Flashcards in Bangladesh Flood LEDC- Water On The Land Deck (9):
What percentage of Bangladesh was a floodplain?
How much rainfall did they experience in one day?
35cm of rainfall
When did it happen?
The floods happened from July 2004-September 2004
Immediate responses to the hazard?
Food supplies, medicines clothing and blankets were supplied
An appeal to water aid sought to provide water purification tablets and posters highlighting the hygiene risks with flood water
Long term responses to the hazard?
United States launched an appeal for 74 million
Embankments were built along the river
Short term effects?
Crops were washed away
Electricity supplies disrupted
airport flooded as well as roads and rail
1/2 a million cattle and poultry were lost
11,000 km of roads were damaged
2 million tonnes of rice was destroyed
Name 3 causes of the floods?
Heavy monsoon rain from May to September
Urbanisation of the floodplain due to population increase has increased magnitude and frequency of floods.
Rivers are blocked or their channels are shallow due to deposited silt
Long term effects?
30 million left homeless
100,000 people suffered from diarrhoea
Diseases spread such as bronchitis and cholera
7 million homes were destroyed
Serious shortage of drinking water and dry food