Friday, August 23, 2019 | ePaper

Flood situation worsens further in Jamalpur

  • Print

Road communication between Bhuapur and Tangail being snapped due to heavy flooding and landslide as major portion of the area was washed away. This photo was taken from Tepibari area on Friday.

Staff Reporter :
The overall flood situation in Bogura and Kurigram districts has improved as the water levels of different rivers started to recede from Friday morning.
The situation in Jamalpur, Gaibandha, Netrokona, Sunamganj and Sylhet will also improve by today (Saturday).
However, the flood situation in Jamalpur has deteriorated further affecting about 12 lakh 70 thousand people in 61 unions and six municipalities of the seven upazilas.
The Jamuna River at Mathurapara point was flowing 128cm above the danger level early in the morning, but the water level went down 2.5cm within the next three hours, said Hasan Mahmud, Executive Engineer of Water Development Board, Bogura.
"So, we can expect that the flood situation will improve from this point onwards," he told the media.
This year's flood has affected more than one lakh people in 129 villages in three upazilas of Bogura.
In Jamalpur, Water Development Board sources said, during the last 24 hours the Jamuna dropped

 by 8 cm and was flowing 158 cm over the red mark at Bahadurabad ghat point till 9:00am yesterday.
According to the Department of Agriculture Extension sources, standing crops on 20,258 hectares of land, including Aush paddy on 4,380 hectares, T-Aman seeds bed on 2,490 hectares, jute on 8,992 hectares, vegetable on 4,026 hectares, Chilli on 188 hectares, Banana grove 107 hectares, sugarcane on 40 hectares and summer maize on 35 hectares went under flood water in the district.
District primary education officer Md Shahidul Islam said, 694 primary
schools have been shut due to flood in the district.
In Kurigram, flood situation has improved slightly, our local correspondent reports.
Within 24 hours, the water level of the Brahmaputra, Dudhkumar and Dharla rivers decreased by 15cm at Chilmari point in Chilmari upazila, 12cm at Noonkhawa point and 18cm at Dharla Bridge point in Sadar upazila and 9cm at Kaunia point in Kaunia upazila of Rangpur, according to Kurigram Water Development Board (WDB) control room.
The District Relief and Rehabilitation Office (DRRO) sources said a total of 7,54,196 people of 1,88,549 families in Kurigram's nine upazilas have been marooned by the floodwater. Among them, 4,996 people of 1,249 families have lost their homes to the flood.
In Sirajganj, flood situation remained unchanged in last 24 hours as water of the Jamuna river was flowing 100cm above danger level at the hard point, reports our district correspondent.
Communication facilities were disrupted in low-lying areas but road and rail communications in major areas remain normal, according to the DRRO in Sirajganj.
Hundreds of low-lying areas beside the Jamuna River have gone under flood water in Sirajganj, the DRRO said. More than 21,000 families were marooned due to the recent flood in the district.
Water level in most of the rivers in the country, except Jamuna and Ganges-Padma, has been decreasing.
In the next 24 hours, there is no chance of heavy rainfall in the highland areas, said a press release issued by Flood Information Centre of Bangladesh Water Development Board on Friday.
The Brahmaputra's water level will continue decreasing and Jamuna's water level might go down in the next 24 hours. On the other hand, the water level of Ganges-Padma will rise in the next 48 hours.
Within the next 24-hours, old Brahmaputra River, Jamalpur, and Sureshwar point of Padma River might cross the danger limits.
The flood condition will worsen in Manikganj, Rajbari, Faridpur and Mushiganj districts, and will remain constant in Tangail and Sirajganj districts for the next 24 hours.

More News For this Category

Free press doesn't recognise party activists as journalists

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the government to publish the gazette notification implementing the recommendations of 9th Wage Board for journalists. The apex court stayed

Repatriation plan stalled again

Repatriation plan stalled again

Staff Reporter :A second attempt to repatriate the 'forcibly displaced Rohingyas' in Bangladesh to their homes in Rakhine State of Myanmar stalled on Thursday as Rohingyas refused to return out

NGOs discouraging Rohingyas: FM

Staff Reporter :Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said that both Bangladesh and Myanmar were "fully ready" to resume the repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland but some

3 HC judges asked to refrain from duties

Staff Reporter :Three High Court judges have been temporarily relieved of their judicial duties after a probe into allegations of professional misconduct against them was initiated. The judges are Justice

India faces defiance in 'Kashmir's Gaza'

AFP, Srinagar  :In an act of defiance against New Delhi's controversial decision to strip the Muslim-majority region of its autonomy, Soura neighbourhood on the outskirts of Kashmir's main city of

Lightnings kill nine in dists

Staff Reporter :At least nine persons, including two women, were killed and several others injured in separate lightning strike across the country on Thursday. In Faridpur, at least three persons

HC rule on Square Hospital to pay Tk 5 cr for wrong treatment

Staff Reporter :The High Court on Thursday issued a rule upon the Square Hospital and other respondents to explain as to why the impugned inaction of the respondents in not

Two Rohingyas among 3 killed in 'gunfights'

Staff Reporter :Two suspected Rohingya drug traders and a murder accused were killed in reported gunfights with the law enforcing agencies in Cox's Bazar and Mymensingh districts early Thursday.In Cox's

Deadliest year for dengue

Deadliest year for dengue

Noman Mosharef :The number of dengue patients admitted in hospitals this year hit all-time high as the mosquito-borne viral disease has been spreading rapidly across the country. A total of 59,592

9 killed in road crashes

Staff reporter :At least nine persons, including four in Thakurgaon, were killed and many others seriously injured in several road crashes in districts on Thursday.In Thakurgaon, at least four persons