Cyclone in Bangladesh

You know we're on this island blogging about local politics and events and news, and I'd like to offer my condolences to those who knew the teacher that died from a motorcycle collision this past weekend by the way, as I'm taking a different tack here.

Bangladesh was just struck hard by a tropical cyclone (the equivalent of a hurricane in those parts). As of now, over three thousand deaths, with the official number certain to rise greatly. I cannot imagine such a sudden loss of life. We in the western world really need to appreciate our standard of living. We have for the most part sturdier accommodations available to us and facilities like clean water and electricity that we take for granted - we're unlikely to ever experience that kind of decimation on that kind of scale in Bermuda. It's very humbling.

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