Flood state of affairs prone to deteriorate over the following 24 hours in worst-hit areas of north and northeast, officers stated.
Heavy monsoon downpours in Bangladesh’s northeastern and northern areas have stranded lots of of 1000’s of individuals, forcing authorities to deploy the army to conduct evacuation and reduction work, based on native media and official statements.
The Bangladesh army’s Inter Service Public Relations workplace stated on its web site early on Saturday that troopers have been deployed as floods have devastated the northeastern districts of Sunamganj and Sylhet the place 1000’s of houses have been inundated and electrical energy has been minimize.
In a press release, the federal government’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Middle in Dhaka, the nation’s capital, stated on Friday that water in all main rivers throughout the nation is rising. The nation has about 130 rivers.
The centre stated the flood state of affairs is prone to deteriorate over the following 24 hours within the worst-hit Sunamganj and Sylhet districts within the northeastern area in addition to in Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Nilphamari and Rangpur districts in northern Bangladesh.
Hafiz Ahmed, supervisor on the Osmani Worldwide Airport in Sylhet, stated that flight operations within the airport have been suspended for 3 days from Friday as flood water had virtually reached the runway.
Final month, a pre-monsoon flash flood, triggered by an onrush of waters from upstream India’s northeastern states, hit Bangladesh’s northern and northeastern areas, destroying crops and damaging houses and street community.
Bangladesh was solely recovering from that shock, when this 12 months’s monsoon set in only some days in the past bringing contemporary rains which have flooded the identical areas once more.
A nation of 160 million folks, Bangladesh is low-lying and faces threats of climate-change-related pure disasters corresponding to floods and cyclones. Based on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Local weather Change, about 17 % of individuals in Bangladesh would should be relocated over the following decade or so if international warming persists at this time price.