Saturday 24, September 2022

Lower areas of Barishal city flooded due to swelling rivers

News Desk: Swollen rivers have inundated several low-lying areas of Barishal city, causing immense sufferings to the residents.

Moreover, the incessant showers triggered by the depression have intensified the woes of the residents. In many areas, water has entered people’s homes.

According to the Water Development Board, the River Kirtankhola was flowing 12cm above the danger level while the River Bishkhali was flowing 19cm above the red mark.

The River Tetulia was flowing 30cm above the red mark, while the River Surma and the River Meghna were flowing 69cm and 87cm above the danger levels in Doulatkhan upazila and Tajumuddin point in Bhola district, respectively.

Meanwhile, the River Burishwar and the River Payra were flowing 29cm above the danger level in Mirzaganj upazila of Patuakhali district while the Bishkhali was flowing 36cm and 65cm above the danger mark in Patharghata upazila and at Barguna point of the district, respectively.

The River Baleshwar was flowing 2cm above the red mark in Pirojpur district, while the River Kocha was flowing 20 cm above the danger level in Umedpur of the district.

Deputy assistant engineer of the Barishal Water Development Board said water levels of 23 rivers in the southern districts were under observation and all the major rivers have been flowing above danger levels since Tuesday.

Abdul Kuddus, a senior officer at Barishal Weather Observatory Centre, said 24.3mm of rainfall had been recorded till 3:00pm on Wednesday while the maritime ports had been asked to hoist local cautionary signal No 3 and the river ports had been asked to hoist local cautionary signal No 2.

Rains are likely to continue for one or two more days, he said.


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