November 9, 2019
1. About Cyclone Bulbul and its impact: As per bulletin sl no. 25 from BMD (Bangladesh Meteorological Department), now the great danger signal no. 10 to the coastal districts of Bhola, Barguna, Patuakhail, Barishal, Pirojpur, Jhalokathi, Bagerhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars. This bulletin has also advised to signal no. 9 in Chattogram port and signal no. 4 in Cox’s Bazar port.
According to bulletin the cyclone will in landfall in West Bengal and Khulna by this evening. Due to cyclone, the wind speed will be 130-150 km/h and the coastal areas will inundated by storm surge of 5-7 feet height above normal astronomical tide.
- Communication established with Government Officials:
We have attended meetings called by honorable Deputy Commissioners of Bhola, Cox’s Bazar and Barshal. We have given all the contact numbers of our responsible staff union level. Just now, Director has arranged a GoToMeeting conference call with all 66 leaders in field and instructed necessary preparedness.
- Cyclone tracking:
The Radio Meghna (www.radiomeghna.net) is updating the weather bulletin of the Bulbul through 24/7 on air received from the BMD. It will continue until the crossing the Bulbul.
- All staff kept in standby:
The station leave and leave of all staff have been cancelled and they are instructed to stay in office and women colleagues in their residence. Our all staff are well trained and skilled for disaster response.
We have made ready two rescue boats one in Kachchapia ghat, Charfession, Bhola and one in Kutubdia ghat, Cox’s Bazar so that they can start rescue just after order. 6 Responsible staff list in the districts supposed to be affected. We have also made available sufficient cash amount in all field offices and selected the vendors for supplying emergency goods and material. Generator are OK with full of oil and also stocking fuel for motorcycles and other vehicles.
- Contact persons in emergency:
i) Bhola-Ms. Rashida Begum, Regional Team Leader, Mobile 01713328802, Jahirul Islam, Sr. Project Coordinator, Mobile-01713328831
ii) Barshal- Md Faruk, Regional Program Coordinator, Mobile-01713328826
iii) Patuakhali-Nazmul Sakib, District Team Leader, Mobile-01713328836
iv) Noakhali, Nure Alam, Regional Program Coordinator, Mobile-01713328808
v) Cox’s Bazar, Zahangir Alam Regional Team Leader, Mobile-01713328827, Shahinur Islam, Head-Humanitarian Response, Mobile 01713367434
vi) Ukhiya Relief and Operation Centre (UROC), Ukhiya, Razaul Karim Mobile-01814403970
vii) Radio Meghna, Ms. Konika Rani Mobile 01708120390
- For Dhaka:
i) Mustafa Kamal Akanda, DD-Admin & SR, Mobile-01711455591, Tarik Sayed Harun, Deputy Director-Core Program, Mobile 01713328835 and Sanat K. Bhowmik, Director, Mobile-01711881662 are stand by for monitoring all the preparedness activities continuously with the guidance of Executive Director, mobile-01711529792.
Dhaka Senior Management Team is stand by for going to affected areas at emergency basis according to the necessity to provide technical support to the emergency team in field. Click here for details report