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Flood hits Jamalpur again

  • Published at 03:43 pm July 13th, 2020
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File photo: Flood situation in Jamalpur on Monday, June 29, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

A total of 13 unions in Islampur and Dewanganj upazilas of the district were affected in the new flood

Jamalpur district has been hit by flood for the second time within the last four days as water levels in the Jamuna river continued to rise.

According to the Water Development Board, Jamuna rose by 38 cm and was flowing 64 cm over the red mark (19.50 metres) at Bahadurabad ghat point during the last 24 hours, ending at around 12pm on Monday.

A total of 13 unions in Islampur and Dewanganj upazilas of the district were affected in the new flood.

Deputy Director, Department of Agriculture Extension, Aminul Islam said standing crops on 6086 hectares of land, T-Aman seed bed on 194 hectares, Aush paddy on 1327 hectares and jute on 4565 hectares went under huge deluge in the second flood.

Dewanganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Sultana Razia said all eight unions and one municipality in the upazila were affected by the flood.

She said the people who had recently left the flood shelter centres recently were coming back to take shelter and to save themselves from disaster for the second time.

Relief materials will be disbursed among the flood victims from Monday, she added.

Project Implementation Officer (PIO), Mehedi Hasan Titu said five unions in Islampur upazila are badly affected by the flood.

He said 27,500 people in 27 villages in Kulkandi, Belgachha, Sapdhari,, Chinaduli and Noarpara unions in Islampur upazila were affected by the flood and 365 people in the upazila took shelter in 11 flood shelter centres .

About rescue and relief operations, the PIO said two boats in each union were kept ready to evacuate flood victims to safer places.

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