Flooding improving in northern region

Staff Correspondent

10 July, 2018 12:00 AM printer

The overall flood situation in the country’s northern and northeastern regions has been improving.

Flood situation may remain steady in low-laying areas of Bogra, Jamalpur and Sirajganj districts in the next 24 hours, said Md Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, executive engineer of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC).

The Jamuna and Ganges-Padma rivers are in rising trend and the Brahmaputra River is in steady state while except Manu, the rivers of upper Meghna basin are in falling trend, it said.

The water level of Brahmaputra River may fall while the Jamuna River may remain steady in the next 24 hours and the Ganges-Padma Rivers may continue rising in the next 48 hours, according to FFWC.

The water level in the Surma River may continue falling in the next 48 hours while the Kushiyara River may rise in next 24 hours. The existing flood situation in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts may continue improving, said the official.

As the flood inundated many low-lying areas in northern and northeastern regions in the last few days, affected people have taken shelter on embankments.

People who have started returning home are living in wretched conditions amid acute crisis of food and pure drinking water.

The government has distributed relief items among the flood victims in the affected areas, but they are not adequate, said the victims, adding that emergency relief materials are yet to reach most of the affected places.

River erosion has also taken a serious turn at different places due to surge in the river water.