Bulbul, a Cyclone formed in the Bay of Bengal, wreaked havoc in the neighboring country of Bangladesh in the early hours of Sunday. Due to the storm, millions of people in the vast coastal area of Bangladesh have been given shelter in safe places.
According to Bangladesh’s Junior Disaster Management Minister Enmur Rahman, due to Cyclone Bulbul, 18 lakh people were expected to be safely evacuated by Saturday evening. By Saturday morning, more than 5,000 shelters had been prepared.
Due to cyclone Bulbul, winds were moving at a speed of 120-130 kmph. But weakening was expected after crossing the coast. Bulbul hit near Sagar Island in Bangladesh and its route included the southwestern Khulna region. In which there is the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans, which is spread on the Bangladesh-India border.
According to the Meteorological Department, due to the impact of the cyclone, waves of 5-7 feet in coastal districts can rise. TV station Independent reported that several ships of Bangladesh Navy and Coast Guard were kept ready for emergency response in some parts of the region.
The rain has stopped in South Parganas and Kolkata but there is a danger from strong winds. Winds are blowing in these areas at a speed of 100 km per hour. So far 2 people have died due to strong winds.
The impact of this cyclonic storm was also seen in Odisha, where hundreds of trees were uprooted. NDRF, ODRAF and fire brigade personnel were deployed to remove the fallen trees on the roads. 1070 people were evacuated to safer places in Odisha’s Kendrapada district.
More than 1500 people were sent to safe places in Balasore and Jagatsinghpur district. At the same time, a 70-year-old man has died after falling asbestos in Gajrajpur village under Rajkanika police station area of Kendrapara district. The deceased has been identified as Ganeshwar Malik. The accident happened while the elderly was sleeping in his house.
Due to the storm in Bengal, 24 Parganas North, 24 Parganas Southern, East Midnapore, West Midnapore, Howrah, Kolkata and Jhargram can be affected. The government has announced a holiday in schools in these seven districts. Also, private schools have also been asked to do this. The Disaster Response Force is also alert to deal with the situation with relief and rescue materials.