On Friday, May 2, Cyclone Nargis hit southwestern Burma with winds exceeding 190 km per hour (118 mph). Media reports show that an estimated 24 million people live in the affected areas, which includes the heavily-populated city of Yangon. Current government reports indicate tens of thousands of deaths with this number expected to rise. A state of emergency has been declared in five regions, and there are reports of significant damage to electricity, telecommunications, water, fuel, vegetation, and small scale infrastructure. Many homes have been damaged or destroyed; several hundred thousand people are believed to be in need of shelter.