Satkhira sees heavy rain due to Asani

Published : 10 May 2022 10:24 PM

Due to the effects of cyclone Asani, after intense heat in Satkhira from Tuesday morning, intermittent and drizzle rain has started from noon. The sky is overcast. At the same time light wind is blowing from time to time. River water levels in coastal areas have risen slightly above normal.

Meanwhile, 8 and a half km embankments at 44 points in Shyamnagar and Asashuni upazilas between the two divisions of the Water Development Board are at extreme risk. However, the water development board and the upazila administration are working on the risky embankment reform, according to the upazila administration sources.

Meanwhile, millions of people in the coastal area are still reeling from the effects of Cyclone Yash and Amphan.

District Disaster Management Committee President and Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Humayun Kabir said all preparations have already been made to deal with the cyclone. A total of 630 schools, colleges and shelters have been set up in the district. Of these, 161 shelters have been set up in coastal upazila Shyamnagar. So that 1 lakh 10 thousand people can take shelter. Besides, 108 shelter centers have been set up in coastal upazila Asashuni. So that 50 thousand people can take shelter. Adequate stocks of dry food have also been kept. Adequate drinking water with 5 lakh water purification tablets has been prepared. In coastal upazilas Shyamnagar and Asashuni, 2,960 volunteers have been kept ready. Besides, 8 medical teams are ready. Fishermen on motor boats, fishing boards and all kinds of fishing have been asked to stay safe on the coast. He further said that all preparations have been made by the district administration to deal with the cyclone "Asani" in the coastal district of Satkhira so as not to cause any loss of life and property.  Satkhira Meteorological Office Officer-in-Charge Zulfiqar Ali Ripon said that the cyclone created in the Bay of Ben­gal is lo­ca­ted at a depth of 1000 km from Su­ndarbans.

 It may gradually weaken as it moves northwest. However, due to the effect of cyclone Asani, the cloudy sky is entering the forefront of Bangladesh. This can lead to heavy and moderate rains at any time. Warning signal 2 continues in the coastal areas at present.