Flood situation in chars, downstream of the district deteriorated 

Sarker Mohammad Shahiduzzaman 193 Time View :
Update : Saturday, September 2, 2023

Flood situation in river basin areas particularly chars and downstream of the district has deteriorated further with the rise of water level in the river of Brahmaputra due to rain and onrush of hilly waters from the upstream of India.
The officials of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) here said water level of the Brahmaputra river rose by 7 cm and the river was flowing 26 cm above the danger level at Fulchharighat point this morning around 9AM.
With the rise of water level in the river, flood water entered the different chars including Satarkandi, Rasulpur, char Ratanpur, Madhyo urya, Kalasona, Ziadanga, Vazondanga, char Katlamari, Galna, Gaabgachhi, khachapara, Jamira,  Pepulia, Zigabari, Ulgar char, Dakatiar char, char chowmohon, Anandabari, Vatiapara, Paglar char, Horichandi, Khatiamari and Nischintapur of Fulchhari upazila of the district and over 8,000 people of the chars have been marooned creating untold sufferings. Boats and rafts have become only means of movement in the chars.
Due to flood, agri crops of 120 hectares of land of the upazila went under floodwater making the char dwellers more worried about their food security.
Urya Union parishad chairman Golam Mostafa Pasha said almost all areas of the union have been submerged resulting over 1000 families have been marooned and they are passing their days and nights with hardship for want of food. In this moment, the affected families need dry food for survival.
Fulchhari UNO Anisur Rahman said the upazila administration has taken allout preparations to face the flood situation in the upazila efficiently.
Assistant commissioner of the district administration and also district relief and rehabilitation officer (Acting) Md. Jewel Miah said rice and dry food are being distributed to the flood affected people through respective upazila administration to mitigate their sufferings.
The district administration led by DC Quazi Nahid Rasul is also monitoring the flood situation of the district closely, he concluded.
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