Cyclone Nargis- Myanmar

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  • Cyclone Nargis- Myanmar
    • Events
      • Windspeeds  of up to 300km/h
      • The cyclone hit the coast on May 3rd 2008
      • Heavy rainfall
        • Flooding and mudslides were the results of heavy rainfall
          • Flooding of sanitation systems increased the chance of disease
    • Effects
      • 150,000 people killed
      • In one area, 75% of houses were destroyed
        • This area provides rich fishing and the most fertile soils in Myanmar
        • South of Rangoon
      • Flooding and mudslides were the results of heavy rainfall
        • Flooding of sanitation systems increased the chance of disease
      • Airport closed for four days
      • Electricity cut out for the whole country
      • Many petrol leaks meant that it became very expensive
        • It was rationed at 3litres
      • Houses in shanty towns were almost completely destroyed
        • Slum dwellers couldn't work in the city due to lack of public transport
      • Slum dwellers couldn't work in the city due to lack of public transport

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