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Waterways, flight services suspended in Barishal

Published : Sunday, 26 May, 2024 at 3:40 PM  Count : 344

Waterways, flight services suspended in Barishal

Waterways, flight services suspended in Barishal


The authorities in Barishal district have declared the waterways and flight services suspended as Cyclone Remal approaches.

According to the Met office, the cyclone can hit at any time between Sunday evening and midnight.

Since Sunday morning, along with incessant rainfall, wind speed has surged to 20 nautical miles per hour in Barishal, Abdul Kuddus, senior observer of Barishal Met office, said, adding that the signal 4 has been issued for river ports.

The morning flights have been canceled due to inclement weather conditions and all flight operations have been suspended until weather conditions return to normal, said Sirajul Islam, manager of Barishal Airport.

Apart from this all water transport services declared suspended until further notice for the public safety, Abdur Razzak, BIWTA Deputy Director and Barishal River Port Officer.

Barisal Deputy Commissioner Shahidul Islam said 541 shelter centres have been prepared in the district where people can take shelter. Besides, religious institutions, private multi-storey buildings, offices, and educational institutions can be used as shelters, with collaborative efforts from CPP, Red Crescent, and voluntary organizations, he said.

Meanwhile, some 470-472 medical teams have been formed to provide medical services to the people during and post-cyclone.


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