Bangladesh is completely free from cyclone `Yaas`: Enamur Rahman
Published: 04:04 PM, 26 May 2021 Updated: 04:05 PM, 26 May 2021
State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md. Enamur Rahman spoke at a press conference today
State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md. Enamur Rahman said that cyclone Yaas crossed the north Odisha coast of India about 20 km south of Balasore between 10.30 and 11 am, with 130-140 km per hour winds and 150 km per hour gusts. Therefore, Bangladesh is now completely free from the danger of the cyclone. But people of 27 upazilas of 9 coastal districts have been affected by the high tide.
The State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief said this at a press conference while briefing on the overall cyclone situation at the Secretariat on Wednesday afternoon.
At that time, the state minister said, one person died when a tree branch next to the house broke in the storm and fell on a man's body at Lalmohan upazila in Bhola at around 9pm last night.
He added that Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Pirojpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Bhola, Noakhali and Lakshmipur districts were affected by the cyclone.
The affected upazilas include Shyamnagar, Asashuni, Koyra, Dakop, Paikgachha, Sharankhola, Mongla, Morelganj, Mathbaria, Barguna Sadar, Patharghata, Amtali, Patuakhali Sadar, Galachipa, Rangabali, Dashmina, Mirzagad, Korjapa , Daulatkhan, Bhola Sadar, Hatia, Ramgati and Kamalnagar.