345 shelter centers open at Noakhali


NOAKHALI, Nov 8, 2019 (BSS) – A total of 345 shelter centers have been
opened at the three coastal upazilas of the district to evacuate people there
for saving their lives from the cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ that formed over
east-central Bay.

In this regard, an emergency meeting organised by cyclone preparedness and
disaster management committee was held today at the conference room of the
Deputy Commissioner with Additional Deputy Commissioner Israt Shadmin in the

The meeting decided to keep standby medical teams with adequate relief
materials including drinking water and dry foods in all shelter centres
during pre and post cyclone situation.

As preparation, a total of 11 medical teams with 6,240 volunteers have
been kept ready to provide necessary health facilities and control rooms have
been opened at Hatiya, Suborno Char and Companiganj in Noakhali district.

Besides, dry foods have been sent to the upazilas and 300 tonnes of rice
and Taka five lakh in cash are ready for distribution.

Announcement through loud speakers for raising mass awareness about the
cyclone began this morning and it will be continued until further notice.