At least seven people were killed as Cyclone Sitrang made landfall in Bangladesh, according to media reports. On the island, fatalities were reported in the districts of Barguna, Narail, Sirajganj, and Bhol. According to reports, thousands of people and animals were evacuated from Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar shore and relocated to cyclone shelters on Monday as a result of Cyclone Sitrang’s terrible weather.
The fall of a brick railing and trees killed seven people, including three members of a family, as per the report. Following the casualties, the Fire Department and Civil Defence set up a monitoring cell.
According to bdnews24, the incidents occurred in Dhaka, Nagalkot in Cumilla Daulatkhan, Charfesson in Bhola, and Lohagara in Narail after a powerful storm struck Bangladesh with torrential rain and devastating wind.
According to media reports, tens of thousands of people and animals were evacuated from Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar coast and relocated to cyclone shelters on Monday owing to Cyclone Sitrang’s poor weather.
According to the Dhaka Tribune, as storm Sitrang approached Bangladesh, at least 28,155 people and 2,736 animals were evacuated from the Cox’s Bazar shore and transported to cyclone shelters till 6 p.m. on Monday.
“Nearby educational institutions have also been kept ready to use as shelters if necessary,” said Mamunur Rashid, Cox’s Bazar’s Deputy Commissioner. “People are being evacuated to safe havens in order to protect lives and property,” he continued.
Citizens seeking assistance should contact the Union Parishad Chairman, the Upazila Nirbahi Officer, or the district commissioner’s office control room. Rashid advised everyone to remain vigilant and assist everyone in fleeing to safety in order to reduce the possibility of disaster. The Cox’s Bazar district administration took a number of precautions to deal with Cyclone Sitrang on Sunday.
At least 104 medical teams are on standby in case of an emergency. According to the Dhaka Tribune, 323 tons of rice, more than Tk 8 lakh, 1,198 packages of dry food, 350 cartons of dry cakes, and 400 cartons of digestive biscuits have been stored for residents in case the cyclone causes damage.
According to the India Meteorological Department, the cyclonic storm “Sitrang,” or “Si-Trang,” which was over the northwest and near the central Bay of Bengal, traveled north-northeastwards at a speed of 28 kmph over the previous 6 hours on Monday evening.
“The cyclone is extremely likely to continue moving north-northeastwards and is anticipated to strike Bangladesh’s coast between Tinkona Island and Sandwip near Barisal in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday,” the communiqué states.
Concerning India, disaster management authorities in Meghalaya have been placed on high alert as Cyclone Sitrang is predicted to bring heavy rain to several parts of the state, according to sources quoted by the news agency PTI.
Advisories Due to Cyclone Sitrang
Due to the storm, the administration has ordered that all educational institutions in at least four districts bordering Bangladesh be closed on Tuesday. Districts include East and West Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, and South West Khasi Hills. The IMD predicts a “typically gloomy sky with persistent rain” across Meghalaya on Tuesday.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also advised residents to “be cautious” as cyclone Sitrang is predicted to bring heavy rain on Tuesday. The India Meteorological Department has issued a Cyclone Sitrang warning. “There is a high probability of rain on October 25.”
People are being cautioned not to travel to sea regions such as the Sundarbans unless absolutely necessary. “The state administration has made preparations,” stated Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister.
With Cyclone Sitrang predicted to hit the northeast state on Tuesday and persistent rain, Aizawl District Commissioner Lalhriatzuali, who also serves as chairman of the district disaster management authority, declared a school holiday in the state capital today to safeguard pupils.
The shutdown will affect all classes in the sequence stated, from Nursery to Class 12. Aizawl has been receiving consistent light rain since Monday morning.
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