climatic hazard in and LEDC: cyclone in Burma

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Background - what is the name of the cyclone?
the cyclone is called cyclone Nargis.
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Background - where did the cyclone take place?
the cyclone took place in Burma
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Background - Where is Burma and what is it also known as?
Burma also known as Myanmar, is located in south Asia between bangladesh and thailand
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Background - when did the cyclone take place?
the cyclone occurred between april 27th and may 27th in 2008
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Causes - what created the cyclone?
high sea temperatures (28 degrees centigrade) and an area of low pressure in the bay of bengal created the cyclone.
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Causes - what provided extra fuel for the cyclone?
the low lying Irrawaddy river gave the cyclone fuel to do extra damage. the villages along the river where hit the hardest.
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Causes - what speed did the wind reach on May 2nd?
on may 2nd winds reached 217 KM/H
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Primary effects - how many people died?
There were at least 125,000 deaths
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Primary effects - how many people were severely effected?
1.5 million people were severely effected.
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Primary effects - what % of buildings were destroyed?
95% of the buildings (mainly wooden were destroyed.
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Primary effects - how many people were made homeless
over 900,000 people were made homeless
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Secondary effects - what was the effect of the ruined infrastructure?
with the destruction of infrastructure and the sewage systems becoming overwhelmed, leakage's contaminated rice fields and caused diseases resulting in many more deaths.
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Secondary effects - what was the effect of damaged electricity lines?
damaged electricity lines affected the rate of recovery and hit the economy so hard it vastly reduced the living standards of many people.
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Secondary effects - contaminated water encouraged vast numbers of mosquitos to breed, what did this mean for the health of many people?
contaminated water led to an increase in the number of mosquito and a ten fold increase in malaria, effecting the health of many people.
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Management - where was aid concentrated?
aid was mainly concentrated within the cities, for example, Rangoon
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Management - after a week how many people had received aid?
a week after the cyclone hit only 1 in 10 people had received any aid at all.
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Management - why were foreign aid workers rejected entrance into the country?
military dictatorship refused the entrance of foreign aid workers because of fears that these people would be spies, especially Americans.
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Management - other than foreign aid workers who else did the burmese government turn away?
The Burmese government also refused entrance to journalists.
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