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Bangladesh: Tropical Cyclone: 2016/05/21 Country Information on DRR

Period 2016/05/21
Country or District Bangladesh
Event Type Tropical Cyclone
Outline Cyclone Roanu battered coastal Bangladesh on 21 May 2016, killing at least 21 people and injuring many more.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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UNOCHA 2016/05/30
As of 25 May, the Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT) phase 1 joint needs assessment indicated that Tropical Storm Roanu affected 1.3 million people across 15 districts. Roanu left 27 people dead (12 women and 15 men) and displaced over 200,000 people.

UNOCHA 2016/05/23
On 23 May, government authorities confirmed that over 1 million people affected by Tropical Storm Roanu have been evacuated. Roanu, which made landfall in Bangladesh on 21 May, caused at least 20 fatalities and damaged more than 80,000 houses across 15 districts, Chittagong, Noakhali, Lakshmipur and Chandpur districts were the worst hit.

Reuters 2016/05/22
Authorities in low-lying Bangladesh have moved about 500,000 people into 3,500 shelters, the disaster minister said.


International Charter 2016/05/25
Cyclone Roanu in Bangladesh