Flood in low-lying areas adjacent to Dhaka city likely to worsen
Published : Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 at 6:16 PM Count : 326
Flood in low-lying areas adjacent to the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) is likely to worsen during the next 24 hours as the waters in the rivers adjoining the Dhaka district are rising which will continue.
It was stated in a bulleting by the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC) under the Water Development Board (WDB) on Wednesday.
"The onrush of water from upstream would continue to deteriorate flooding in central districts," FFWC sub-divisional engineer Sarder Uday Raihan said.
Over 10,000 families got stranded in water as rivers around Dhaka continued to flow above their danger marks, affecting more or less all the five upazilas in Dhaka district.
Between Monday and Tuesday, the river Bangshi spilled its banks at many places, overtaking many areas in eight unions in Savar, leaving 10,000 families stranded.
Over 170 villages are now affected by flooding in five of Dhaka’s six upazilas, according to the district’s relief and rehabilitation office.
Flood has affected nearly 1.50 lakh people in Dhaka.
The FFWC said the flood situation in Kurigram, Gaibandha, Bogura, Jamalpur, Natore, Tangail, Naogaon and Brahmanbaria districts is likely to improve during the next 24 hours.
Meanwhile, waters in the rivers Dharla and Teesta in the country's northern region are likely to rise during the next 24 to 48 hours, and the water level in the river Teesta is likely cross the danger lavel.
On the other hand, the waters in the rivers Brahmaputra and Jmuna are likely to recede which will continue over the next 24 hours.
The waters in rivers Ganges and Padma remain static which are likely to continue over the next 48 hours.
The Bay of Bengal remained swelled barring the draining of river water and the additional water added from the fresh spell of rain until Friday, which would create more surface runoff, said forecasters.