Flood situation worsened in Lalmonirhat
Published: 14:10 12 July 2019 Updated: 14:22 12 July 2019
Nonstop heavy rains and hill-streams flooded the Lalmonirhat, the Teesta and the Dharla river terrain areas during four days last. The district's flood situation has been further deteriorated. About 15 thousand families of the district have become water-bound in this.
On Thursday evening, Teesta water flow recorded to 52.8 centimeters at the Dalia point of Teesta Barrage, the country's largest irrigation project. Which flows 20 cm above the normal state.
Local Abdullah Al Mamun said, four days of rain and hailstorms into the upazilas of the Teesta and Dharla Basin, the river terrain areas and low lands were submerged. From Wednesday midnight, some new areas have been flooded further due to water level upsurge in Teesta. Many families of the flooded areas are now water bund with children, old and disabled people and with livestock and animals as well.
It is learnt, Teesta and the Dharla river terrain areas have been flooded in Dahagram of Patgram upazila, Hathibandha’s Saniajan, Gaddimari, Sindarna, Patikapara, Singimari, Daoyabari, Votmari of Kaliganj, Kakina, Aditmari’s Mohisakhocha, Kuniagach of Sadar upazila, Rajpur, Gokunda, Kulaghat and Moghalhat Ups of the district. Nearly 15,000 families of these UPs were water-borne.
Meanwhile, DC Abu Zafar has visited flood situation in different areas of Hatibandha on Thursday night. During this time, he talked about problems with the water-borne people. Allocated five thousand empty sacks for road repair. 68 tons of rice relief has been allocated in the district. Earlier, flood relief was reported in black market. People of the upazila has requested the DC to prevent irregularities in distributing relief.
On the other hand, flood control barrage of Hatibandha upazila’s Gondimari UP is on the threat due to increased water pressure in Teesta. Upazila Parishad Chairman Mashiur Rahman Mamun has been trying to protect the dam with common people all the night long. Dams on the Teesta coast of the district have been threatened in several spots.
Local sources said, people living in the riverine areas are facing problems of child food and safe drinking water. On Thursday afternoon, Lalmonirhat DC Abu Jafar supplied dry food packets only to 43 victim families.
Kazi Shafiqul Islam, headmaster of Gobardhan Char Government Primary School, said the class rooms were submerged in flood waters. As a result, the students are not coming to school during three days last. Schooling remains stopped due to environmental obstruction.
Sirajul and Salam Hossain of Char Sindhurna village of Hatibandha upazila said, after getting waterlogged for three days no assistance was received.
Sindhorna UP Chairman Nurul Amin said about 2,000 families of the UP have become water-borne after heavy rains and hill-streams. The list has been sent for relief.
Hatibandha Upazila Relief and Rehabilitation Officer Ferdous Alam said, the Teesta River flows over six UPs o the upazila. Some families in the area become water-borne in a (little) water upsurge inTeesta River. The list of water bound families has been sent to the district office. Already relief has been allocated for this.
Ali Haider, District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer said “68 tons of rice has been allocated as a relief aid to the water-borne people. Delivery have been started already.”
Teesta Barrage Executive Engineer Rabiul Islam told DailyBangladesh that the Teesta water flows over the .02 cm over the danger on Thursday afternoon. As a result, floods have occurred in low and riverine areas of the district. To control the barrage, the water flow is being controlled opening all the watercourses.
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