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Mangroves protected communities from Cyclone Bulbul

January 29, 2020
News item image Mangroves protected the region through reduced wind speed

Evidence is emerging that the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest protected communities in India and Bangladesh from some of the worst impacts of Cyclone Bulbul on November 9th 2019. The forest is reported to have reduced wind speed by around 20 kilometres an hour and thereby protected the southern Bengal region from the fury of the storm. However, the forest was itself greatly damaged in the process.