Flooding worsens in Jamalpur

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 10 Jul 2017, 00:44:21

Flooding worsens in Jamalpur

Water levels fall further in Sylhet
JAMALPUR, July 9 (BSS): The flood situation slightly deteriorated in Jamalpur on Sunday as the water level in the Jamuna rose further.

Water Development Board officials said about 20 thousands of people in Islampur,Dewanganj, Melandaha, Sarishabari and Madarganj upazilas in the district were affected by the flood water.

They said the Jamuna rose by 3.0 cm and was flowing 36cm above the danger level at the Bahadurabad Ghat point until 12:00 noon on Sunday.

Assistant primary education officer of the district M Abdur Razzak said 45 primary schools were shut down as flood water entered classrooms.

Health and Family Planning officer of Islampur upazila Dr AKM Shahidur Rahman said 12 medical teams at the union levels and one medical team at the local health complex were providing healthcare services to flood victims.

Islampur Upazila Nirbahi Officer ABM Ahsanul Mamun said around 12,000 people in Kulkandi, Belgachha, Sapdhari, Chinaduly, Noarpara, Patharshi and Islampur Sadar union in the upazila were affected by the flood.

He said distribution of food and water purifying tablets among the flood victims was continuing.

Water levels at 51 river stations monitored by the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) rose on the day and fell at 33 stations.

Among the 90 monitored stations, nine were flowing above the danger level, a bulletin issued by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) said on Sunday.

The Brahmaputra flow was steady while the Jamuna, Ganges, Padma, Surma and Kushiyara were rising.

The Brahmaputra might remain steady in the next 24 hours while the water level in the Jamuna might rise slightly, said the bulletin.

The Ganges and Padma are likely to continue rising in the next 48 hours and the Surma and Kushiyara may remain steady in the next 24 hours.

Our Correspondent adds from Sylhet: The overall flood situation in Sylhet marked further improvement with water receding from different areas.

However, the water was still flowing above the danger marks at different points of the Surma and Kushiyara rivers.

The affected people's sufferings were yet to end as the recession of water from the lower region was much slow, officials said.

Excessive rains and onrush of water from upstream areas in the Indian states of Meghalaya and Assam since June 26 had caused floods in eight upazilas of Sylhet district.

Still 639 distressed people had been staying at 11 shelter centres in Fenchuganj, Golapganj and Beanibazar upazilas, said District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer Md. Mufzelur Rahman Mazumder.

The Surma was flowing 150 cm above the danger level at Kanaighat and the Kushiyara 70cm above the danger mark at Sheola at 3:00 pm on Sunday, an official at the WDB said.

Editor : A.H.M Moazzem Hossain
Published by the Editor for International Publications Limited from Tropicana Tower (4th floor), 45, Topkhana Road, GPO Box : 2526 Dhaka- 1000 and printed by him from City Publishing House Ltd., 1 RK Mission Road, Dhaka-1000.
Telephone : PABX : 9553550 (Hunting), 9513814, 7172017 and 7172012 Fax : 880-2-9567049
Email : editor@thefinancialexpress-bd.com, fexpress68@gmail.com
Copyright © 2017. All rights reserved
Powered by : orangebdlogo