The cyclone was more than 124 miles (200 kilometers) off the coast of Bangladesh, moving at speeds of 15-20 km / h, Enamur Rahman said on Saturday.
"We have taken all measures and people from the coastal area – they have been moved to cyclone shelters," he added.
Local volunteers are helping to raise awareness in the region, and armed forces are present to provide security. Chitagong airport operations have been terminated, Rahman said, and tidal waves of size 5
The cyclone is also due to the strike in the Indian state of West Bengal. The Indian Meteorological Department classifies it as a severe cyclone storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 110-120 km / h. 6:00 pm (7:30 pm ET) Sunday in anticipation of the storm.