Date: May 2021
Cyclone Yaas Affected Area : Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Jhalokathi, Pirojpur, Borguna, Patuakhali, Barishal, Bhola, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur and Chattogram.
- The centre of the cyclone Yaas passed through Odisha and hit at the Balasore.
- Cyclones are a common occurrence in the Bay of Bengal, especially between April-May and October-November
- Bangladesh Meteorological Department said the coastal districts and their offshore islands and shoals are likely to experience wind speed of up to 80-100 kph in gusts or squalls with heavy to very heavy falls during the passage of the storm.
- On 25 May 2021, the storm was 140 kilometers from Paradeep and 210 kilometres from Sagar Island. From Bangladesh’s ports, the distance to the storm centre was between 345 km and 500 km.
- The port had been asked to keep warning signal no 3 that means the vessels at the port may be hit by the wind up to 50 km per
- In Bangladesh, around 14,000 people had moved to shelters on Tuesday night, although they returned to their houses the next morning.
- Cyclone Yaas had been affected to Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Jhalokathi, Pirojpur, Borguna, Patuakhali, Barishal, Bhola, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur and
- Twelve crew members were rescued after a lighter ship capsized in the Bay of Bengal today in the rough sea near Bhasanchar due to the impact of Cyclone Yaas.
- 50 houses has been destroyed in Jhinaidah
- Some 15 areas, including Gabura, Koikhali, Munshiganj and Padmapukur in the Burigoalini area of the upazila, were flooded Tuesday night after the river water level rose by three-to-four foot.
Around 2 million people evacuated during Cyclone Yaas in Bangladesh.
Response in Disaster Preparedness
Disaster preparedness plays a critical role in mitigating the adverse health effects of natural disaster. A-PAD Bangladesh always prepare for the disaster preparedness. During the Cyclone Yaas A-PAD Bangladesh worked collaboratively with Government and the networking partners to reduce the loss if cyclone.
- A-PAD Bangladesh collaboratively worked with Government of Bangladesh for preparing the Cyclone Shelters and
- Conducted Strategic planning meeting before cyclone at 3
- Made planning to mitigate the risk of cyclone and prepared packaging for emergency time food and safety
- Organized 2 strategic planning in cyclone affected villages to make resilience plan for reducing
- Provide emergency health support to the affected people with the health partners Dhaka Community Hospital Trust (DCH Trust).
- Distributed shelter materials to the cyclone affected
- A-PAD Bangladesh worked with the CPP to reduce to loss of the effect of the Cyclone
- Distributed safety equipment and hygiene kit and maintained distancing as much as possible to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
- Announced danger signals to the coastal areas so that people can rehabilitate to the shelter and the fishermen did not go out for
A-PAD Bangladesh conducting emergency response activities with the local Government and the networking partners.