Case study: Bangladesh tornadoes 2004

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Global issues climatic hazards
Case study: Bangladesh tornadoes 2004
Causes
Depression in India's Andhra Pradesh and Orissa states caused persistent
rainfall in Bangladesh for days.
Impacts made worse by the fact that Bangladesh was already trying to
recover from major floods that killed 60 people
Low level of economic development meant that it was hard to respond to all
natural disasters effectively
Poor quality of buildings increased vulnerability
Impacts
7 deaths and several injuries
Hundreds of homes destroyed
Power cuts
Responses
Storm was predicted by people received little warning due to ineffective
communication strategies.
International aid was sent to help survivors in short and long term

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