The Met office asked Mongla seaport to raise highest danger signal No. 10 while Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar No nine yesterday evening as they feared a hurricane approaching Khulna-Barisal coast might hit the land this noon unless it changes course.
“The storm is likely to intensify further and move in a north-north-easterly direction,” a special bulletin of the Met office said last night.
It was moving at a speed of 18-km per hour in the direction of north and north-east, said the sources in Meteorological department.
The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) has already suspended loading and unloading of goods on the vessels at the outer anchorage due to blustery conditions.
Meanwhile, the authorities concerned have taken a number of precautionary and security measures to avert losses in the event of a lashing by the storm named SIDR.