The flood situation has worsened in Sherpur as new char areas. Croplands went underwater due to the sudden swelling of the Old Brahmaputra river while the situation has improved slightly in Lalmonirhat.
Meanwhile, the flood situation in Kurigram remains unchanged.
The increasing water of the Old Brahmaputra River has led to the inundation of new char areas. Croplands and houses, triggering fears of a devastating flood, reports UNB.
Water Development Board said the river rose by three feet within 28 hours. Was flowing just below the danger level at Sherpur Ferryghat Point at 6 am today.
Sherpur’s relief office said 175 villages in 42 unions of five Upazilas had been flooded. After heavy rains in the country and upstream regions adjacent to Bangladesh. Leaving at least 62,100 people stranded.
Anowara Begum, the district’s fisheries officer. Said the flooding of ponds and fish enclosures have caused estimated damage of Tk 5.15 crores.
Fifty-four educational institutions. Have been forced to suspend academic activities after they had gone underwater.
The rising water is also causing panic among the people. Locals said new areas were suddenly submerged after 9 pm on Wednesday. The Sherpur-Jamalpur Highway Porar Dokan diversion had gone under knee-deep water within the night.
The Brahmaputra, Dudhkumar and Dharla rivers were flowing 135cm above their danger marks at Chilmari Ghat point. 102 cm at Noonkhawa point and 10cm at Dharla Bridge point respectively at 7:00 am today. According to the control room of Kurigram WDB.
But water levels in all the 17 rivers of the district including the Brahmaputra. The Dudhkumar, the Dharla, and the Teesta decreased compared to previous days.
The control room said the Brahmaputra, Dudhkumar, Dharla. Teesta rivers decreased two centimeters (cm) at Chilmari Ghat point under Chilmari Upazila. Two cm at Noonkhawa point under Sadar Upazila. Six cm at Dharla Bridge point under Sadar Upazila and 23 cm. At Kaunia Ghat point under Kaunia Upazila of Rangpur respectively within the last 12 hours. Situation Improves in Lalmonirhat, New Areas Submerged in Sherpur
The district relief and rehabilitation office (DRRO) sources said some 6,15,596 people of 1,55,649 families. In nine Upazilas of the district were marooned by the floodwater while 5,120 people of 1,349 families. Have lost their dwelling houses due to the flood.
Around 33,227 hectares of lands are under the floodwater. Of them, 15,179 hectares of cropland damaged,” the DRRO sources said.
The Teesta water has started to reduce as onrush water from the upstream decreased. At Gazoldoba barrage in the Indian state of Paschimbanga. According to Lalmonirhat district administration.
The water level of Teesta was flowing 36 cm below. The danger mark at Kaunia Ghat point in Kaunia Upazila (Rangpur) under its danger mark. Our Kurigram correspondent reports quoting WDB officials. Situation Improves in Lalmonirhat, New Areas Submerged in Sherpur
Acting Deputy Commissioner of Lalmonirhat Ahsan Habib told. Our Lalmonirhat correspondent that nearly 60 percent. The flood-affected people have returned to their homes from the flood centers as the flood situation improved.