Overall Orange alert Flood
in Bangladesh

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This flood can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101720
Glide number: FL-2022-000354-BGD
Death: 35
Displaced: 219000
Countries: Bangladesh
From - To 24 Oct - 29 Oct

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Tropical Storm Sitrang, Bangladesh, Late October 2022Tropical Storm Sitrang made landfall on 24 October 2022 near Rangabali upazila (sub-district) of Patuakhali district, Bangladesh. Sitrang then weakened to a Tropical Depression moving northwards over Bangladesh, and further dissipating on 25 October. Some coastal areas were flooded due to storm surge in areas of Bagerhat, Bhola, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Barisal and Chittagong Districts. GDACS / HWRF reported storm surge of 1 to 1.5 metres. Bangladesh Red Crescent said rain and thundershowers swept over the other parts of the country, including the capital Dhaka. UNOCHA said more than 219,000 people evacuated to temporary storm shelters. According to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), 10,000 houses and 6,000 hectares of crops were damaged. Another 1,000 fish enclosures were destroyed. At least 35 people died (according to media reports). Need Assessment Working Group (NAWG) reported 1.5 million people affected, mostly in Bhola, Bagerhat, Barguna, Cox’s Bazar, Khulna, Patuakhali districts. Note: Media reported most fatalities and much of the damage was a result of wind damage. however, official data didn't differentiate between wind or flood damage.Sat 29 Oct 2022FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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Orange flood alert in Bangladesh2022-10-30T11:05+0100.

Tropical Storm Sitrang, Bangladesh, Late October 2022 Tropical Storm Sitrang made landfall on 24 October 2022 near Rangabali upazila (sub-district) of Patuakhali district, Bangladesh. Sitrang then weakened to a Tropical Depression moving no
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Flood relief efforts: role of Pakistan Navy2022-10-27T03:02+0200.

Climate change has become the biggest threat to human life being faced by the modern world. For 70% of nations in the world today, including Pakistan, climate change is now a national security issue. This inevitable disaster has a multitude
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Cyclone Sitrang wreaks havoc across Assam, other states; ICG saves liv ... 2022-10-26T14:20+0200.

Several eastern and northeastern Indian states, as well as Bangladesh, have been hit by Cyclone Sitrang. Assam's situation is still dire as of Tuesday since the flood brought on by Cyclone "Sitrang" has affected around 1100 people in 83 vil
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Hundreds of thousands evacuated as tropical storm approaches Banglades ... 2022-10-24T18:48+0200.

Fishermen on the Bay of Bengal coast secure their boats anticipating a storm in Patenga, Chittagong. Authorities in Bangladesh were evacuating hundreds of thousands of people as a tropical storm quickly approached (AP/PA) Authorities in
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