Flashcards in Geography- case study-WOL- flooding- bangladesh Deck (6)
When did it take place?
What were the short term responses?
-local people began to rebuild homes
-within Bangladesh food supplies medicines, clothing and blankets were distributed as well as water purification tablets
-United Nations appealed $74 million but only got 20%
What were the long term responses?
-flood action plan out in place (flood warnings, provision of food and shelter)
-buildings raised above sea level
-crops that survive in floods are grown (jute crops)
Effects of the flooding
-30 million people left homeless
-100,000 in Dhaka suffered from diarrhoea
-bridges, major roads and airport destroyed
What are the physical causes?
-Monsoon climate (350mm of rain in 24 hours)
-soils are leached (less interception)
-Bangladesh is a low lying country
-snow melted in summer from spring
-three major rivers (Megha, Ganges and Brahmaputra)