Flood situation worsens in Sylhet, water level rising in the north Sylhet Floods
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Flood situation worsens in Sylhet, water level rising in the north

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 30 Jun 2022, 03:35 pm

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, June 30: The flood situation in Sylhet is deteriorating again due to heavy rains. At the same time, the water level of rivers in the north is increasing.

The Bangladesh Water Development Board's Flood Forecasting and Warning Center said this on Wednesday (June 29) noon.

According to the Water Development Board, the water of six rivers of the country are flowing above the danger level at seven points on Wednesday. Meanwhile, heavy rains have started in the northern and northeastern parts of the country and in the upper parts of the country as well.

Md. Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, executive engineer of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center, said the water level in all major rivers of the country, except Ganga-Padma and Kushiyara, are rising, which may continue for the next 24 hours.

He said heavy rains are predicted in the next 24 to 48 hours in the northern part of Bangladesh, northeast and adjoining parts of Assam, Meghalaya and Himalayan foothills of West Bengal (Jalpaiguri, Sikkim). At that time, the water of the main rivers of the northern part of the country (Teesta, Upper Atrai, Dharla, Dudhkumar, Upper Karatoya, Tangan, Punarbhaba and Kulikh) may increase rapidly.

The executive engineer said that in the next 24 hours, the water level at Dalia point of Teesta river, Kurigram point of Dharla river, Pateshwari point of Dudhkumar river and Panchagarh point of Karatoya river may rise above or near the danger level.

In the next 24 hours, the flood situation in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts in the northeast of the country may worsen. On the other hand, the flood situation in Netrokona, Kishoreganj and Brahmanbaria districts could remain stable, said Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan.

The Water Development Board, in its report on rainfall and river condition, said that the water of Surma river was flowing at Kanaighat point 87 cm above the danger level. The water of Kushiyara river is flowing at 114 cm at Amalshid point and 42 cm at Shawla point above the danger level.