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1.5 million people affected by Cyclone Yaas

  • Published at 10:14 am June 4th, 2021
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Tidal surges overflowed an embankment and flooded several villages in Gabura union under Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira on Tuesday afternoon Focus Bangla

The cyclone left nine people dead

Cyclone Yaas has directly affected 1.5 million people and destroyed 26,000 houses in different districts of Bangladesh.

The cyclone affected 82 upazilas and 13 municipalities in 16 districts of the country, leaving nine people dead.

Preliminary reports from the disaster-stricken district and upazila local administrations on Thursday revealed such information, reports Bangla Tribune.

The figures for the damage were compiled by the Department of Disaster Management.

Hundreds of trees were uprooted while all semi-pucca and thatched houses were destroyed at Armukhi village in Sadar upazila of Jhenaidah district on Tuesday night Dhaka Tribune

According to the report, thousands of people on the coast had to face huge tidal waves, heavy rain and storm while their houses and embankments collapsed due to cyclone Yaas.

The cyclone affected around 200,000 people and destroyed 100 houses in Noakhali. While 559,363 people were affected, 4,209 houses partially and 484 houses completely destroyed in eight upazilas of Patuakhali district.

Besides, 108,000 people were affected in Pirojpur and 94 houses were partially damaged in Jhenaidah.

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Satkhira district incurred the highest loss for the cyclone. At least 94,850 people were affected. A 5.75km long embankment protecting the district’s Asashuni, Debhata, Kaliganj, and Shyamnagar upazilas collapsed due to high tidal waves. In addition, six thousand 738 hectares of fishing grounds were also damaged.

Around 24,916 people were affected and 690 houses were partially destroyed in Bagerhat district. 

In Barguna, 17,320 people from different upazilas were affected by the cyclone while 1,800 houses were partially destroyed. In Bhola, 7,730 houses were partially destroyed and 3,579 were completely destroyed.

In Cox's Bazar, 20,000 people were affected and 2,470 houses were partially damaged. In Feni, 200 houses were partially destroyed. 

Tidal surges overflowed an embankment and flooded several villages in Gabura union under Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira on Tuesday afternoon Focus Bangla

Around 149,000 people in Jhalakati were affected by the cyclone and 50 houses were destroyed. At least 2,240 houses were partially or completely damaged in four upazilas of Khulna, affecting around 6,500 people. 

Meanwhile, 22,000 people in Laxmipur have been affected due to the cyclone. 

At least 127,162 people in 10 upazilas and six municipalities of Barisal were affected, the report said, adding that 1,200 houses in the district were partially and completely destroyed. 

The cyclone has affected Borhanuddin, Daulatkhan, Lalmohan, Tajumuddin, Char Fashion and Monpura areas in Bhola where 169,260 people have been affected.

According to the Department of Disaster Management, a preliminary estimate of the damage has been received from the local administration. All the departments of the district administration will send the final account in a form which will be taken into consideration.