The Financial Express

Flood situation likely to worsen in parts of country

| Updated: May 14, 2022 17:21:34

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Flood situation in some parts of the country may worsen further as the water levels in all major rivers of the northern region of Bangladesh may rise in the next 24 hours, according to a bulletin of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC).

The 24-hour bulletin issued on Friday also said the Brahmaputra, the Dharla, the Dudkumar and the Teesta of the northern regions are in a rising trend while Jamuna is in a steady state.

However, it says the Ganges-Padma River is in a steady state which may continue to be steady in the next 24 hours.

According to the numerical weather forecast of meteorological agencies, there is a chance of heavy rainfall at some places in the north-eastern regions of the country and adjoining states of Assam (Barak Basin), Meghalaya and Tripura of India in the next 72 hours.

As a result, the water levels in the major rivers of the north-eastern region of the country may continue to rise in the next 72 hours and may rise rapidly at times on some points of the major rivers.

Some points of Sylhet and Sunamganj districts may cross their respective danger levels in the next 24 hours, it stated.

Currently, one river in Bangladesh crossed danger marks at one point, it said.

The one point is Kanaighat station on the Surma River, the FFWC added.

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