Some districts likely to be hit by flashflood
Some parts of the country may face flash floods while the situation in the already-flooded districts may worsen in the next three days as the ongoing torrential rain may continue.
According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), the highest 50-millimeter rainfall was recorded in Bogura and Tentulia each while Dhaka faced 30-metre rainfall in six hours till 3:00pm yesterday.
According to BMD, the northern, north-eastern, and south-eastern regions of the country may have rainfall in the next 72 hours.
As a result, the water of the Teesta, the Dharla, the Dudhkumar, and the Brahmaputa may rise rapidly. Other major rivers of the upper Meghna basin and south-eastern hill basin may also rise, BMD said.
Contacted, Bazlur Rashid, a petrologist of BMD, said the country faces the highest rainfall in July every year.
The monsoon here is now active, he added.
Meanwhile, our Lalmonirhat correspondent reported that the low-lying and island areas in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram have been inundated due to the rise of river water level.
However, the water of all the rivers in the two districts, including the Brahmaputra, the Teesta and the Dharla, were flowing below the danger level since Friday morning.
Locals in the districts said they were facing trouble in movements as the roads were submerged in knee-deep water. Alongside, houses and croplands were also submerged.
Mizanur Rahman, executive engineer of the Water Development Board in Lalmonirhat, said they have prepared to evacuate the people living in the risky villages along the riverside and protect the flood control dykes.
Our Feni correspondent reported that the flood situation has improved slightly in Fulgazi and Parshuram upazilas of the district while some seedbeds of vegetables and mangoes have gone under water.
Some village roads are also damaged and fishes of some ponds washed out.
Breaking of flood protection embankments on Muhuri and Kahuwa rivers at three points is the main reason for the flood at the two upazilas, according to locals.
Seven hundred families of the upazilas are marooned with floodwater due to the damage of the embankment.
Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Fulgazi Union Ferdousi Begum said authorities concerned are working to measure the amount of the damage and distributing relief to the victims.
Executive engineer of Water Development Board Zahir Uddin said they have taken initiative to repair the damaged portions of the embankment.