17 villages on the banks of Rabnabad in Lalua union have submerged underwater
While calling out to everyone about the great danger signal, a member of Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) fell into the Hafezpadar canal in Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali at around 9 am on Wednesday and has been missing since then.
Syed Shah Alam, 50, was the team leader of unit 6 of CPP. He was with three others in a boat.
On the other hand, 17 villages on the banks of Rabnabad in Lalua union have submerged underwater. Around 2500 families are stuck.
Lalua Union Parishad member Md Rafiqul Islam said, "More than 350 people are staying in the Charipara Cyclone Shelter since last night. But the shelter is on the verge of river erosion."
On the other hand, in Patuakhali Rangabali upazila, Majherchar, Khalgora Gangipara, Char Kashem, Char Anda and many other villages have been inundated due to high tides. As a result, about 740 houses in all the villages have been flooded, said the Rangabali Upazila Nirbahi Officer.
He also said that people have been evacuated from the islands of Rangabali upazila and taken to shelters and they have been given dry food and pure water.