Despite the weakening trend, Bijli did cause a fair amount of damage along the coast of southeastern Bangladesh. At least one boy was killed when an uprooted tree fell on him. A second person was also injured. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down, and much of the coastal city of Chittagong remains without power.
With the storm moving inland, the greatest threat will now shift from coastal areas to the mountains of western Myanmar. Up to 10 inches of rain is possible, which will trigger flooding, as well as mudslides.
Myanmar was struck by powerful Cyclone Nargis on May 2, 2008, resulting in the worst natural disaster in Myanmar's recorded history. Nargis struck the Irrawaddy Delta, an area farther south than where Bijli made landfall.
Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Eric Wanenchak.