Cyclone Nargis 2008

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27th April 2008
Area of depression started over the Bay of Bengal, it was monitored
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29th April 2008
The storm has 160km/h winds, veered NE towards Burma
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2nd May 2008
Cyclone Nargis, category 4 storm hit Irrawdy Delta, Burma.
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What were the wind speeds when the cyclone reached land?
215km/h
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Why was Irrawdy Delta vunerable?
low lying land
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What was the population density of Irrawady Delta?
100/km squared
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What was the population of the Irrawady Delta pre storm?
3.5million
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How many death?
130,000
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What were most of these deaths caused by?
3.5m storm surge
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How many homes were destroyed?
450,000
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How much agricultural land was lost?
600,000 acrs
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Why did diseases spread?
People forced to shelter in over crowded public spaces eg schools and churches
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What was the main issue with the management of the responses to Cylone Nargis?
The country was under controversial military rule who did not co ordinate a response or allow foreign aid in
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What other barries did aid workers find?
Could not get around as infrastructure was washed away
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Who was left incharge of distributing aid?
religious leaders (well respected)
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ASEAN
Association of South East Aisa Nations
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What did ASEAN do?
help co ordinate aid efforts, allowing aid into the country and helped convert foreign currency
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What was the total economic cost of the disaster?
$4billion
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How much was pledged in aid by the UN?
$300million
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