Geography - Cyclone One bravo case study

Monday 19th May 1997 at around 6:30pm this hurricane struck the south-eastern coast of bangladesh.

Winds speeds up to 250kph

Caused serious damage and flooding in eastern coast of Bangladesh.

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  • Created on: 11-04-10 13:09

Geography - Effects of the cyclone one bravo

Effects

  • 111 people died
  • 7000 were injured
  • 2 metre high tidal surges covered the low-lying islands
  • cut communication lines with islands along the coast
  • 500,000 people were left homeless
  • brick and thatch houses were flattened
  • 608 educational institutes were damaged.
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Geography - Relief - Cyclone one bravo

Relief

  • The prime minister established a relief fund in 1997
  • Government decided 500 families in each of the effected areas would be given 32kg of rice over 2 months.
  • Action plan to give 72 feet of corrugated iron sheets to each family damaged houses.
  • Bangladesh red crescent in may 2000 sent two relief truck from its national head quarters to its branches in Chittagong. They brought...
    • 400 tarpaulins
    • 20 rolls of plastic sheeting
    • 100 jerry cans
    • 500 mugs
    • 500 pieces of crockery
    • 500 alliminium plates
    • 5000 pieces of second hand clothing
    • 6 medical teams with first aid volunteers.
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