Cyclone Sidr battered the coast of Bangladesh in November 2007. What will the lasting effects be?

Here is how the news of the cyclone broke. Later there was more infomation about the effects of the cyclone. The emergency response was rapid. Many survived the cyclone itself, but could not survive in the conditions it left behind. The aid effort gathered pace. 

How have Bangladesh’s natural coastal flooding defences, the mangroves, held up to the cyclone? Three months on and many people were still homeless. Lack of proper housing for victims of Cyclone Sidr left them vulnerable as the monsoon rains approached. This was echoed later in the season.

The BBC World Service took a boat journey through Bangladesh in the aftermath of the 2007 cyclone to see how people were being affected.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) provides cyclone warnings for the Indian Ocean area.

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