Tuesday 16 February 2021

Indestructible Stuff Day

 


Hi Tuesday, how are you, I am fine and of course it is indestructible stuff day and today's stuff is a cyclone shelter.


In 1970 a devastating natural disaster struck the low lying country of Bangladesh the Bhola Cyclone, a powerful windstorm brought wind, rain and tidal surges causing flooding, flaring homes and farms.


When rebuilding they erected big,strong storm-proof buildings on legs to hide in until danger passes during future storms. So since 1970 Bangladesh has built thousands of super-strength shelters across the flat land near the cost.


A flat roof is an important design feature, it allows helicopters to land on it to deliver supplies or evacuate people. These shelters often look like big boxes on stilts.

4 comments:

  1. I hope the people of Bangladesh never need those shelters.

    Love,
    Janie

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  2. They do look like big boxes on stilts!
    Good to know they are there. :)

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  3. So you and I have both posted about Bangladesh on successive days, lol!

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  4. Janie.....Me too

    Rita.......Yes they do

    Chris.........That is strange

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