Authorities order evacuation of 1.5 million people as Cyclone Bulbul approaches Bangladesh

November 10, 2019 9:43 AM |

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Around 100,000 people have been evacuated from the low-lying coastal villages and islands of Bangladesh. The landfall process has finally finished and Bulbul is now centered over Bangladesh, 80 km west/northwest of Khepupara. It is most likely to weaken into a Deep Depression during the next six hours.

Its effect has already been seen in the form of heavy showers and things are only going to get worse as there is more in the store for the country. In a span of 24 hours, from 8:30 am on Saturday, Barisal has recorded 139.5 mm of rainfall, followed by Khepupara 105 mm, Bhola 99 mm, Jessore 52 mm, Hatia 65 mm and Coxs Bazar 41 am.

Considering every possible damage, a high alert has been issued by the meteorological department of Bangladesh as the Cyclone may bring a storm surge extending up to seven feet in the coastal areas.

The authorities are doing every possible thing they can do so as to alert people. About 55,000 volunteers have been asked to go door-to-door and alert people about the storm.

Taking all this into consideration, a nationwide school test has been suspended and authorities have canceled the holidays of officials posted in coastal areas. They have also called off a traditional fair that involves a large number of people.

According to the reports presented by Dhaka Tribune, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief, Dr. Md Enamur Rahman, has advised residents from 13 coastal districts to come to safer areas by 2 pm (local time).

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