The 1991 Bangladesh cyclone was one of the most deadly natural events of recent history and serves as a constant reminder to people about just how destructive they can become. More efforts are now taking place that will inform the people of how to deal with these cyclones. The use of storm surge modeling techniques and weather forecasting technology is now warning people in advance of potential danger. The evacuation plans and communication efforts have improved greatly since 1991 and are now saving many lives. The low coastal elevation of Bangladesh is an extreme hazard zone for a large storm surge to hit. People need to be aware of this threat and have a designated evacuation route and shelter to go to. Extra preparation ahead of time will save many lives in the future.