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Govt orders special preparations in six districts to tackle cyclone

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Sat, 25 May 24

The government has instructed special preparations to be made in six coastal districts to mitigate potential cyclone damage. These districts include Satkhira, Bagerhat, Khulna, Barguna, Patuakhali, and Bhola.

State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Mohibbur Rahman said this at a press conference organized to inform about the necessary preparations to deal with Cyclone Remal at the ministry's conference room today Saturday (May 25).

State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Mohibbur Rahman announced this during a press conference convened at the ministry's conference room on Saturday (May 25).

The State Minister said the government is prepared at all levels to deal with the possible impact of Cyclone ‘Remal’, which is expected to hit the coastal districts of Satkhira and Cox's Bazar by tomorrow evening.

He said, "A total of 78,000 volunteers from the Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP) have been kept ready to deal with cyclone 'Remal' in the coastal district."

"Around 4,000 cyclone shelter centers have been readied in the coastal districts, equipped with adequate dry food supplies," he added.

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) is expected to issue a great danger signal number 10 between 12:00 am today to 1:00 am tomorrow.

Citing the BMD, Mohibbur Rahman warned that parts of Satkhira and Cox's Bazar could face significant impact from Remal, with a potential tidal surge of 7-10 feet, heavy rainfall, and the risk of landslides in the hilly regions of Chattogram.

The BMD is actively monitoring the situation, providing forecasts, and collaborating with various sources of data for proactive decision-making.

"The NDRCC of the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry is functioning round-the-clock to disseminate cyclone-related information... Additionally, we are in constant communication with specialized regional weather stations in India," the state minister further stated.

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