Police headquarters on Saturday requested to contact the nearest police station or 999 for availing any services related to ‘cyclonic storm Mokha’.
A senior officer of the police headquarters said it have already made all necessary preparations to deal with the cyclone ‘Mokha’. It is requested to contact the nearest police station or 999 for availing any ser-vices related to ‘Mokha’, he said requesting anonymity.
Meanwhile, very severe cyclonic storm Mocha over east central Bay and adjoining area moved North-Northeastwards and intensified further over the same area on Saturday.
It is likely to intensify further, move in a north-northwesterly direction and cross Cox’s Bazar-North Myanmar’s coast between 6 am to 6 pm on Sunday (May 14), according to Bangladesh Metrological Department.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 74 km of the very severe cyclone centre is about 170 kph, rising to 190 kph, in gusts or squalls.
Under the peripheral effect of very cyclone and steep pressure gradient, the low-lying areas of the coastal districts of Cox’s Bazar and Chattogram and their offshore island and chars are likely to be inun-dated by the wind driven surge height of 8-12 feet above normal astronomical tide.
The low-lying areas of the coastal districts of Feni, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Chandpur, Bhola and their off-shore island and chars are likely to be inundated by the wind driven surge height of 5-7 feet above nor-mal astronomical tide.
Under the effect of very severe cyclone, Chattogram, Sylhet and Barishal divisions are likely to experi-ence heavy to very heavy rainfall. Due to very heavy rainfall landslide may occur a places over the hilly regions of Cox’s Bazar, Bandarbans, Rangamati, Khagrachhari and Chattogram.