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Bangladesh: Disaster Management Information Centre situation report 30 Oct 2008, 12:00

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Summary of Tropical Storm "Rashmi" Damage

Current Situation: A Tropical Storm "Rashmi" hit Bangladesh coastal area on October 26, 2008 around 2300. Due to the storm 7 persons died and 4 were reported missing. 27 upazilas, 94 unions, 92701 families, 321831 people were affected. Moreover 775 acres of crops totally, 18022 acres partially, 4360 households totally, 12404 partially, 100 acres of shrimp farm, 212 km roads , 28 km embankments and 100 institutions partially damaged.

District wise Damage Report

Barisal

Aman, rabi crop and earthen (kacha) households of Mehendiganj, Hijla, Muladi and Bakerganj upazila damaged. 1 ferry in Meerganj of Babuganj upazila floated away and 1 trawler drown along with poltoon. 2 cattle in Kobai and Kalashkathhi unions of Bakerganj died. UNO reported 1 woman of Shafipur union of Bakerganj died. Damage reported as follows:

Affected unions - 28, area - 183.95 sq. km., people - 213437, families - 76019, households - 252 totally, 720 partially, crops - 8044 acre partially, educational institution - 84 partially, roads - 92 km partially, embankments - 6 km partially. In addition hatcheries, shrimp farms and trees were damaged.

Bhola

Tropical storm crossed Bhola at around 2300 on October 26, 2008 with heavy rainfall and gusty wind that originated tidal surge and damaged coastal area. 428 earthen (kacha) households totally and 805 partially damaged in Sadar upazila. Crops and betel leaf garden also damaged. Boats of few fishermen lost. 150 earthen (kacha) households totally and 300 partially damaged in Doulotkhan upazila. 3 persons injured in Joynagar union. 300 earthen (kacha) households totally and 500 partially damaged inside ring embankment area of Lalmohon upazila. 500 earthen (kacha) households totally and 800 partially damaged inside ring embankment area of Charfashion upazila. Crops of vast area and cattle affected in Charmadraz union as ring embankment breached. 2 persons died in Char-kukri-mukri union. 200 earthen (kacha) households totally and 300 partially damaged in Monpura upazila. 200 earthen (kacha) households and 1 educational institution partially damaged in Tojumudddin upazila. 1 person injured in Borhanuddin upazila. Besides earthen (kacha) households, trees & plants and crops of vast area badly affected, few cattle were missing. District administration provided BDT 10000 to each family of deceased persons and BDT 2000 to each family of injured persons.

Patuakhali

Total 11 fishermen were missing, 9 fishermen from Kalapara and 2 in Golachipa. 8 fishermen returned, 3 yet reported missing. Damage in 7 upazilas are reported as follows:

Affected unions - 65, area - 1628 sq. km., people - 98402, families - 14682, households - 1780 totally, 7724 partially, crops - 50 acre totally, 9878 acre partially, shrimp farm - 50 acre, religious institution - 22, earthen (kacha) roads - 120 km partially, embankments - 22 km partially. In addition hatcheries, pukur/jolashoy and paan boroj damaged.

Barguna

Communication among upazilas remained well established. No report regarding damage arrived yet. Concerned personnel are communicating with upazilas continuously. Ministry will be informed as soon as any information is received.

Pirojpur

No report regarding damage arrived yet. Concerned personnel are communicating with upazilas continuously.

Jhalokathhi

No report regarding damage arrived yet. Concerned personnel are communicating with upazilas continuously.

Khulna

Few area inundated as WAPDA embankment breached due to water pressure for tropical storm "Rashmi" on October 26, 2008 in Betagi union of Koyra upazila. In that area affected people - 10000, families - 2000, households - 750 totally, 1000 partially, shrimp farm - 50 acre equivalent to 2,56,66,795 BDT. 725 acre crops and 29 households partially damaged in Terokhada upazila. 24 huts in Gadaipur union of Paikgachha upazila and 2 huts in Fultala upazila damaged. Communication among upazilas remained well established.

Bagerhat

DRRO informed little loss/damage was reported from Morelganj after tropical storm. 1 person reported dead but not for the storm. No report regarding damage arrived yet from upazilas.

Satkhira

No report regarding damage arrived yet. Concerned personnel are communicating with upazilas continuously.

Chittagong

No report regarding damage arrived yet. Concerned personnel are communicating with upazilas continuously.

Cox's Baazar

No report regarding damage arrived yet. Concerned personnel are communicating with upazilas continuously.

Noakhali

100 acre of crops and few earthen (kacha) households damaged in Hatia upazila. No other report regarding damage arrived yet from any other upazila. Concerned personnel are communicating with upazilas continuously.

Laxmipur

1 person at Ramgati and 1 at Kamalnagar upazila reported injured. Yet 1 fisherman reported missing in Ramgati. But no confirmation of death of any person reported. 597 ouseholds damaged partially in these 2 upazilas. Concerned personnel are communicating with upazilas continuously.

Feni

Few earthen (kacha) households damaged but no other information regarding damage reported yet.

Chandpur

An infant died in 11 number Hatila West union of Haziganj police station. No other information regarding damage reported yet. Concerned personnel are communicating with upazilas continuously.

Sariatpur

1 died in Charmonpura village of Nalmuri union of Goshairghat upazila. No other information regarding damage reported yet. Concerned personnel are communicating with upazilas continuously.

Narayanganj

2 died and 3 injured in Kanchpur union of Sonargaon upazila. No other information regarding damage reported yet. Concerned personnel are communicating with upazilas continuously.

Casualty Summary

Total 7 died and 4 fishermen (3 in Patuakhali and 1 in Laxmipur) repoted missing.

[Source: Relief Control Cell, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management]
[Data Date: October 29, 2008]