Disaster Date: 25 Oct, 2022
Sitrang originated from an area of low pressure near the Bay of Bengal offshore the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on October 17. Sitrang caused the evacuation of about a million people, resulting in at least 35 deaths and damaging over 20,000 homes. Flooding and heavy rains were brought on by the cyclone in numerous regions, including the capital Dhaka. Over 8 million customers lost power.
Disaster Date: 27 May, 2021
Cyclone Yaas hit Bangladesh after causing a lot of damage and destruction in India. Before hitting, strong tidal waves damaged many coastal structures, dames and jetties. Many people have taken advantage of the multipurpose disaster shelters in the coastal districts of Bangladesh. It was reported that over 1200 people stayed in the MDSP cyclone shelters
Disaster Date: 21 May, 2020
yclone Amphan moved into Bangladesh after making a landfall in nearby West Bengal. Lots of people have moved into the cyclone shelters early that contributed minimal casualties. 30 Shelters were used to house approximately 650 people and over 30 domestic animals.
Disaster Date: 10 Nov, 2019
Cyclones Matmo and Bulbul made landfall near West Bengal, and crossed into Bangladesh. It caused severe flooding and storm surge in the country, with approximately 72,000 metric tons of crops being lost, with a value of 2.6 billion taka or 31 million usd. 22 MDSP shelters have given refuge to 400 people in the affected areas.
Disaster Date: 05 May, 2019
Cyclone Fani moved into Bangladesh after making landfall in Odisha. It killed 17 people in ten districts of Bangladesh. It destroyed about 63000 ha (16000 acres) of farmland in 35 districts of the country, the agricultural loss was at 385 million taka or 4.6 million usd. Total damage in Bangladesh were upto 5.36 billion taka or 63.6 million usd.Although Fani has been a super cyclone, devastation was significantly minimized with the early warning system and utilization of the cyclone shelters cum school constructed under Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project. Couple of hundred people and a few dozen domestic animals have taken refuge in the nearly completed shelters in Bhola and Feni districts. Local communities were delighted to have the cyclone shelters nearby.