Did they understand the warning?
I asked a radio operator working in Cox’s Bazar to know how many warnings there are for natural disasters, especially cyclones, and what they mean. Distress signals 5, 6, 7—that there is no difference in the speed of the storm, he first learned that day. Similarly, he was surprised to know that 7, 8, 9 warning signals indicate the same speed of the storm. He said, ‘Why so messy?’
5, 6, 7 and 8, 9, 10 are placed in the same row to determine whether the distress signals are along the right or left or middle of the port. Let me take a breath and say it again, number 11 if you are out of breath. It also does not indicate storm speed; Indicates the situation when communication is lost.
All communications with the weather warning authorities in the affected areas were cut off. The local weather official considers the situation to be dire. In addition to the intensity of the storm, communication can be lost for other reasons. It can be due to various reasons starting from vandalism. In such situations, local radars can work closely with local radio stations and community radios to reach people.