Bangladesh Flood

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  • Bangladesh Flood 2004
    • Causes
      • Physical
        • low lying land
        • monsoon climate
        • intense precipitation
        • June to September
      • Human
        • rapid deforestation
        • urbanisation
    • Impacts
      • Social
        • 800 died
        • 36 million made homeless
      • Economic
        • cost of damage - $2.2 billion
      • physical
        • 38% of land flooded
          • 800,000 hectares of agricultural land
        • damage to infrastructure
          • roads, bridges, railway lines, and irrigation systems
    • Responses
      • Short term
        • emergency relief
          • rice, medicine, clothing, blankets and towels
        • local people work together to rebuild homes and properties
      • long term
        • embankments built along river
          • prevented flood water flowing back into river
          • increased likelihood of flooding

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