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.


Janie Junebug said...

I hope the people of Bangladesh never need those shelters.


Rita said...

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

CWMartin said...

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

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Janie.....Me too

Rita.......Yes they do

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


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