U.S. Preses George W. Bush said that an angry warld should condemn the wey Burma's militar rulers wur handlin the eftermath o sic a catastrophic cyclone. With damage estimated at more than $10 billion, the storm is the most destructive ever recorded in the Indian Ocean. About 75% of health facilities were damaged, as were 4,000 or more schools. In the flood zone, for instance, the researchers searched for evidence of water marks on buildings, scars on trees and rafted debris as indicators of the maximum water height. A Category 4 storm, Nargis was the eighth deadliest cyclone recorded worldwide. Georgia Institute of Technology. Cyclones are tropical storms with wind force 12, when the wind blows harder than 117 kilometres an hour. Dry air waikened the cyclone on Aprile 29, tho efter beginnin a steady eastward motion Nargis rapidly intensified tae attain peak winds o at least 165 km/h (105 mph) on Mey 2 accordin tae IMD observations; the JTWC assessed peak winds o 217 km/h (135 mph), makin it a waik Category 4 cyclone on the SSHS. Damage was estimated at over $10 billion, which made it the most damaging cyclone ever recorded in this basin. Among the findings of the study: the cyclone created a storm surge as much as five meters high – topped by two-meter storm waves – that together inundated areas as much as 50 kilometers inland. More than 130,000 people were killed. The program is also sponsoring detailed modeling and a follow up study being done at Georgia Tech by Fritz and Christopher Blount, one of his doctoral students. According to official figures, 84,500 people were killed and 53,800 went missing. Furthermair, some donatit aid items wur foond tae be available in the kintra's black mercat, an Burma's junta wairned on Mey 15 that legal action wad be taken against fowk who tradit or hoardit internaitional aid. It was the worst natural disaster ever in Myanmar (Burma). There were 75 percent of the buildings damaged in the Labutta Town due to Cyclone Nargis. It was the worst natural disaster ever in Myanmar (Burma). "In the 21st century with modern communication and all that has been learned about cyclones in the Bay of Bengal, there is no need for 138,000 people to be killed by a storm like this," Fritz said. "High water marks were photographed and located using global positioning system instruments. In early May 2008, Burma was struck by Cyclone Nargis, which left over 138,000 dead and tens of thousands injured, and 2.5 million homeless. It is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. Nargis is regarded as the worst disaster in the nation's history as well as the fourth-deadliest tropical cyclone on record. ScienceDaily, 10 August 2009. The missing one was 53,836. Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Nargis was an extremely destructive and deadly tropical cyclone that caused the worst natural disaster in the recorded history of Myanmar during early May 2008. In the July 2009 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience, researchers report on a field survey done three months after the disaster to document the extent of the flooding and resulting damage. Nargis is the deidliest named cyclone in the North Indian Ocean Basin, as well as the seicont deadliest named cyclone o aw time, ahind Typhoon Nina o 1975. Estimates range from 150,000 dead all the way up to the one million plus that would make Nargis the world’s deadliest cyclone. The Labutta Township alone was reported to have 80,000 dead, with about 10,000 more deaths in Bogale. Fritz hopes the work done by the survey team – which also included Swe Thwin of the Myanmar Coastal Conservation Society and Moe Kyaw and Nyein Chan of the Mingalar Myanmar NGO – will ultimately help reduce the human cost of major cyclones. ScienceDaily. The Labutta Township alone was reported to have 80,000 dead, with about 10,000 more deaths in Bogale. While the storm surge and waves weren't unusually high, the impact may have been worsened by the lack of nearby high ground for evacuation and loss of coastal mangrove forests that could have slowed the storm waves, Fritz said.