DHAKA: While several parts of country are already under grip of flood, more areas are likely to be inundated by flood water.
Sarder Udoy Raihan, an official of Flood Forecasting and warning Centre
(FFWC), said, "As major rivers are in rising trend, different parts of
country might be flooded during the next few days."
flood. Floodwater may engulf more areas in the region, if the trend of heavy
rainfall continues," he added.
Floodwater may inundate low-lying areas of southeastern parts of the
country as water level of the Halda and Matamuhuri rivers has risen sharply
due to heavy rainfall and onrush water from the upstream, he added.
Incessant rains since last night led to heavy water-logging in different
parts of Dhaka city, including Motijheel, Purana Paltan, Fakirapul, Arambagh,
Malibagh, Shatinagar, Rajarbagh, Kazi Para, Shewrapara areas, causing
sufferings for commuters.
Met Office recorded 13 mm rainfall between 6am and 12noon in Dhaka city
while the city saw 28 mm during 24 hours till 6am this morning. According to
experts, poor drainage system is largely responsible for water-logging in
Dhaka city as moderate rainfall is enough for submerging many areas of the
A meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said, "July
is the most rainfall month of Bangladesh. The country may witness heavy to
heavy rainfall till mid-July."
Among the 90 monitored water level stations, three river stations have
been registered steady while seven river stations were registered flowing
above danger level, a bulletin issued by the FFWC said here today.
According to the FFWC, the Surma at Kanaighat and Sunamganj, the Kushiyara
at Amalshid, at Sheola and at Sherpur-Sylhet, the Halda and the Matamuhuri
are flowing above its danger levels by 72 cm, 5cm, 78cm, 68cm, 16cm, 10 and 78 cm respectively.