Flood situation improves slightly | 2018-06-20 | daily-sun.com

Flood situation improves slightly

Staff Correspondent     20 June, 2018 12:00 AM printer

The flood situation in the country’s eastern region has showed a slight improvement as the  water in the rivers has started receding.

Existing flood situation in Moulvibazar district may continue to improve while in Sylhet district it may remain steady in the next 24 hours, said Arifuzzaman Bhuyan, executive engineer of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre.

Hundreds of people marooned in floodwater in the region are  looking for financial assistance to maintain their families.

Many displaced people have started returning home in the wake of improvement in flood situation but they have to live in open sky as their dwellings have been washed away by floodwater.

Now they are seeking assistance from the government or other organisations to erect their houses.

The government has distributed relief among the flood victims in affected areas but many flood victims claimed that adequate amount of relief is yet to reach the affected areas.

Local administration distributed relief goods among around 2,300 flood victims in Sharifpur union on Tuesday.

Md Faizur Rahman, additional secretary to the disaster management and relief ministry, presided over the relief distribution.

Chowdhury Mohmmad Gollam Rabbi, UNO of Kulaura, told newsmen that relief distribution cannot gain momentum due to poor road condition.

He said they are trying to send relief to remote areas. 

Hundreds of people of Kulaura are struggling due to flash flood and surviving only on puffed rice and unsafe drinking water. Many families in Sharifpur are still now living on the dam of Manu river.

The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers may continue to rise in the next 48 hours while major rivers of the north-eastern region may continue to fall in the next 24 hours, FFWC forecast on Tuesday.

 The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers are in rising trends, it said.

Bangladesh Meteorological Department said different medium to heavy rain falls and thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty and squally wind, lightning flashes and nor’wester may continue in 95 percent areas of the country until June 21.

The flood situation may worsen and spreads to some new areas due to the upcoming rainfall, it said.

The water flow in the river Surma at Kanaighat and Sylhet points, Kushiyara at Amalshid, Sheola and  Sherpur-Sylhet points, Sarigowain at Sarighat points, Manu at Moulvibazar points and Old Surma at Derai points were flowing above danger levels by 121cm, 41cm, 141cm, 91cm, 35cm, 42cm and 31cm respectively on Tuesday.