30th anniversary of Bangladesh cyclone

Damage from 1985 cyclone (BBC)

Damage from 1985 cyclone (BBC)

Very early on May 25, 1985, a severe cyclone came ashore near Chittagong, Bangladesh.  It inundated many islands with a storm surge near 10 feet (3 m) in depth and whipped the mainland with winds of 96 mph (154 km/hr).  Despite plenty of warning time, people had few shelters and little transportation to reach them.  Over 11,000 people perished in the storm.