Local officials said at least 500 people were killed in the tropical storm. But for some, those estimates aren't good enough.
Covington isn't alone in his disdain for this cyclone's poor performance. Cheytana Anjanab concurs with Covington's grim assessment.
"The 24-hour news outlets have practically ignored us this time. What a waste of 572 lives. Imagine if 18,000 or more would have perished. I might have got to meet Soledad O'Brien."
Previous cyclones in this impoverished part of the world were responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths. In 1991, a similar cyclone nearly wiped the southern city of Chittagong off the map.
Anjanab chided the cyclone as if it were a child: "Sidr's effort was really lacking. Winds only at 131 mph? C'mon, you've got to try harder than that to raise that death toll."
"The '91 cyclone was very ambitious." Anjanab continued, "it really went out of its way to kill people — 140,000 in all. That's the year I had breakfast with Wolf Blitzer."