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Flood hits Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat

  • Published at 09:40 pm July 17th, 2016

Flood situation in Nilphamari and Lalmonirhat districts has worsened due to onrush water from the up stream and hevay rain for few days.

According to local sources the flood situation worsened yesterday as more areas of the districts were inundated affecting over 1,50,000 people.

The flood victims are now facing an acute shortage of food and potable water.

People of many areas have been marooned in Dimla, Jaldhaka of Nilphamari and Hatabandha , Kaliganj in Lalmonirhat districts.

The water level of the Dalia River has marked rise above 17 centimetre at several points of Nilphamari.

In the last three days, due to erosion by Teesta and Dharla rivers in Lalmonirhat over 100,000 people of some 80 villages in five upazilas were marooned in three-five feet high flood water.

In Nilphamari, over 50,000 people were affected as water-level of 16 rivers including Dharla, Teesta, Dudhkumar and Brahmaputra swelled, according to our correspondent. Over 100 families were affected as flood protection dyke collapsed.

Locals are yet to receive any relief although shortage of food and drinkable water turned acute.

The adverse affected areas are Purbachantai, Khagabari, Tepakhari, Khalisha Chapani, Jhunagus Chapani, Goyabari, of Dimla upazila and Golmunda, Dowabari, Shoulmari of Jaldhak upazila in Nilphamari district.

Aminur Rahman, chairman of Jhunagachi union parishad ,said at least 10,000 families had become the victim of the the flood in the areas.

Zakir Hossen, deputy comissioner of Nilphamari,said many schools, colleges, madrasas and establishments in the district went under water due to onrush water and heavy rain.

I have informed the incident to the Water Development Board ,” he said.

Immediately relief goods will be distributed among the flood-victims,” he added.

Abdul Hai, a trader of Ekota Bazar, near the Teesta River ,said they had shifted their business to another place as their establishements damaged.

Rabiul Islam Shaheen, chairman of Tepakhari union council, said 10 villages in the union went under water due to recent flood.

Mostafizur Rahman, executive engineer of the WDB, said the rivers in the the Teesta at Dalia and the Kangsha at Jariajanjail are flowing above its danger levels by 10 cm and 46 cm respectively.

Onrush of water from the upstream and incessant rainfall have flooded many areas of Fulbari, Rajarhat and Ulipur upazila of Kurigram district, rendering over 20,000 people marooned.

According to BSS reports, water levels in 64 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) marked rises and 18 stations recorded falls.

Among the 90 monitored water level stations, four river stations have been registered steady while two rivers are flowing above danger mark, a bulletin issued by FFWC said here today.

The Teesta at Dalia and the Kangsha at Jariajanjail are flowing above its danger levels by 10 cm and 46 cm respectively.

Significant rainfall was recorded in some stations in different districts during the last 24 hours ending around 6 am.

A total of 95 millimeters (mm) rainfall were recorded at Rangpur, 80 mm at Teknaf, 75 mm at Lorergarh, 68.5 mm at Panchagarh, 67.4mm at Noakhali, 67mm at Cox's Bazar, 65mm at Sunamganj, 62.5mm at Kurigram, 60mm at Barguna, 58.3mm at Chapainawabganj, 52mm at Chilmaria and 49 mm at Dilia.