LEDC Coastal Flooding - Bangladesh storm surge - 1970

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LEDC Coastal Flooding - Bangladesh storm surge - 1970
1 Physical causes
1.1 Storm surge winds associated with tropical cyclones forming in the south, pushed up northwards up into the narrowing bay of bengal
1.2 This cyclone eventually reaches the coast of densely populated areas of bangladesh
1.3 Bangladesh is low lying
1.4 Storm surge travelled in land by many kilometres
2 Effects
2.1 Wide spread homelessness and disease
2.2 Influx of salt water contaminated soils, now has a long term issue with soil quality
2.3 Estimated death toll of 300,000
2.4 Livestock drowned
2.5 damage to infrastructure and important farming land
3 Response
3.1 beginning to fight back with steps to I'm place coastal protection schemes
3.2 Global concern over how sea level change will effect Bangladesh
3.3 Still heavily dependant on international and bilateral aid
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