345 shelter centers open at Noakhali

NOAKHALI A total of 345 shelter centers have been

opened at the three coastal upazilas of the district to evacuate people there

for saving their lives from the cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' that formed over

east-central Bay.

In this regard, an emergency meeting organised by cyclone preparedness and

disaster management committee was held today at the conference room of the

Deputy Commissioner with Additional Deputy Commissioner Israt Shadmin in the


The meeting decided to keep standby medical teams with adequate relief

materials including drinking water and dry foods in all shelter centres

during pre and post cyclone situation.

As preparation, a total of 11 medical teams with 6,240 volunteers have

been kept ready to provide necessary health facilities and control rooms have

been opened at Hatiya, Suborno Char and Companiganj in Noakhali district.

Besides, dry foods have been sent to the upazilas and 300 tonnes of rice

and Taka five lakh in cash are ready for distribution.

Announcement through loud speakers for raising mass awareness about the

cyclone began this morning and it will be continued until further notice.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)