14 northern districts at risk of flooding

Flood waters entering Brahmaputra basin through Kurigram and advancing further

The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre on Saturday warned that floods could hit 14 districts in the northern region of Bangladesh in the next two days.

According to the FFWC, flood waters are entering the Brahmaputra basin through Kurigram and advancing further. 

As a result, waters could enter Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Bogra, Tangail, Sirajganj, Manikganj and Pabna in the next few days.

In the Teesta basin, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat and Rangpur might also get flooded.

Meanwhile, due to water coming down hilltops, water level in the Teesta River in Sylhet has risen which is affecting the Jamuna River. As a result, its water level in Sirajganj has risen beyond the danger level. Kazipur point in the district is at 1cm above danger level.

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On the other hand, heavy rains have started upstream of the Padma River which may increase further. As a result, floods may start in the lower areas of Shariatpur, Madaripur, Chandpur and Faridpur.

According to the FFWC, heavy rains are likely to intensify over the next two days in greater parts of Meghalaya, Assam and West Bengal.

Due to the rains, water from upstream could worsen the flood situation in the country.