Flood situation static in northern region

Staff Correspondent

4th July, 2020 11:44:45 printer

Flood situation static in northern region

Flood situation in the six northern districts is remaining static while it may deteriorate in six other districts in the central region.

The continuous swelling of major rivers and river erosion has inundated more areas in the central and northern regions.

“Flood situation in Kurigram, Gaibandha, Bogra, Jamalpur, Sirajganj and Tangail is static but it may deteriorate in Rajbari, Rajbari, Dhaka, Manikganj, Faridpur and  Shariatpur districts in next 24 hours from Friday,” said Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre(FFWC).

Around one million of flood victims are still marooned after inundation of more low-lying areas due to swelling of major rivers in the areas.

Flood-affected people of the northern region have been suffering due to acute scarcity of food, safe drinking water and fuel oil as the government relief is too meager to meet their requirements.

Huge onrush of river water damaged numerous houses, crops, communications infrastructures, educational institutions and other establishments in the flood affected area.

The Padma River is in rising trend and it will continue next 28 hours, according to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC).

The Padma River at Mawa points in Munshiganj may cross danger level during the next 24 hours, it said.

River water was rising at 66 of the 101 points observed by the warning centre in the morning.

Nine major rivers are flowing above their danger marks (DM) at 16 stations on Thursday, according to FFWC.

The river of the Dharala at Kurigram, Ghagot at Gaibandha, Brahmaputra at Nunkhawa and Chilmari in Kurigram, Jamuna at Fulchori in Gaibandha, Bahadurabad in Jamalpur, Sarikandi in Bogra, Kajipur in Sirajganj, Sirajganj Sadar and Aricha , Atrai at Baghabari, Dhalessari at Elasin, Padma at Goalando and Bhagyakul, Surma at Kanaighat, Old Surma at Derai points were flowing above their respective danger levels recorded at 09.00 AM on the day, forecasted FFWC.

People who have been marooned by the flood are passing days with extreme misery in the wake of the shortages of food and pure drinking water.

Locals apprehended an outbreak of diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases.

The flood-affected people are suffering much due to lack of adequate relief.