Cyclone Amphan

May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020

Amphan weakens into land depression; Maritime ports asked to lower signal to 3

Maritime ports of Mongla, Payra, Chattogramand Cox’s Bazar have been advised to lower local cautionary signal number to three as cyclone Amphan has weakened into a land depression, said a Met office bulletin.

May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020

Cyclone Amphan strikes Bangladesh’s coasts

Extremely severe cyclone Amphan has started crossing Bangladesh’s coastal districts, particularly the nearby areas of Sundarbans, with strong winds of over up to 180km per hour.

May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020

Child dies after branch of tree falls during storm

A five-year-old child died this evening while on the way to a cyclone centre in Galachipa upazila of Patuakhali.

May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020

Cyclone Amphan: Shipping Ministry opens control room

The Shipping Ministry has launched a control room to deal with various issues centering cyclone Amphan.

May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020

Cyclone Amphan: over 24 lakh people evacuated, state minister says

The government has evacuated about 24,08,819 people in coastal districts of the country as super cyclone “Amphan” is likely to make landfall in Bangladesh tonight.

May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020

Cyclone Amphan makes landfall in West Bengal

Extremely severe cyclone Amphan today slammed into the coastal districts of West Bengal, India, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. At the time of filing this story, there was no immediate reports of loss of lives.

May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020

50 cyclone shelters ready in Cox's Bazar: IOM

Some 50 multipurpose shelters have been prepared, while 256 cyclone preparation programme volunteer units have provided early warning messages to the communities in the Rohingya camps as cyclone Amphan is unlikely to hit Cox's Bazar district.

May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020

Cyclone Preparedness Programme leader missing in Patuakhali boat capsize

A leader of a local Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) goes missing after a boat capsized in a canal in Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali under the influence of super cyclone storm Amphan.

May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020

Amphan approaching with 15ft high storm surge

Amphan, one of the strongest cyclones formed in the Bay of Bengal, is likely to hit Bangladesh’s coast with the maximum storm surge of 15 feet height above normal astronomical tide.

May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020

Cyclone Amphan: Ctg port on highest security alert

Chattogram Port has been put on alert number 4 -- its highest security alert -- after the Meteorological Department issued danger signal number nine at the port due to super cyclone Amphan.