Over 387,394 people in seven upazilas of Jamalpur and at least 124, 571 people in six upazilas of Tangail have been affected in the flood
Overall flood situation in Jamalpur and Tangail remained unchanged and was yet to improve despite the steady drop in the water level of the Jamuna, and Jhenai rivers.
In Jamalpur, the Jamuna River dropped by 17cm and was flowing 57cm above the danger mark at Bahadurabad ghat point for the last 24 hours until 12pm on Saturday, said the Water Development Board (WDB).
Department of Agriculture Extension Office sources said standing crops on 13,343 hectares have been submerged by floodwater.
Aush paddy on 2,576 hectares, T-Aman seedbed on 369 hectares, jute on 8,715 hectares, vegetables on 1,530 hectares, sesame on 21 hectares, maize on 17 hectares, banana on 24 hectares, green chilli on 86 hectares and groundnut on five hectares have gone under the huge deluge.
District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer (DRRO) Md Nayeb Ali said even though floodwater started receding but the situation is yet to improve.
He said over 387,394 people in 49 unions of all seven upazilas of the district have been affected in the flood.
”A total of 1,212 families comprising 6,094 people took shelter in 31 flood shelter centres and 34 tons of rice and Tk11 lakh cash were allotted for the flood victims,” he said, adding that upazila administrations are distributing 2,000 packets dry food among the flood victims in Islampur and Dewanganj upazila.
DRRO further said the flood also damaged 290 houses completely and 6,003 houses partially and 71km unpaved road, 17 km paved road, 77 educational institutions and 34 mosques and other places of worship have also been damaged partially.
Flood situation in Tangail on Saturday, July 4, 2020 Dhaka Tribune
Meanwhile in Tangail, even though the water level of Jamuna and Jhenai rivers have started to recede, the Dhaleshwari, Jamuna and Jhenai rivers are still flowing above the danger marks in Tangail.
According to the WDB, the Jamuna was flowing at 34 cm above the danger mark, the Jhenai river was flowing at 48cm above the danger mark and the Dhaleshwari River was flowing 90cm above the danger mark, .
As a result, 124, 571 people have now become stranded in six upazilas of the district. Besides, 3,613 hectares of cropland have been submerged and the overall flood situation in the district remains unchanged, said district Relief and Rehabilitation and district Agriculture Office.