More Tropical storms. Last week …. We talked about very powerful tropical storms Which one did we talk about in detail? Where did it do most damage? These storms have different names in different parts of the world. Where might you experience a cyclone? Where might you experience a typhoon?
More Tropical storms
We are going to look at Cyclone Sidr
This took place after Katrina on 15 November 2007
Bangladesh has called for more aid for tens of thousands of Cyclone Sidr survivors. Many are returning to their battered villages to find that they have become homeless.
Most of them are dazed by the scale of destruction. The storm has affected 1m families and killed at least 3,100 people
This man is taking shelter on a damaged passenger ferry which ran aground after the storm
There is anger among many villagers on the stricken south coast that they have still not received vital supplies like food, water, shelter and medicine.
Rescue and relief teams are now reaching areas of Bangladesh devastated by a powerful cyclone. The Dhaka government has described the storm as a national calamity.
Though relief teams have now reached most of the remote communities in southern Bangladesh, delivering aid to many areas is extremely difficult and can only be done by boat.
Some returnees are beginning to rebuild their lives already, like this woman drying clothes in her damaged home in Rupsha
The resilience of the people is already evident as classes resume at this school. It will take a long time for life to get back to normal in affected areas.