicopter, in the vast grain producing area and the southern part of Yangon, all the flooded farmland can be seen. At this time, the affected area of Myanmar is like a huge lake, the bodies are soaked in the water, and only a few exposed hillsides have zero star homeless victims.

in the streets of Yangon, the miserable scene everywhere reflects the terrible of the disaster. The road was full of collapsed houses, and a large number of trees broken by strong wind were pressed on the broken walls. The houses that survived the collapse have lost their windows B ō Li, in the once most prosperous place, all large billboards disappeared. People were busy in front of each house, re erecting wires and looking dignified.

at about 1 p.m. on May 3, the wind gradually stopped. At this time, almost all traffic and communication had been paralyzed. The streets are full of broken bricks and rubble after the collapse of houses, broken trees and human and animal bodies. The residual sewage has turned it into a huge open-air dump. After the




, according to the survey report of the United Nations Disaster Relief Agency, the disaster caused at least 100000 deaths and more than 2 million homeless people in Myanmar, with economic losses of billions of dollars, and more than 24 million people worldwide.

“closed” rescue

Burmese who are devout and honest in Buddhism always believe in the Buddhist language of “seeking others is better than seeking oneself”. Unless they are really unable to support or really difficult to get through, they will turn to others for help. It is precisely because of this character that the Myanmar government has also adopted a “cautious” attitude in the face of international rescue.

on the evening of May 10, some reporters first arrived in the worst affected area, bogley Town, Irrawaddy province. However, at the checkpoint before entering the city, the reporter was interrogated by the military and was finally refused entry. Not only journalists, but also many international relief organizations and even individual rescuers in Myanmar have been blocked out. At the same time, Minister Wu Suda said that he was not willing to receive any relief materials from the United Nations and local economic development agencies in the disaster areas, but he was not willing to accept any relief plans from foreign countries, and expressed his gratitude to the world’s economic development agencies.

after learning of the serious disaster suffered by its neighbors, the Chinese government immediately provided the government of the union of Myanmar with emergency assistance of US $1 million, including cash and materials. On the 8th, it again provided Myanmar with assistance worth 30 million yuan.

although the Myanmar government has repeatedly claimed that their long isolated country is capable of self rescue, their rescue situation cannot help worrying the people of the world. After the disaster, people who survived are still facing the threat of water, electricity, lack of clothing and food and various diseases. If they can’t get timely assistance, the resulting deaths and injuries will be no less than the natural disaster itself.

disaster happened in midsummer. The weather was hot. Before long, most of the bodies began to rot and stink. Although the rescue workers in Myanmar wore two-layer masks with filter materials, they could not completely stop the strange smell. It was not until May 5 that the Myanmar military government submitted a request for emergency assistance to the United Nations.

it is a good thing for a country or a nation to have their own beliefs, but many concepts still need to be changed appropriately according to the specific situation. In the face of huge disasters, people can form effective strength only by putting down their grievances and uniting. The help of the people of all countries is undoubtedly more conducive to the affected people to get rid of the harm of the disaster in time. As the saying goes, “when one side is in trouble, all sides support”, which is not only people’s sympathy for the people in the affected areas, but also their respect for life.


is the largest and most violent storm. The rainstorm or tsunami it brings can often submerge coastal land and destroy roads. However, the development of modern computer technology makes the weather forecast more and more accurate. Before the typhoon comes, meteorological stations at all levels generally have forecasts. When we know that the typhoon is coming, we should first do a good job of prevention:

1. Don’t go far, don’t swim on the beach, let alone sail to sea; Fishing vessels that go out for operation shall stop all operations immediately and return home, and personnel who go out shall go home immediately.

2. People on water and fishermen should drive their boats into safe havens.

3. Residents in low-lying areas such as seaside and estuarine areas should withdraw to typhoon shelters for shelter before the typhoon comes.

4. The roof of the wooden house shall be reinforced with iron wire to prevent it from being overturned by the typhoon.

5. Residents living in high-rise buildings should carefully close the doors and windows, windows B ō The glass is pasted into a meter shape with adhesive tape to prevent breakage. “kdsp