Impacts of cyclone Aila, Bangladesh (2009)

  • Created by: Rose356
  • Created on: 11-04-19 16:50

Bangladesh and cyclone Aila:

Bangladesh is 80% less than 10mm above sea levels with 10% is below 1m. Three of the World's biggest rivers converge in Bangladesh creating a huge floodplain which means that in the annual monsoon if one river floods, they all flood. As Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries, it suffers a lot and doesn't have a big enough economy to repair the infrastructure from floods and cyclones. 

When the cyclone hit in May 2009, it brought a high rain intensity, strong winds (360km/hr) and low pressure creating a storm surge. 

Social and Economic Impacts:

  • Raised sea levels by 3m which destroyed


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