11 districts already inundated, situation may deteriorate further
Published: 08:49 PM, 1 September 2021
The lower part of Sirajganj is inundated due to rising water of Jamuna River
As the upstream rains continue, the water level in the Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Ganges-Padma basins is increasing, along with the flood-prone areas. The low-lying areas of 11 districts have already been flooded. The water will continue to rise for the next two days. The flood situation in these areas may also deteriorate, informs Water Development Board.
Although the situation in the flood-hit areas has been relatively stable in the last one week, the water level of rivers has started rising again due to the upstream rains.
The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief said in a report on Tuesday that 45,200 people from 11,150 families in the flood-hit area of Bogura have been affected by the floods. 7,515 families in Jamalpur have been affected by the floods due to waterlogging. Besides, erosion also occurred in the Jamuna River in some upazilas. 100 families have been affected in Rowmari and Char Rajibpu upazilas in Kurigram. River erosion has occurred in some areas of Sirajganj, Tangail and Gaibandha.
“The water level of Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Ganges-Padma will continue to rise for 48 hours,” said Md. Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, flood forecasting and warning center executive engineer. “In the next 24 hours, the water level of Padma at Bhagyakul and Mawa points may go above the danger level.”
The flood situation in Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Bogura, Tangail, Sirajganj, Pabna, Manikganj, Rajbari, Shariatpur and Faridpur districts may also deteriorate during this time. However, rivers in the Upper Meghna Basin in the northeast of the country are running low, said Flood Forecasting and Warning Center.
Water is now flowing above the danger level at 16 points of the country’s 109 river monitoring stations. Monsoon winds are now fairly active over Bangladesh, with moderate in the Bay of Bengal. In this situation, the tendency of rain may increase in the next few days, the Met Office said.
The weather forecast for Wednesday said light to moderate rain or thundershowers with temporary gusty wind is likely to occur in many parts of the Rangpur, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and some parts of Dhaka, Rajshahi, Barishal and Khulna divisions. At the same time, there may be scattered moderate to heavy rains in some parts of the country.