Effects of 1988, 1998 & 2007 Bangladesh floods

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  • Effects of 1988, 1998 & 2007 Bangladesh floods
    • 1988
      • Social
        • 19,000 schools flooded
        • 7.2 million houses totally or partially damaged
        • 45 million people affected
        • 2,379 deaths
      • Economic
        • 1990km flood embankments damaged
        • 172,000 livestock lost
        • 240,000 rural hand tubewells flooded
        • 2 million tonnes rice production lost
        • Over 1000 industrial units flooded
        • 3000km trunk roads damaged
      • Environmental
        • 2,282,000km squared area flooded
        • 67% of capital city covered
        • 60% country flooded
        • 21 days of flooding
    • 1998
      • Social
        • 14,000 schools flooded
        • 980,000 houses totally or partially damaged
        • 31 million people affected
        • 1050 deaths
        • Disease
          • Bronchitis
          • Cholera
      • Economic
        • 26,500 livestock lost
        • 2.2 million tonnes rice production lost
        • 3000,000 rural hand tubewells flooded
        • Trunk roads damaged
        • 4,528km flooded embankments
      • Environmental
        • 65 days of floods
        • 75% of the country affected
        • 50% of the capital city flooded
        • Over 1 million km squared area flooded
    • 2007
      • Social
        • 45 schools destroyed
        • 1,100 deaths (90% children)
        • 400,000 people displaced
        • 1.1 million properties damaged or destroyed
        • Disease
          • 162,000 cases of diarrhoea
          • Respiratory
      • Economic
        • 10,000km of roads destroyed
        • Rice crops destroyed twice this year
        • $290 million of crops damaged
        • $1 billion damages
        • 2.2 million acres of damaged cropland
        • $150 million of aid was sought by Bangladesh
      • Environmental
        • 46 of the 6 districts were flooded
        • Rise of rivers by 10 metres
        • Secondary disasters of landslides and mudslides
        • Crops destroyed

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