More than three thousand people are dead, and a million are now homeless in Bangladesh. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is reporting that the amount of damage caused is hard to gauge, but will only escalate within the next few days:
Even as the tally of the number of victims of cyclone SIDR continues to rise following early assessment reports by various agencies, it is also becoming obvious that the scale of its devastation is much more than just what these figures reveal.
In fact the figures may not tell the whole picture for days to come, since there is a continuing breakdown of telecommunication and transportation links.
It's still debatable whether global warming can be attributed as a cause. A number of agencies are accepting donations for victims, click here for general information on how to help.