Flood situation deteriorates; No signs of improvement

প্রকাশিত: ১০:৪৬ অপরাহ্ণ, জুলাই ২৩, ২০২০

Flood situation deteriorates; No signs of improvement

Amdadul Haque:

The third phase of the flood marooned people, and aggravating the situation in the country’s north, northeast, northwest and mid-districts with no signs of improvement.


The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in a briefing feared that nearly half of all districts in the country will be affected in the coming weeks.


The overall flood situation in some districts have deteriorated further due to rise in water levels in various rivers, cutting off road communications at places and leaving thousands of people marooned.


Meanwhile, many embankments and roads have been smashed in several districts due to the flood, causing immense sufferings to people.


The districts that have been flooded at the moment are: Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Nilphamari, Rangpur, Bogra, Jamalpur, Sirajganj, Tangail, Manikganj, Faridpur, Netrokona, Feni, Madaripur, Rajbari, Shariatpur, Dhaka, Sylhet and Sunamganj. Besides, Pabna, Kishoreganj, Feni and Cox’s Bazar may be flooded, experts said.


Meteorologists said that the monsoon season is already active. Besides, air interactions between the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea are taking place over the country. The supply of water vapor in the skies of Bangladesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal, Tripura, Sikkim and West Bengal is said to be quite high.


As a result of the upward radiation of this water vapor, clouds are being formed everyday. These clouds are sometimes causing light to very heavy rainfall. Such incessant rains, as witnessed in the capital and its surrounding districts, have already submerged huge areas of low-lying areas.


Earlier, the FFWC issued a third flood warning on July 19. According to it, the flood could last for another 15 days. This time there could be floods in four regions of the country at once.