25 May 2024, 22:06

Preparations taken to face Remal in Ctg

CHATTOGRAM, May 25, 2024 (BSS) - Chattogram District Administration has completed all preparations to face the impending severe cyclone ' Remal.'

Over 2,000 cyclone shelter centers including 1,789 primary schools are being prepared in all coastal upazilas of the district.

Meanwhile, the district administration in an emergency meeting on Saturday noon has taken up brisk preparations comprising all public utility departments and concerned agencies to cope with any eventuality of the cyclonic storm Remal.

 Different government organisations started awareness campaign through loud speaker and micking to leave the people from the coastal areas and take shelter in cyclone shelter centers.

People of the coastal upazilas including Sandwip, Banskhali, Anowara, Sitakunda and Mirsari are expected to take shelter in those cyclone centers.

Earlier, leaves of all officials, employees, doctors and nurses of the areas have been cancelled and kept ready standby to face any eventuality of the Remal, Abul Bashar Md Fakruzzaman, Deputy Commissioner of district administration told journalists.
A total of 284 medical teams with 5,000 health workers, adequate number of volunteers of the Red Crescent Society have been kept ready and district administration is monitoring round-the-clock in this regard, said A TM Pearul Islam, President of Chattogram Red Crescent Society.
Meantime, Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) has already stopped loading and unloading of goods from the vessels anchored both port jetties and its outer anchorage from 6 pm this evening in the backdrop of the cyclonic storm that formed over east central Bay.

CPA has sent all the ships of NCT, CCT to outer anchorage to reduce the damage due to the fear of cyclone. All lighter vessels have also been removed from the port channel, Port secretary Omar Faruk said.
Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Mayor Reazaul Karim Chowdhury has communicated continuously about the preparation and for latest updates with the officials of the met office in Chattogram, Chattogram Port Authority, district administration, Chattogram Civil Surgeon, Chattogram City Corporation and Red Crescent Society.
The met office directed the Chattogram and Cox's Bazar danger signal No. 6 on Saturday night as the severe cyclonic storm Remal is nearing the Bangladesh coasts.

Chattogram Port has been advised to keep hoisted danger signal number six covering Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur and their offshore islands and chars.

The bulletin asked all fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea to remain in shelter till further notice.
CPA, district administration, Chattogram Civil Surgeon, Chattogram City Corporation and Red Crescent Society have separately opened up control rooms to monitor the pre and post cyclonic storm Remal.
Adequate number of vehicles of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) is prepared to respond to any emergency call, the CCC sources said. The ward councilors are working in the areas to aware people and are also coordinating different voluntary organizations and non government organizations to face probable consequence of the cyclone.
All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have already taken shelter in the bank of Karnaphuli River.
Cyclone Remal, currently located around 495 kilometre South-Southwest of Piyra port and advancing towards the coast at a speed of 15 km, will cross Patuakhali tomorrow (May 26, 2024) night, the met office said.
Under the peripheral effect of the cyclone, North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh are likely to experience gusty or squally winds of 60-70 kph in addition to heavy to very heavy rainfall.




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