Envoyé : samedi 4 mai 2019 07:00
À : Corentin Decaen <;
Objet : RSOE EDIS – Event Report – Tropical Storm : [Coastal area] Khulna Division, Bangladesh, Asia
Importance : Haute


RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service, Budapest, Hungary
Event report

May 4th 2019 04:56 AM – Tropical Storm – TC-20190504-67746-BGD

Base information

EDIS Code: TC-20190504-67746-BGD
Event date: May 4th 2019 04:56 AM
Category: Tropical Storm
Continent: Asia
Country: Bangladesh
State: Khulna Division
Location: [Coastal area]
21.9497274,89.1833304 (WGS84 decimal)

CAP Information

Category: Met - Meteorological (inc. flood)
Urgency: Past - Responsive action is no longer required
Severity: Extreme - Extraordinary threat to life or property
Scope: Public - For general dissemination to unrestricted audiences
Certainty: Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing

Event details

Authorities in Bangladesh evacuated about 400,000 people and took them to cyclone shelters – decades-old, raised concrete structures – as the weather office forecast that the storm would cross the country’s vast southwestern coastal region by midnight. The world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans, is located in the region. Shah Kamal, a Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief official, said Friday in the capital, Dhaka, that members of the navy and coast guard, as well as police and volunteers, were working around the clock to help with evacuations and stocking emergency supplies of dry food and medicine. "But I think we will not be affected severely given the weakening force of the cyclone Fani," he said. Operations of water vessels in Bangladesh, which is crisscrossed by about 130 rivers, were suspended since Thursday. Local media reports said at least 10 villages had been inundated with water in coastal Patuakhali district in southern Bangladesh after flood embankments were breached by the force of the cyclone. Authorities also halted activities at Chittagong Seaport, which handles 80% of the country’s overseas trade. Aid agencies warned that more than 1 million Rohingya from Myanmar living at refugee camps near the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar were at risk. Hillol Sobhan, local communications director for the aid group Care, said it had emergency supplies for refugees. Police used hand-held microphones to clear people off a beach in Cox’s Bazar and hoisted red flags near the choppy sea.

Event map

Google Maps for the region of the event

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Corentin DECAEN


Foundor of GeoAsia Spécialiste Chine/Japon

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