Surma’s water to enter Sunamganj town anytime
Published: 07:43 PM, 26 September 2020 Updated: 07:46 PM, 26 September 2020
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Due to the torrential rainfall the river, Surma's water is expected to rise again as the Surma flowed at Sholghar point near the danger level on Saturday afternoon, likely to enter the Sunamganj town at any time.
The Met Office recorded 36mm of rainfall in Sunamganj in the last 24 hours while the traffic movement on the Sunamganj-Tahirpur-Biswambharpur-Jamalganj roads being disrupted as these have been submerged underwater.
"Excessive rainfall in Meghalaya and Assam of India, as Cherrapunji recorded 202 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, has been continued. The river Surma is flowing just at the danger level, however, according to the weather forecast, the water level of Surma may decrease on Saturday," Pritam Paul, assistant engineer of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), in Sunamgnaj said.
Sunamganj Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohammad Abdul Ahad said, "We are holding a meeting of the relief and disaster preparedness committee at the district and upazila level as we will make ensure the availability of adequate relief to deal the floods. The shelters have also been set up for the detainees if the situation deteriorates."