Cyclone Nargis Pres

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Cyclone Nargis Pres

  1. 2. Affected area
  2. 3. <ul><li>Bay of Bengal- hurricane prone area </li></ul><ul><li>Northeastern Indian Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Warm waters -> evapouration -> clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme low pressure -> depression formed. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>April 27 th : developed as a depression </li></ul><ul><li>April 28 th : category 1 cyclonic storm </li></ul><ul><li>Dry air weakened it </li></ul><ul><li>May 1 st : rapidly intensified eastward </li></ul><ul><li>May 2 nd : category 4, peak winds of 215km/h </li></ul><ul><li>May 2 nd evening: made landfall in southern Burma, gradually weakened </li></ul><ul><li>May 3 rd : quickly weakened further and deteriorated </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Strong winds </li></ul><ul><li>Storm surge (across the Ayeyarwardy delta) </li></ul><ul><li>LEDC so weren’t well prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy rainfall </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>84, 537 confirmed dead, 53,836 still missing </li></ul><ul><li>2-3 million homeless </li></ul><ul><li>700,000 homes blown away in Ayeyarwardy delta </li></ul><ul><li>¾ livestock killed </li></ul><ul><li>Salted a million acres of rice paddies </li></ul><ul><li>Sewage mains burst </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of damage= US$4 billion </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Local fishing industry crippled and “rubber trees” destroyed- unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological damages- particularly children </li></ul><ul><li>Food shortages before aid was accepted </li></ul><ul><li>Health and sanitary problems due to lack of government clean-up support: broken pipes contaminated water supplies, disease spread (75% hospitals wiped out) </li></ul><ul><li>Education problems (50% schools wiped out) </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Prediction: Thai meteorological agencies warned Burmese government- ignored. Joint Typhoon Warning Centre- thought it would hit as a category 1 or 2 cyclone but it suddenly intensified. </li></ul><ul><li>Protection: No emergency plans, no evacuation as Burmese weather forecasters announced it would not hit. </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation: None, poor so fragile housing, coast was not protected and was very vulnerable. </li></ul><ul><li>LEDC= little knowledge, poor infrastructure and uneducated on it’s severity </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Early warning system to help prepare population </li></ul><ul><li>Build dykes and shelters for protection </li></ul><ul><li>Strict and organised evacuation regime </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate government clean up plan (to prevent disease spreading) </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid building housing in the delta- high risk flooding areas </li></ul><ul><li>Start a programme to educate people about cyclones and emergency practices. </li></ul>

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