State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman on Thursday asked the authorities concerned to get shelter centers ready in 23 districts, as long-term floods are likely to hit there.
At an online meeting at his ministry on Thursday, he said, “Bangladesh is having a hard time. We faced Amphan followed by short-term flood from June 26 to July 7. Flood situation has improved in 12 districts since July 7.“Water level in most of the rivers will rise from July 10-11. The water in the Brahmaputra, the Jamuna, the Padma and the Meghna may increase during the time that may inundate 20-24 districts.”
The minister further said that they are attaching utmost importance to taking people to shelter centres, as more areas will witness flood this time.
The districts are Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Bogra, Sirajganj, Tangail, Manikganj, Sylhet, Naogaon, Natore, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Rangpur, Rajbari, Sunamganj, Netrokona, Rajshahi, Kishoreganj, Munshiganj, Faridpur, Madaripur, Shariatpur and Chandpur.
Heavy rainfall may occur as monsoon is very active over the upstream boarding area in Arunachal, Assam, Meghalaya and West Bengal and northern and north-east of Bangladesh till 72 hours from Thursday, said Md Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre.