Flood submerge new areas | 2019-07-15

Flood submerge new areas

Staff Correspondent

15 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Continued heavy rains and run-off from the hills in neighbouring India the country’s flood situation continued to worsen further Sunday submerging new areas in the northern and eastern regions.

Experts have already warned that monsoon season’s maximum downpour were likely during the next one-week, which meant a further deterioration of the situation over the coming days.

The water levels of the major rivers marked rise, deteriorating the flood situation in Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Kurigram, Sunamganj, Netrokona, Sylhet, Bogra, Gaibandha, Sirajganj, Habiganj, Moulvibazar and Feni district.

More than one lakh people have been affected by deluge and river erosion has taken a severe turn.

The flood-hit people have taken shelters on the highlands, flood-control embankments and other establishments.

Flood situation in Netrokona, Sunamganj, Sylhet, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Jamalpur, Gaibandha, Bogra and Sirajganj districts may deteriorate in next 24 hours, said Md. Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, executive engineer of Flood Forecasting & Warning Center (FFWC).

Flood situation in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban districts may improve in next 24 hours, he said.

The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Ganges-Padma rivers may continue rising in next 72 hours and the Jamuna river at Serajganj may cross danger level in next 24 hours, the official said.

The major rivers in Sylhet and Rangpur divisions including the Surma, Kushiyara, Kangsha and Dharala may rise rapidly in next 24 hours.

The river Surma at Kanaighat, Sylhet and Sunamganj point, Kushiyara at Amalshad, Sheola and Sherpur- Sylhet points, Manu at Moulvi Bazar  points, Dhalai at Kamalganj, Khowai at Ballah point, Someswari at Kalmakanda point, Kangsha at Jariajanjail, Dharla at Kurigram point, Teesta at Dalia and Kaunia Tpoints, Ghagot at Gaibandha, Sungu at Bandarban and Dohazari points, Matamuhuri at  Lama and Chiringa point, Brahmaputra at Noonkhawa and Chilmari point, Jamuna at Fulchari, Bahadurabad,  Sariakandi and Kazipur points are following above danger level on Sunday, according to FFWC.

According to the information of Bangladesh Meteorological Department and India Meteorological Department, there is chance of widespread medium to heavy rainfall with very heavy rainfall at some places in the Northern, North-Eastern part of Bangladesh along with adjoining Assam and Meghalaya states of India in next 24 to 48 hours.

Also there is chance of medium to heavy rainfall in Bihar and Nepal adjacent to the North-Western region of the country. Dozens of people have been killed as monsoon floods ripped through Nepal and north-eastern India, reported BBC.

Heavy monsoon rains in Assam displaced more than a million people from their homes and flash floods killed at least 10 in the past 72 hours, state authorities said on Saturday, warning the situation could worsen in coming days.