YPSA, as social development and experienced organization on disaster responses, has taken all-out preparation to successfully face the cyclonic storm Mahasen. YPSA already cancelled holiday of its staff including kept standby of its all skilled community volunteers until crisis over and opened own control room in head quarter in Chittagong. YPSA has been conducting meeting with relevant international donors and partners in regular basis for ensuring all sorts of support. It has been maintaining close coordination with the relevant government departments and district and Upazila level control rooms in Chittagong and Cox’sbazar.
YPSA differentiated the both districts in many small parts and deployed focal point in every place for effective coordination and responses, who are regularly maintaining close coordination with local government representative, government officials and community leaders.
YPSA has also been broadcasting bulletin on the direction of cyclone ‘Mahasen’ in every half an hour in local languages by its Community radio ‘RADIO SAGOR GIRI FM99.2’. It broadcasting special bulletins repeatedly and draw the attention of all to prepare for facing “Mahasen”, so that community can be able to take initiatives in advance and thus the damage can be reduced.
Besides, Federation of DPOs (Disabled Peoples Organizations) Sitakund has taken primary preparation to face the Cyclonic Storm “Mahasen”. By this time Federation of DPOs Sitakund met with 40 DPOs leader and advised them to follow the Signal number of Cyclonic Storm. They also advised the around 2500 DPOs members go to cyclone shelter with some dry food and cloths. Moreover The Federation members met with Upazilla Disaster management committee and Union Disaster management committee and maintaining regular communication with related government and local government authorities and YPSA.
YPSA started to stock the NFI (Non Food Items) in different working areas and already mobilized 2500 NFI Packages with the support of International partner organization . YPSA started to contracting vendors for the supply of the goods and food as per the need. YPSA Chittagong and Coxs Bazar Team fully ready and equipped to join at rapid need assessment and response to the rescue operation and relief operation.