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Remal moving towards Bangladesh coast 

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Published: 20:25, 25 May 2024  
Remal moving towards Bangladesh coast 

Cyclonic storm ‘Remal’ is moving towards Bangladesh coast and to make landfall in the coastal districts Satkhira and Cox's Bazar.

State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Mohibur Rahman at a press conference on Saturday said cyclonic storm Remal is likely to hit the coastal regions of Satkhira, Khulna and Chattogram by Sunday (May 26) evening. 

Cautionary great danger signal may be issued on Saturday night. Parts of Satkhira and Cox’s Bazar could be significantly impacted by the cyclonic storm, with a potential seven to ten-feet high tidal surge, heavy rainfall, and landslides in the hilly areas of Chattogram. 

Almost 4,000 shelter centres have been prepared in the coastal districts, equipped with adequate dry food. A total of 80,000 volunteers are ready to tackle the situation and all necessary preparations have been taken, said Mohibur Rahman. 

The government has taken all necessary preparations to handle any destructive situation caused by the cyclone. The authorities already directed all relevant organizations alongside involving 78,000 volunteers for launching massive evacuation drive to shift vulnerable populations to safer places.

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number three lowering distant cautionary signal number in the wake of the deep depression over the North Bay, a special weather bulletin of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said.

The deep depression over East central bay and adjoining west central bay moved northwards over the same area (near lat: 18.2on, lon: 89.8oe) and was centered at 12 noon on Saturday about 500 kms southwest of Chattogram port, 435 kms southwest of Cox's Bazer port, 475 kms south of Mongla port and 425 kms south of Payra port, it added.

 All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea have been advised to take shelter immediately.