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Bangladesh : Tropical Cyclone : 2007/11/15
GLIDE: TC-2007-000208-BGD 
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Duration 2007/11/15
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District
Bangladesh
Name Tropical Cyclone
Outline Thousands of families have been evacuated from their homes in over a dozen coastal districts of Bangladesh as a severe cyclone Sidr heads in from the Bay of Bengal, officials said on 15 November, 2007.
As of 29 December, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) official reports indicated that more than 8 million people were affected by Cyclone Sidr, with a death toll of 3,363 people, with a further 871 missing and 55,282 injured.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Government of Bangladesh 2007/12/29
Dead: 3,363
Missing: 871
Affected: 8,923,259
Fully damaged houses: 564,967
Partially damaged houses: 957,110

OCHA Situation Report No.10 (2007/11/26)
3,243 dead;
880 missing;
34,708 injured.

more than 7 million people were affected
[houses]
over 365,772 destroyed;
875,710 partially damaged;

[crops]
1.8 million acres of crops
over 523,000 livestock are killed

[public buildings]
1,374 educational institutions destroyed
another 8,635 partially damaged

OCHA Situation Report No.8 (2007/11/23)
dead 3,033;
missing 1,828;
injured 34,511

more than 6.7 million people were affected
over 363,346 homes destroyed;
815,628 houses were partially damaged.

more than 1.6 million acres of crops are damaged.
Over 462,815 livestock are confirmed killed,

Extensive damage to roads and public buildings was also reported, including 1,355 educational institutions destroyed and another 7,847 partially damaged.

OCHA Situation Report No.6 (2007/11/22)
2,942 dead;
1,724 missing;
28,188 injured.

More than 5 million people in 30 districts were affected by the storm.
[houses]
over 458,804 destroyed;
665,529 partially damaged.

[crops]
More than 1.4 million acres

[livestock]
over 360,000 are confirmed killed

[educational institutions]
1,780 destroyed;
5,700 partially damaged.

OCHA Situation Report No.5 (2007/11/21)
3,447 dead;
2,062 missing;
6,611 injured

More than 4 million people in 28 southern districts are affected.
[houses]
over 300,511 destroyed;
626,088 partially damaged;

[crops]
870,000 acres of crops

[educational institutions]
792 destroyed;
4,393 partially damaged.

Extensive damage to roads and public buildings is also evident.

Report by Government of Bangladesh 2007/11/20
2,837 dead
2,176 missing
5,488,216 affected (1,322,824 families)
Houses damaged: 1,123,553
Crops damaged: 1,419,683 acre

OCHA Situation Report No.2 2007/11/17
1,500 dead
A large number of missing
Thousands injured



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Report/Articles
  • Government of Bangladesh 2007/12/29
    Situation Report 29 December 2007
  • OCHA Situation Report No.10 (2007/11/26)
    As of 26 November, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) official reports indicated that more than 7 million people were affected by Cyclone Sidr, with a death toll of 3,243 people, with a further 880 missing and 34,708 injured.
  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2007/10/26
    Updated official report from MoFDM (as of 26 Nov.)illustrates that the number of death caused by tropical cyclone 'SIDR' has risen to 3243 affecting 7.0 million people of 1.65 million families.
  • OCHA Situation Report No.8 (2007/11/23)
    As of 23 November, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) official reports indicated that more than 6.7 million people were affected by Cyclone Sidr, with a death toll of 3,033 people, with a further 1,828 missing and 34,511 injured.
  • news24.com 2007/11/21
    The cyclone zone has been struck with water-borne diseases and two children died of diarrhoea on 20 November, 2007 in the hard-hit district of Patuakhali, Dhaka\'s Daily Star newspaper reported, quoting local health officials.

  • OCHA Situation Report No.6 (2007/11/22)
    More than 5 million people in 30 districts were affected by the storm.
    As of 21 November, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) official reports indicated a death toll of 2,942 people, with a further 1,724 missing and 28,188 injured.
  • OCHA Situation Report No.5 (2007/11/21)
    More than 4 million people in 28 southern districts are now known to have been directly affected by the cyclonic storms. As of 20 November, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) official reports indicated an increasing death toll of 3,447 people, with a further 2,062 missing and 6,611 injured.
  • OCHA ReliefWeb- Report from Government of Bangladesh 2007/11/20
    Updated official report illustrates that the number of death caused by tropical cyclone SIDR has risen to 2,837. Updates also indicate that 5,488,216 people of 1,322,824 families were affected by the cyclone.
  • OCHA Situation Report No.2 2007/11/17
    Cyclone Sidr (Category IV) hit Bangladesh on the evening of 15 November, 2007. Initial unconfirmed reports indicate that the death toll is over 1,500 people, with a large number of missing and thousands injured. As communication is disrupted and some areas still inaccessible, the number of fatalities is likely to increase.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2007/11/19
    The confirmed death toll from the cyclone reached 3,113 by 19 November, 2007, while 3,322 are injured and 1,063 missing, the official said.
  • IRIN Asia News 2007/11/20
    Six days after Cyclone Sidr struck, the worst in over 15 years, the official toll stands at 2,625, but that figure is changing by the hour.
    According to the Bangladesh Food and Disaster Management Ministry, some 3.2 million people were affected when the powerful Category 4 storm ravaged much of the country’s southwestern coastal area on the night of 15 November resulting in large-scale devastation. Fifteen of the country’s 64 districts were affected, 11 of them severely.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2007/11/18
    The government put the official toll at 2,471 confirmed dead.
  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2007/11/18
    Up to 10,000 dead, millions homeless in Bangladesh: officials
  • Reuters AlertNet 2007/11/18
    The disaster ministry had recorded 2,300 deaths by 1500 GMT on 17 november, 2007, but local media put the figure at more than 3,500.
  • CNN.com 2007/11/17
    Local officials said at least 500 people were killed. But a United News of Bangladesh report put the death toll at at least 1,100.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2007/11/16
    Bangladesh cyclone kills 250; towns under water
  • Reuters AlertNet 2007/11/16
    Super cyclone kills 66 in Bangladesh, toll to rise
  • Reuters AlertNet 2007/11/16
    At least 25 people died and dozens were missing as a super cyclone packing winds of 250 kph (155 mph) battered vast areas of the Bangladeshi coast overnight, early reports said on 16 November, 2007.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2007/11/16
    Television news reports said more than 100 fishing boats in the Bay of Bengal had to failed to return to shore despite repeated storm warnings given over the radio.
    Sixteen Bangladesh fishermen went missing after their fishing boat sank in Cox's Bazar, a local fishing association said late on 15 November, 2007.
  • CNN.com 2007/11/15
    At least 620,000 people had moved into official shelters and 3.2 million people were expected to be evacuated in all, said a senior government official in Dhaka.
  • CNN.com 2007/11/15
    Cyclone weakens as it hits land
  • Reuters AlertNet 2007/11/15
    Bangladesh evacuates thousands as storm nears
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