In May of this year Cyclone Roanu hit Sri Lanka and travelled up the east coast of India to hit southern Bangladesh. There were other things happening that took the headlines, and so this didn't get much attention.
Worst hit was Sri Lanka, where there was severe flooding from the storm. The Guardian reported on 21 May:
Landslides and heavy flooding have killed at least 73 people in Sri Lanka, with scores more missing and hundreds of thousands forced to flee their homes.
Torrential rains have deluged the island nation since last weekend, triggering huge landslides that have buried victims in up to 15 metres (50 feet) of mud.
In the capital, Colombo, thousands of homes remained inundated, though there were signs that the waters were receding, according to AP. About 243,000 people remained in temporary shelters nationwide.
Cyclone Winston - How can you help in Fiji?
Tropical Cyclone Winston went through Fiji on the weekend of 20-21 February, with devastating results. Many Kiwis have holidayed in Fiji, and now we see the pictures of the destruction of the storm. We want to do what we can to help.
The clean up is going to take a long time. Mr Peni Dolavale, President Fiji Baptist Convention, has appealed to the larger Baptist family worldwide to pray and support them in whatever way possible in this emergency disaster situation.
APBAid (the aid department of the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation) is exploring ways and means to help support them.