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Flood situation in Sylhet, Sunamganj and Netrokona to deteriorate further

| Updated: June 17, 2022 17:23:28

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The flood situation in Sylhet, Sunamganj and Netrakona may deteriorate in the next 24 hours amid a rise in the water level of the rivers in the districts, the Bangladesh Water Development Board or BWDB has forecast.

There is chance of medium to heavy rainfall (somewhere very heavy) at some places of the northern and north-eastern regions of the country along with adjoining states of Assam, Meghalaya and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal of India in the next 72 hours, the BWDB’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) said in a bulletin on Friday citing the numerical weather forecast of meteorological agencies.

As a result, it said, the Brahmaputra-Jamuna, the Ganges-Padma, the Surma, the Kushiyara, the Teesta, the Dharla, the Dudkumar and all other major rivers may continue rising in the next 48 hours.

In the next 24 hours, the water level of Teesta may remain above danger level, according to the FFWC bulletin.

Short-term flood conditions may occur at some places in the low-lying areas of Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Rangpur and Kurigram districts, the BWDB’s FFWC said in the bulletin.

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