Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Bangladesh hit by cyclone Mahasen

Yesterday Bangladesh was hit by cyclone Mahasen, which made land fall in the region Patuakhali - Bhola - Chittagong. Bangladesh newspapers indicate that so far 10 persons have been killed and about a million have left their homes in search of shelter. Interesting to think about this in the context of the slow onset diasters vs sudden disasters. How to prepare for an event of such magnitude, when knowing that definitely it will happen every few years. And even then it comes as a surprise...

(source: www.bdnews24.com)

See also: http://www.dutchwatersector.com/news/news/2013/05/evacuation-to-embanked-shelters-started-as-cyclone-mahasen-approaches-coast-of-bangladesh-and-myanmar/

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