Bhola Cyclone

Bangladesh, Pakistan


Date: November 12, 1970

Category: 3

Starting point: Bay of Bengal -> Bangladesh

Deaths/injury: 500,000 people

Short/long term damages: fishing boats, agriculture crops, cattle, homes. (450$ million)

Recovery: Yes, slowly yet surely rebuild and renovated building and changed more into an industrial place.

What could have limited the damages: If the people were more aware about the hurricane coming lots of more people would've evacuated however since they have lots of hurricanes in Pakistan and it was only category 3, people were not worried. Also the weather forecast warned about the hurricane on radios so many people were not notified.