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Low-lying areas of coastal districts face flood risk

Several low-lying areas of coastal districts and their offshore islands and chars are likely to be inundated by tidal surges, the weather department said on Saturday.

The districts are Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jhalakathi, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barishal, Laxmipur, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni, Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar.

According to the weather department, a steep pressure gradient (pressure changing rapidly between two areas) persists over the North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.

Squally weather may affect the maritime ports, the North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh.

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla, Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No 3.

All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution until further notice.

Source: United News of Bangladesh