The government has formed four teams to assess the damages to the Sundarbans caused by Cyclone Yaas, which formed in the Bay of Bengal and hit the coastal areas of the country Wednesday.
The district fisheries department confirmed on Friday that some 4,470 fish enclosures and over 400 ponds in Bagerhat have been inundated by tidal surges triggered by Cyclone Yaas.
Low-lying areas in Koyra, Dakope and Paikgachcha upazilas in Khulna district have been inundated by the tidal surge triggered by Cyclone Yaas which made a landfall in eastern India on Wednesday.
Eighteen warships, maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters of Bangladesh Navy have been kept ready to combat the effects of Cyclone Yaas.
Severe cyclonic storm “Yaas” over northwest bay and adjoining area moved northwestwards further and now lies over the same area.