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LSU helps Bangladesh save lives by providing storm surge models 24 hours in advance of cyclone Sidr

Storm Surge Model

Supercomputing capabilities at university pinpointed at-risk locations and saved lives

BATON ROUGE – Early on the morning of Nov. 16, Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh and showed no mercy. The death toll continues to rise even today. Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless. But, nearly 24 hours in advance of the storm, Hassan Mashriqui, assistant extension professor of coastal engineering with LSU, the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, gave Bangladesh emergency officials storm surge maps so detailed that area agencies were able to take action, saving countless lives.

For more information, please contact Mashriqui at 225-588-1936 or cemash@lsu.edu.

Photos available for download at www.lsu.edu/pa/photos.

Contact Ashley Berthelot
LSU Media Relations

More news and information can be found on LSU’s home page at www.lsu.edu

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