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Flood situation likely to improve soon

  • Published at 02:02 am August 1st, 2016
  • Last updated at 09:18 am August 1st, 2016
Flood situation likely to improve soon
Flood situation in several districts of Bangladesh may improve in the next two or three days, as water level in the major rivers has started receding. According to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), water level in the Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Surma, and Kushiyara Rivers are falling. Water levels in the Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Surma, Kushiyara River may fall in the next 72 hours, added the FFWC bulletin released yesterday. Flood situation likely to improve in Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Sirajganj, Bogra and Kurigram in the next two days, as water levels in the Brahmaputra and Jamuna Rivers are in the falling trend. The bulletin, however, said the water level in Padma River likely to rise in the next 48 hours, which may cause deterioration of flood situation in low-lying areas of Rajbari, Manikganj, Munshiganj and Shariatpur. Water levels in the Buriganga, Balu, Shitalakhya Rivers around Dhaka city are in rising trend which may continue in the next 24 hours. The flood in the country has caused due to heavy rainfall in the northern and north-east part of  Bangladesh as well as Indian state Assam and Meghalya. Ripon Karmakar, duty forecasting officer at the FFWC, said: “The first spell of flood which is now going on in Bangladesh will not deteriorate further, as there is no possibility of rainfall in the next two or three days. According to a forecast the Indian Meteorological Department released on July 28, Assam and Meghalaya states would experience scattered and a very few rainfall till August 3. Meanwhile, water levels at 18 points out of 90 measured stations were flowing above danger level yesterday while water at 39 points out of 46 measured points were under danger level. Of them, the Jamuna River at Bahadurabad point flowed 105cm, at Sariakandi point 88cm, the Atrai River at Baghabari flowed 107cm, the Dhaleswari River at Elasin point flowed 140cm and the Padma River at Goalando point flowed 101cm above the danger level.