Bangladesh’s Mongla, Pyra port raise highest level of warning due to cyclone Amphan

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The Met department of Bangladesh has asked Mongla and Payara ports to hoist the highest level of danger signal 10 which signifies ‘Great Danger’ even as super cyclone Amphan moved to around 400 kms from these ports. 

The Met department warned that low lying areas of coastal districts of Satkhira, Khulna, Bagherhat, Bhola, Barisal, Noakhali, Chattogram among others and their off shore islands are likely to be inundated by storm surge of 10-15 feet height above normal astronomical tide.

These areas are also likely to experience wind speed upto 140-160 kilometres per hour with heavy to very heavy rainfall during the passage of the storm.

The Met department has instructed all the boats and trawlers over the North bay and deep sea to take shelter immediately and not venture into the sea till further notice. In the meanwhile, evacuation of people from the Coastal areas of Bangladesh continues.