All disaster preparedness is set in Ctg to cope with ‘Bulbul’

CHATTOGRAM District Administration, Chattogram Port

Authority (CPA), Chattogram Civil Surgeon, Chattogram City Corporation (CCC)

and Red Crescent Society have taken up massive preparations to cope with any

eventuality of the cyclonic storm Bulbul that formed over east-central Bay.

The district administration in an emergency meeting this afternoon,

chaired by Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Ilias Hossain, 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.

Ilias Hossain said a total of 2,758 cyclone shelter centres including

2,269 primary schools have been prepared in all coastal upazilas of the

district.

Leaves of all officials, employees, doctors and nurses have been cancelled

and kept them standby to face any eventuality of the cyclonic storm, said

Ilias, also chairman of the district disaster management committee.

Sufficient volunteers including members of Red Crescent Society have

already prepared to cope with the upcoming disasters, he said, adding,

Announcement through loud speakers about the cyclone awareness began this

morning and it will be continued until further notice.

A total of 284 medical teams with 5,000 health workers, adequate number of

volunteers of the Red Crescent Society have been kept ready and district

administration is monitoring round the clock in this regard, Dr Azizur

Rahman, civil surgeon of Chattogram, told BSS.

The concerned authorities and agencies have separately opened several

control rooms to monitor the pre and post cyclonic situation.

Under the influence of Cyclonic storm Bulbul, the activities of Chattogram

Port Authority (CPA) have already stopped from 12 noon today, CPA Secretary

Mohammad Omar Faruk said.

The vessels, anchored at the jetties, are being taken to the safer places

especially in outer anchorage with a view to protecting the jetties from any

impending destruction likely to be caused by the cyclone, he added.

All the vehicles of Chattogram City Corporation are prepared to respond to

any emergency call, Engineer Sudip Bashak of CCC said.

The ward councilors are working in their respective areas to aware people

and also coordinating different voluntary organisations and non government

organisations to face probable consequence of the cyclone.

In the backdrop of hoisting maritime port Chattogram signal number four,

all fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have been

advised to remain in shelter till further notice.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)