Natural calamity

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Natural calamity is a natural event which has an unfavorable socio-economic impact on the whole environment. Now a days, they have become more frequent because of the climatic change over the world. That is why they are now called a global problem. Bangladesh is very prone to natural calamities.
There are  few usual natural calamities like floods, earthquake, tidal bores, excessive rainfall, cyclones,  riverbank erosion, drought etc. visit Bangladesh. Another natural calamity, greenhouse effect is creeping towards us. Among these, floods and cyclones are the two main natural calamities in Bangladesh.
History of floods in this country is perhaps inseparable from the history of this land. In every century, the Bengal Delta witnessed the visit of about half a dozen floods, almost equal to the magnitude and intensity of those in 1988 and 1998. Besides, there were floods with lesser magnitude almost in every year.
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Only from 1981 to 1985, 174 severe cyclones formed in the Bay of Bengal. This short statistics shows the frequency of cyclone in Bangladesh. The two most deadly cyclones of Bangladesh were Cyclone of 1970 and cyclone Sidr of 2007. Cyclone of 1970 blew over the coastal areas with a wind velocity of about 222 km/hr. and caused death of about 500,000 people. The damage of property and crops was colossal. The wind velocity of cyclone sidr was recorded 240 km/hr. with a tidal surge upto 20 feet at some point. About 10,000 people were reported dead. Though death toll of sidr was less than that of cyclone of 1970, its devastation was comparable to none of the previous cyclones. It flattened 22 coastal districts to the ground. On late April, 2008 another terrible cyclone 'Nargis' formed in the Bay of Bengal. It was named so in the annual meeting of Escape Pannel on Tropical cyclone in 2004. However, the cyclone turned it's way and blew over Myanmar on May 3, 2008. Thus, the coastal areas of Bangladesh freed from another nightmare experience.
During the last 50 years, Bangladesh suffered about 20 serious drought conditions. Besides, almost 20-46 percent land of Bangladesh is being affected by droughts of various magnitude every year. Riverbank erosion is another natural hazard in Bangladesh. Some researchers have reported that riverbank erosion is taking place in about 94 upazilas of the country.
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Natural calamity Picture
Nature is too vindictive to forgive any thoughtless act. it takes its revenge through the blows of natural calamities. The first and foremost reason behind natural calamities in Bangladesh is our thoughtless activities towards natural throughout the world. We are destroying forests, Ozone Layer and so on and thus leading us towards natural calamities. On the other hand, geographical position, monsoon, melting of snow in the Himalayas and glaciers etc. are some vital reasons of natural calamities in Bangladesh.
Natural calamities in Bangladesh have been taking a huge toll of human lives, cattle and property every year. Due to the severe blows of natural calamities in Bangladesh, Struggle of the people for making sustainable development ends in smoke. Even the G-7 summit in Paris in July 1989 expressed concern about the severity and frequency of natural calamities in Bangladesh.
The Ministry of Disaster Management has been working to deal with natural calamities in Bangladesh.
At the same time, the govt. is also trying to ensure a developed warning system and sufficient precautionary measure.
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Natural calamity Picture
Being a natural phenomenon, it is not possible to prevent natural calamities. We can take some protective mean sure to lessen the suffering of the victims. At the same time, we can make sufficient efforts to minimise the havoc of natural calamities. For this, both long and short term plans should be taken. Long term plans should necessarily include large scale afforestation to ensure a better environment. In addition, warning system has to be improved and all concerned have to be well-equipped and well trained to ensure emergency service. Finally, we should raise awareness in people to protect our lives and properties from the tremendous attack of natural calamities.
 During natural calamities, the lovely look of the Natural Queen turns furious. Natural calamities cause huge loss to our country. However, the effects of those may be mitigated with the combined efforts of both the govt. and the mass people. Above all, we all must love natural and try our level best to keep her pollution free and healthy.


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