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Cyclone Mahasen causes storm damage 1,973 comments

I just spoke with our friends in Katakhali. Cyclone Mahasen in coastal Bangladesh caused a big storm in Katakhali during the last 30 hours. Thankfully, all the villagers took shelter in the Samhati Health Center and no one was hurt. However, there was extensive damage to the trees and plants in the cooperative and in the whole village — estimated damage just on the cooperative grounds is over 100,000 takas worth of trees/plants destroyed. Also, the roofs of many homes were blown off. Two of the 52 homes that Samhati rebuilt after SIDR/AILA have sustained substantial damage. One house that is in particularly bad shape is Sunitra’s home (she is the doctor’s assistant in our clinic).
Everyone is exhausted from being up all night during the storm… Samhati will work with the cooperative to help people make repairs.



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