How could radar miss Cyclone Nargis danger?

This is a NASA photograph of the Cyclone Nargis as it approaches Burma or Myanmar (the land mass on the upper right) last week. India is to the left. The cyclone takes up most of the Bay of Bengal which is 2170 km large.

The government of Myanmar told the United Nations it warned its population of the devastating cyclone that struck over the weekend, but it lacked a radar to predict the high tidal waves that caused most of the fatalities, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday.

They must have very, very, very, very  bad weather equipment in Myanmar! The Cyclone was in the Bay of Bengal for at least two days.

The New York Times is now reporting that there may be over 100,000 people dead. There is no clean water. People are drinking coconut juice.


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