DISCUSSION: As we turn the clocks back to April 29th, 1991, we return back to a historic tropical cyclone-based weather event which severely impacted Southeast Bangladesh. This particular tropical cyclone event at the time of landfall was packing sustained winds of approximately 155 mph in the during the late night hours. A 20-foot storm surge inundated the offshore islands south of Chittagong and pushed water from the Bay of Bengal inland for miles. Best estimates put the loss of life from this cyclone between 135,000 and 145,000 people. It goes without saying that this event left a sincere mark on the memory of millions of people across this part of the world. To learn more about this tropical cyclone event, feel free to click the following link.
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