Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | ePaper

Floods turn worse

Water levels of 54 rivers flow above danger mark

  • Print
Staff Reporter :
Flood situation across the country deteriorated on Friday comparing to previous days, mainly because of water coming from India.
Our correspondents from Jamalpur and Sirajgonj reported worsening of the situation in the districts.
According to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), water levels of 54 rivers have marked a rise while 27 stations recorded fall.
Among the 90 monitored water level stations, five river stations reported water level steady while water levels at 16 river stations are flowing above the danger level, according to a bulletin issued by the FFWC on Friday.
The Ghagot at Gaibandha, the Brahmaputra, the Jamuna at Bahadurabad,     
Sariakandi, Kazipur and Sirajganj, the Atrai at Baghabari, the Dhaleswari at Elasin, the Padma at Goalundo, the Kobadak, the Surma at Kanaighat, the Kushiyara at Amalshid, Sheola, Sherpur-Sylhet, Deraj and Jariajanjail are
flowing above danger level 43cm, 35cm, 87cm, 58cm, 62cm, 69cm, 23cm, 58cm, 5cm, 5cm, 49cm, 69cm, 65cm,7cm, 1cm and 42cm respectively.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Surma rivers are in steady state while the Ganges-Padma and Kushiyara rivers are in rising trend, said the bulletin.
Significant rainfall was recorded at some stations in different districts during the last 24 hours ending at 6 am today.
A total of 57 millimetres (mm) rainfall was recorded at Noakhali, 53mm at Sylhet, 40mm at Kanaighat and 33mm at Sunamganj.

More News For this Category

Wrong-side driving by VIPs, CIPs penalised

Md Joynal Abedin Khan :The traffic police have penalised around one hundred vehicles for violating the traffic rules in last 36 hours during their ongoing drive to check wrong-side driving

Power tariff hike move opposed

Staff Reporter :The consumer rights groups, business bodies and left leaning political parties strongly opposed the government entity’s power tariff hike proposal at the public hearing on Monday. Bangladesh Energy

Myanmar proposes flag meeting in Nov

Myanmar proposes flag meeting in Nov

The Myanmar authorities have proposed Bangladesh a flag meeting to settle the ongoing bordering issues of the two neighbouring countries, especially the Rohingya influx. Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh

China for permanent solution

The Communist Party of China (CPC) today assured Bangladesh of convincing Myanmar government to resolve the Rohingya problem permanently.The assurance came from a meeting in Beijing between the CPC and

Origin and solution of Rohingya crisis lie on Myanmar: Grandi

Origin and solution of Rohingya crisis lie on Myanmar: Grandi

Staff Reporter :United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Monday said that Rohingya refugee crisis has originated in Myanmar and the country must resolve it with safety and

India can`t mistreat refugees, says HRW

Staff Reporter :Human Rights Watch on Monday condemned the Indian authorities for "mistreating" the Rohingya refugees and said that the country had no rights to conduct such behaviour. "If India had

Rice market stays hot

Although the government has taken various steps to arrest the skyrocketing price of rice in the local market, city dwellers are yet to get any benefit as retailers have not

200 camp babies

200 camp babies

About 35 midwives trained by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have been deployed in the two government-run refugee camps in Cox's Bazar to provide maternity heath care services to

Stay alert against evil acts during Puja: Khaleda

Greeting the Hindu community members on the occasion of Durga Puja and Bijoya Dashami, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday urged all, irrespective of their religion and colour, to remain

Myanmar is bluffing, yet we are not actively engaged internationally

Editorial Desk :Yesterday a news item published in some dailies that Myanmar Security Adviser met our Foreign Minister in New York and proposed a meeting with concerned officials of