Flood Situation is Worsening amid this Pandemic

July 14, 2020

 

Flood is a natural calamity that occurs almost every year in our country. As a country with its geographical position right before the sea Bay of Bengal, and also with several rivers instigated from Himalaya, and flowing to the Bay of Bengal through different channels inside, Bangladesh is one of the most flood pretentious country in the world.

 

It is mostly the coastal area of the country which has got the most impact of such flooding, but such disaster often traumatized even the capital and other major cities, as well.

 

Floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water from hills across the Indian borders. Millions of people in Bangladesh suffer from flooding as the low-lying country experiences seasonal floods almost every year this month.

 

Bangladesh is currently facing a serious threat of floods that could cause comprehensive damage to farmlands across the country. Heavy precipitation and surge of water from hilly areas upstream have already inundated districts in the northern and eastern areas of the country.

 

According to the country's Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), water levels of two major rivers Brahmaputra-Jamuna may cross their danger marks at major points after Sunday and the water levels may reach at their peak on July 17.

 

Low lying and char areas and crop fields in Kurigram, Gaibandha, Bogra, Sylhet, Sunamganj, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, and Jamalpur, have gone underwater while thousands of people have been left stranded. The water in the rivers continued to rise following incessant rains and onrush water from upstream India.

 

13,09,150 people were affected due to the floods in 15 districts (out of the country's total 64 districts), a daily disaster situation report prepared by the country's National Disaster Response Coordination Centre (NDRCC) revealed on Sunday.

 

Under these circumstances, people are enduring a lot of adversity with the added fear of coronavirus infection. The affected community needs foods the most. They also need shelter and hygiene kits to protect themselves from coronavirus infection.

 

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