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Remal likely to hit coastal areas by Sunday evening : State Minister

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Published: 14:21, 25 May 2024

Update: 14:49, 25 May 2024

Remal likely to hit coastal areas by Sunday evening : State Minister

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State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Mohibur Rahman on Saturday (25 May) said cyclonic storm 'Remal' is projected to make landfall in the coastal regions of Satkhira in Khulna and Cox’s Bazar in Chattogram by Sunday evening.

Almost 4,000 shelter centres have been prepared in the coastal districts,  equipped with adequate dry food, he said while speaking at a press briefing held at the Secretariat.

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) may issue  great danger signal number 10 between 12 am Saturday to 1 am Sunday, said the minister.

Currently, the maritime ports have been asked to maintain local cautionary signal no one and No 3 signal will be issued within a few hours, he said.

80,000 volunteers are ready to tackle the situation and all necessary preparations have been taken, said Mohibur Rahman.

The State Minister also warned that parts of Satkhira and Cox’s Bazar could be significantly impacted by the cyclonic storm, with a potential 7-10 feet high tidal surge, heavy rainfall, and landslides in the hilly areas of Chattogram.

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