Flood situation in Sylhet slightly improves
SYLHET, Jul 17: The flood situation in the city and its adjoining areas has improved slightly on Wednesday as the water started to go down from the affected areas. But the suffering of the affected people is increasing with the time.
According to the Water Development Board here, water level has been decreasing at many points at the Surma River from Wednesday morning, but still the water was flowing above the danger level.
Source said, water of the Surma was flowing 92 centimetre above the danger level at Kanaighat point on Wednesday while it was 130 centimetre above the danger level on Tuesday evening, 58 centimetre above the danger level at Sylhet City point on Wednesday while it was 69 centimetre above the danger level before. Water level of other rivers at the areas decreased slightly, but still it was flowing above the danger level.
Sylhet Deputy Commissioner office handed over two metric ton rice to the officers of Sylhet City Corporation as succour to distribute among the affected people in the corporation area. Above 200 families at the corporation has been suffering badly for flood.
However, succour distribution has been continuing in the other affected areas. A total of 243 metric ton rice and four lakh taka was distributed till Monday. Each people in the affected areas has been getting 10 kg rice, one litre soya bean oil, one kg sugar, one kg salt, 500 gm noodles, one dozen candle and one fire box.
DC office said, succour distribution would be continued till the flood end. Other necessary steps would be taken to recover the losses of affected people, sources said.
Around 3,38,000 people from 48,700 families in eleven upazilas out of 13 of the district have been affected by the flood. Seventy-nine primary schools and 81 secondary schools and colleges suspended their academic activities in the areas.
Ban has been imposed on visiting at Bisnakandhi and Jaflong, two most beautiful tourist destinations in Sylhet as communication of those areas with the city was cut off by flood.
Tourists will be able to visit the places soon, authority hoped.