Floodwater inundates low-lying areas in northern region

Staff Correspondent

8 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Floodwater caused by heavy rainfall and onrush of water from across the border, has inundated some low-lying areas in the northern region of the country.

“The Jamuna and Padma rivers are in rising trend. Except the Kushiyara, the major rivers of the Upper Meghna basin in the northern region of the country are in rising trend which may continue in the next 24 hours, said Arifuzzaman Bhuyan, executive engineer of Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC).

“There is a chance of medium to heavy rainfall in the northern, northeastern regions of the country along with places of adjoining Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya states of India in the next 24 hours,” FFWC said.

The water levels of the Teesta, Dharla and Dudhkumar rivers of the northern Bangladesh may rise rapidly at times during this period,” he said.

People living in some low-lying areas of the region have been marooned due to flooding.

Many houses on the banks of the river and in char areas were flooded. Standing crops on the flooded croplands have been damaged.

In Lalmonirhat, around 500 families have been inundated as the embankment at Purbakhari in Tapurchar area was snapped as the Teesta River swelled.

In Bogra, the swelling Jamuna River has inundated the low-lying areas of Sonatola, Dhunor and Gabtoli upazilas of the district.

In Chilmari, around 2,000 people have been marooned in floodwater.

In Sherpur, around 1,500 people were inundated as the embankment of Bhogai River was snapped.

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Chattogram divisions and at many places over Dhaka, Khulna and Barishal divisions with moderately heavy to very heavy falls at places over the country, according to the local met office.