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Objet : RSOE EDIS – Event Report – Tropical Storm : [Coastal area] Khulna Division, Bangladesh, Asia
Importance : Haute
RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service, Budapest, Hungary
May 4th 2019 04:56 AM – Tropical Storm – TC-20190504-67746-BGD
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.
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