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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Dhaka (Bangladesh), Tropical Cyclone Mora Warning for Bangladesh

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The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that a cyclone named ‘Mora’ is expected to strike Bangladesh, northeastern India and Myanmar.  The storm is expected to make landfall around Chittagong, Bangladesh late Monday night or Tuesday morning.  Local authorities have issued a warning for fishing boats and trawlers to take appropriate precautions.
Expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to occur. Residents in affected areas should begin making necessary preparations to seek secure shelter for possible power outages, severe flooding, and property damage.  
All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the area should monitor local weather reports, follow directions from local officials, and take other appropriate actions as needed. 
For further information:
•     See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information. 
•    Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.  
•    Contact the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, located at Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1212, at (88) (02) 5566-2000, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Weekends and After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (88) (02) 5566-2000 and press “0” and ask for the duty officer. 
•     Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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