The inhabitants living in the coastal areas in Bhola districts frequently fall a victim to irrecoverable losses due to natural disasters like inclement weather, river erosion and flood. As a result, they are living amidst of uncertainty.
Locals said that they don’t get the current weather reports because of not getting electricity facilities. Moreover, insufficient publicity, weak network connection of mobile phones operators are likely the potential reasons for which they are going through insecured lives.
Though the town people of the district get necessary cautionary signal regarding rough weather but the remote people remain in darkness as they have no access of such facilities.
The people of these areas have been falling victim to natural calamities like Sidr, Aila, Reshmi and Mahashen since the last few years. They can not recover their losses of lives and properties caused by such natural disasters. Till now the people in the coastal areas are living in the midst of profound insecurity of the lives and properties.
The people of these locality alleged that the district and Upazila administration along with the workers of volunteer orgsnisations took the responsibility to spread the weather updates to the people of coastal areas before any probable natural disaster, but they hardly reach to the remote corner of the district.
Even if, they didn’t get any authentic message about the danger signal no 7 of cyclone ‘Komen’ that hit the coastal areas on Friday night (30th July), the villagers said.
Acting Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Bhola district Monoar Hossain said that some ten thousand workers are involved to spread the cautionary signals to the remote people before commencing any storm.