Disaster management staff asked not to leave stations

Disaster management staff asked not to leave stations

Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has asked all its officials and employees not to leave their respective stations as cyclonic storm “Bulbul” may hit the country’s coastal areas tomorrow.

The department issued in this regard a notice signed by Deputy Secretary of DDM Dr Md Habib Ullah Bahar with the approval of the department’s director general.

Cyclonic storm “Bulbul” is anticipated to hit Bangladesh any time between Saturday and Sunday, Bangladesh Meteorological Department said today.

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to lower local cautionary signal number three but instead hoist local warning signal number four, UNB adds.

It is likely to intensify further and move in a north-northwesterly direction. Under the peripheral influence of the severe cyclonic storm “Bulbul”, gusty/squally weather may affect the maritime ports, North Bay and coastal areas of Bangladesh

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to take shelter immediately and remain in shelter till further notice.