Most of the land forms a delta from three main rivers - Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna - and 25 per cent of Bangladesh is less than 1 m above sea level. This seasonal flooding is beneficial as it provides water for the rice and jute (two main crops in the area) it also helps to keep the soil fertile.
Bangladesh also experiences many tropical cyclones [tropical storm: A low pressure system in the tropical latitudes which has high winds and rainfall.
Facts about Bangladesh Floods present the interesting information about the flood which affects the land area around the Ganges Delta. The risk of being swept by flood is very high in Bangladesh because 80 percent of the land is flood plain.
The defence against the flood in Bangladesh was conducted by installing the reinforced and strengthened embankments.

The risk of having flood is very high in June to September.  The people experience monsoon in that period of time.
There are around 7 million homes damaged and 5,000 people killed when the flood is coming every year. If the flood occurs in small scale, it gives benefit for the people due to the sediment deposited by the flood water. In the beginning of October 2005, the Bangladeshi experienced another flood which damaged dozens of villages. Bangladesh is one of the worlds most densely populated countries it is also one of the poorest countries in the world.
The people and landscape in Bangladesh are deeply affected due to the presence of various tributaries of Bay of Bengal and Ganges Delta.

Moreover, 75 percent of the Bangladesh land is located less than 10 meter above the sea elevation. The flood is prone because of the melt water from Himalayas which can last for at least one month.
The flood affects at least 18 percent of total land area in Bangladesh or 26,000 kilometer square.

Disaster preparedness
Faraday cage car battery
Storing water for emergency


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