Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson


Disaster Prep Lessons From Monsoon Season

What Texas can learn from a poverty-stricken island.

Bangladesh is located in a large river delta, making it both fertile and extremely vulnerable to disasters. In 2007, Cyclone Sidr destroyed parts of this low-lying Bangladeshi island.

The death toll of Bangladesh’s brutal monsoon season keeps growing. Authorities estimate that flooding has killed at least 120 people and affected some 5 million others since mid-July.

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