At a time when folks within the flood-hit north and northeastern areas of the nation are nonetheless struggling to outlive, climate consultants are predicting one other spherical of floods as a result of rains within the subsequent few days. 

Sylhet Water Improvement Board sources stated heavy to average rains are doubtless in Sylhet division within the subsequent few days. 

“If the rains proceed in India, the onrush of water from upstream could inundate the Sylhet area,” AKM Niloy Pasha, sub-divisional engineer of Sylhet Water Improvement Board, informed UNB.

Apart from, the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre of the Bangladesh Water Improvement Board (BWDB) stated there’s a likelihood of heavy rainfall at locations in northern and north-eastern Bangladesh together with Assam, Meghalaya and sub-Himalayan West-Bengal (Jalpaiguri, Sikkim) of India within the subsequent 24-48 hours. 

The flood scenario within the northern area and low-lying areas of the central area, together with Sylhet and Sunamganj, could barely deteriorate, based on its newest warning. 

Nevertheless, the flood scenario is unlikely to worsen additional after mid-July, stories Bangladesh Climate Commentary Staff – BWOT, an impartial climate analysis group. 

In Sunamganj, the water ranges of various rivers of the district, together with the Surma, Jadukata, Chilai, Khasiyamara and Chela, are rising once more with the district recording 196mm rainfall within the final 24 hours. 

The Surma River was flowing 83cm above hazard degree in Chhatak upazila, 12cm above hazard degree in Dirai upazila Wednesday midday. 

Nevertheless, the river was flowing 14cm beneath hazard degree in Sunamganj city, based on the Sunamganj Water Improvement Board. 

The water degree of the Surma River has elevated by 22 cm within the final two days, it added. 

In the meantime, it rained in Sylhet district on Tuesday morning and within the night time, resulting in fears amongst native folks that the flood scenario could be extended for extra days. 

After about two weeks, floodwaters have receded in most areas of Sylhet. However homes and roads in Balaganj, Osmaninagar, Fenchuganj, Zakiganj, Beanibazar, Jaintapur and Gowainghat upazilas of Sylhet are nonetheless underneath the water. 

The residents of those areas are actually struggling to get well from the harm attributable to the floods on returning residence from shelters. 

The 2 spells of floods have already broken Boro and An crops in addition to triggered big losses in numerous sectors, together with agriculture, fisheries and tourism. 

DGHS: Flood loss of life toll climbs to 88

A complete of 88 folks died within the ongoing floods in numerous components of the nation until Wednesday morning.

The loss of life toll was recorded between Might 17 to June 29, the Directorate Basic of Well being Providers (DGHS) stated. 

Among the many deceased, 53 died in Sylhet division, 29 in Mymensingh division, 5 in Rangpur division, and one in Dhaka.

Of them, 62 folks drowned, two died from snake bites, and fourteen died from lightning strikes. 

Apart from, one particular person died of diarrhoea and 9 others died of various health-related points.

A complete of 8,677 folks within the 28 flood-hit districts have been contaminated by numerous waterborne ailments, based on the DGHS.

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DGHS Well being Emergency Operations Centre and Management Room reported that round 5,736 folks have been affected by diarrhoea whereas 353 have been affected by respiratory tract infections.

Moreover, 613 folks have been troubled with pores and skin problems, 176 individuals are affected by impaired imaginative and prescient, and 886 individuals are coping with different health-related points.

1000’s of individuals have been affected within the 28 districts, leaving folks stranded in water-logged areas and placing them liable to waterborne ailments. 

A complete of 1,860 flood shelters have been opened. The  DGHS shaped 2,048 medical groups for deployment to the affected areas.


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