BD Post Country Desk
The flood hit Dinajpur on Saturday, while the situation remained unchanged in Kurigram. Many people of low-lying areas in Sunamganj are still marooned due the flood. The fresh flood hits some districts of the country due onrush of water from upstream and heavy rainfall from last couple of days.
In Dinajpur, severe flood hit different areas in the district, reports our Dinajpur Correspondent.
The Purnivba (Kanchan) River was flowing above danger level on Saturday. The flood may affect the district town severely.
Some houses at Hatha Para and Baluadanga and Chokkona area in the district town have already come under flood water. The Atrai River was also flowing above the danger level in several points.
Deputy Commissioner of Dinajpur Abu Nayeem Muhammad Abdus Sabur said that he ordered the District Relief Officer and Sadar UNO to be ready to face the flood situation.
In Kurigram, the overall flood situation in the district remained unchanged although the water level in the Dharla River fell slightly, reports our Kurigram Correspondent.
The Dharla was flowing 2 centimeters above the danger level on Saturday. The rise of water in the Brahmaputra and Dudhkumar rivers continued. Many villages in 30 unions were inundated in flood water which marooned 60,000 families.
According to the sources of Bangladesh Water Development Board (WDB), the water level has increased in the Brahmaputra and 3 centimeters in the Dudhkumar River on Saturday. District relief and rehabilitation office sources said that around 428 centres have been kept ready for sheltering of flood victims.
In Sunamganj, floodwaters rushing down from highlands in India inundated much of the low lying areas in Sunamganj. Heavy rain upstream in India’s Meghalaya is aggravating situation. People in Sunamganj town, Tahirpur, Chhatak and Bishwamvarpur upazilas have been suffering for the flood. About 200 flooded schools and colleges in the districts were forced to close.
According to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre of Water Development Board, the Surma and other rivers in the region have been overflowing for the last couple of days due to heavy rainfall.
Part of Sylhet’s Gowainghat upazila are flooded while many areas of Kanaighat and Fenchuganj upazilas are likely to be inundated soon.
BSS adds: the flood situation is likely to worsen in low-laying areas of Gaibandha, Bogura, Jamalpur and Sirajganj by today (Sunday) morning as the Brahmaputa-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers may continue rising. However, the flood situation at some places of Sylhet and Sunamganj districts may continue improving as the Surma-Kushiyara rivers in the northeastern region are likely to continue falling in the next 48 hours. The Brahmaputa-Jamuna and Ganges-Padma rivers are in the rising trend while the rivers of Upper Meghna basin and South Eastern Hilly basin are in the falling trend, the release added.
According to the release, water levels at 49 river stations monitored by FFWC have marked rise while 43 stations recorded fall. Among the 94 monitored stations, two river stations have been registered steady while water levels at seven stations are flowing above the danger level.
The water levels of the Surma is flowing 38 cm, 18 cm and 47 cm above the danger level at Kanaighat, Sylhet and Sunamganj stations while water level of the Old Surma is flowing 66 cm above the danger level at Derai station.The water level of the Kushiyara is flowing 8 cm above the danger level at Sherpur-Sylhet station while water level of the Jamuna is flowing 18 cm above the danger level at Kazipur station. Besides, the water level of Someswari is flowing 13 cm above the danger level at Kalmakanda station.