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Bulbul Cyclone in Bangladesh: LIVE Updates, Photos, Videos

November 10, 2019: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Bulbul is an active tropical cyclone causing flood and surge threat to Bangladesh. This is a page for LIVE UPDATES on disaster in Bangladesh caused by Cyclone Bulbul, please click here for updates.

Update 08:00 UTC

At least seven people have been killed in coastal districts of Bangladesh. Two people died in Khulna after being crushed by trees. An elderly man died in Patuakhali aftera tree fell on his house. Another fatality has been reported from Pirojpur. One each died in Madaripur, Barishal and Bagerhat.

Update 07:15 UTC

According to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, Bulbul has gradually weakened and turned into severe cyclonic storm and afterwards deep depression followed deliberate landfall in the coastal belt alongside the Bay of Bengal.

According to the National Disaster Response Coordination Center (NDRCC), a total number of 21,06,918 people were evacuated within 5587 cyclone shelters.

Update 03:55 UTC

The Kolkata airport has resumed its operation after 12 hours.

Update 02:45 UTC

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclone is likely to weaken into a deep depression over coastal Bangladesh during next six hours.
Update 02:30 UTC

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department has warned that storm surge of 5-7 feet high above normal astronomical tide is likely to inundate the low-lying areas of the coastal districts.

The coastal districts that would be affected by the cyclone Bulbul are
Khulna, Satkhira, Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Barguna, Patuakhali, Barishal, Bhola, Pirojpur, Jhalskathi, Bagerhat and their offshore islands and chars.

Update 2:05 UTC

According to bdnews24.com, over 1.8 million people in the vulnerable Bangladeshi coastal districts are being evacuated to 4,071 cyclone shelters.

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department has advised the maritime ports of Mongla and Payra to hoist Great Danger Signal No. 10.  It issued Great Danger Signal No. 9 for Chattogram while the Cox’s Bazaar port was advised to hoist Local Warning Signal No. 4.

Update 01:50 UTC

According to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, the volunteers of Chattogram unit are disseminating awareness messages to protect people from the devastation of cyclone Bulbul. Here is the video shared by the Bangladesh red Crescent Society.
Update 01:30 UTC

Cyclonic storm Bulbul made landfall in Bengal on Saturday night as a severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained speed of 110 to 120 kilometres per hour. Bulbul made landfall between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh.

Two deaths have been reported so far in Kolkata and Odisha.

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