Bangladesh Navy has made the necessary preparations at three levels to conduct emergency rescue operations and relief work after cyclone Yaas passes.
In this regard, 18 warships, maritime patrol aircraft, and helicopters have been kept ready to combat the cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal, said an Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR) press release.
According to the plan, the warships will actively participate in post-disaster management activities around inland rivers routes, coastal areas, and sea areas in Chattogram, Mongla, Barishal, Jhalokathi, Barguna, Patuakhali, Khulna, Satkhira, Pirojpur, Narayanganj, and the Saint Martin's Island.
Besides, the navy's maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters have taken overall responsibility to gather information on rescue operations in the sea area.
Meanwhile, all the contingents deployed by the Bangladesh Navy in the coastal areas of the country are conducting various precautionary campaigns in the public interest and providing assistance to the local administration in evacuating locals from the risky zones to safe shelters.
Regarding emergency relief work and medical assistance, the Navy has been coordinating with local administrations while preparing with additional relief and medical teams under its own management.
On the other hand, necessary arrangements have been made to move to relocate the displaced Myanmar nationals living in Bhasan Char to a pre-determined cyclone shelter on the island, where necessary medical supplies, life jackets, and one month's worth of dry food have been stored.