Highest alert in three upazilas of Chandpur has been sounded. In this connection an emergency meeting of the Chandpur District Disaster Management Committee was held on Sunday evening, May 17.
The official in charge of the Chandpur Meteorological Office told in the meeting that there was no separate message for Chandpur in the event of a possible cyclone. However, as a coastal district, Chandpur has always been asked to be vigilant. Deputy Commissioner Md. Majedur Rahman Khan asked all the concerned departments like Volunteers, Fire Service, Red Crescent, Rover Scouts to be ready.
Of the decisions taken at the meeting are: UNOs have been directed to take maximum precautionary measures in 3 upazila of Chandpur, Sadar, Haimchar and 8 unions of Matlab North Char.
Miking arrangements have been made in these areas. Seaport officials have been told to be vigilant. Every shelter has been asked to be ready. The DRRO has been directed to stockpile food items to deal with emergencies.
Abu Naeem Dulal Patwary, general secretary of the district Awami League, has requested to cut the ripe paddy of two irrigation projects including char areas and take it home between May 18 and 19.
The meeting was attended by DD LG, ADC General, District Awami League President and Municipal Mayor Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Acting President of Chandpur Press Club Ghiyasuddin Miron and other district level officials.