Dhaka: Bangladesh on Friday issued the hazard alert over cyclone “Bulbul” that’s heading in direction of its coastlines.
A particular bulletin of Bangladesh Meteorological Division on Friday at 6 p. m. native time stated the cyclone was now staying at 495 km southwest of Bangladesh’s Mongla port in southern Khulna area and 620 km southwest of Chattogram port in southeastern Bangladesh.
Ayesha Khatun, a senior meteorologist, advised journalists Friday night time that climate forecasters have been requested to hoist hazard sign No. 6 for Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar, a seaside metropolis in southeast Bangladesh and sign No. 7 for Mongla seaport in southwest Bangladesh.
All of the fishing boats, trawlers and maritime vessels have been suggested to stay in shelter until additional discover, studies Xinhua information company.
TV studies stated southern and southeastern coastal districts have been experiencing gusty winds from Friday morning because the cyclone was approaching.
Tv footage confirmed Friday afternoon widespread flooding in coastal areas of Khulna and Chattogram and different districts the place lots of of hundreds of individuals have reportedly been evacuated from their properties.
Bulletins have been being made in loudspeakers within the coastal districts and crimson flags have been raised in catastrophe inclined areas.
Cities together with capital Dhaka are experiencing drizzle and gusty wind on Friday afternoon as an impression of the advancing cyclone.
Twister and cyclones are frequent occurrences in Bangladesh.
Cyclone Aila, which hit Bangladesh’s southwestern coast in Could 2009, left a minimum of 179 individuals useless and over three million affected, with an financial lack of 18.85 billion taka.
In 2007, Cyclone Sidr hit the nation’s southwestern coastal belt, leaving greater than 4,000 individuals useless or lacking.