Disaster Risk Index (DRI) for Tropical Cyclone of Bangladesh

Disaster Risk Index (DRI) for Tropical Cyclone of Bangladesh
Authors : Shamim Ara Bobby
Publication Date: 30-05-2012


Author(s):  Shamim Ara Bobby

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Vol.1 - Issue 3 ( May- 2012)

e-ISSN:   2278-0181


The risk and magnitude of damages to people and property due to natural disasters are very severe in Bangladesh. Cyclone is one of the major natural disasters in context of Bangladesh. Since it is a natural phenomenon, occurrence of cyclone cannot be prohibited. But the occurrence time of a cyclone can be predicted from statistics. So, reduction of losses and possible mitigation measures can be taken easily if desired. Cyclone not only affects life of people but also has huge impact on social and economic losses. Geographical location of Bangladesh is primarily responsible for cyclone disasters. Although it is a physical phenomenon it affects society, community, people, institutions, environment and the overall development of the country. Due to cyclone hazard it is difficult to meet the targets of the MDG°«S. There is a very good relationship between development process and cyclone risk. The DRI developed here provides the national decision makers access the information to identify risk and propose adequate disaster risk management policies. This paper presented different perspective of cyclone risk assessment and established cyclone Disaster Risk Index (DRI) for the local level for Bangladesh. This will help to prepare and plan habitable human settlements at coastal areas.


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