Hundreds of villages were flooded in Netrakona


Downhill areas of hundreds of villages in Kalmakanda, Barhatta, Mohanganj, Madan and Sadar upazilas of Netrokona have been flooded due to torrential rains coming down from upstream. At least 68 villages of eight unions of Kalmakanda upazila have entered the flood water. Residents of low-lying villages have suffered due to inundation of roads, ponds, houses and schools. A portion of the Netrakona-Kalmakanda road is under threat due to excessive waves.

According to the District Water Development Board (PUBO), around 3 pm on Thursday (July 4), the water in the Ubdakhali river in Kalmakanda rose and flowed 43 cm above the flood line at Dakbungalow point. However, the water at Vijayapur point of Someshwari river is still 4.79 meters below the flood level. At Durgapur point of that river, the water is 2.4 cm below the danger level. At Jaria point in the eastern reaches of the Kansa river, water is flowing 77 cm below the water line and at Khaliajuri point in the Dhun river, the water is flowing 21 cm below the water line.

Mozammel Haque, Chairman of Pogla Union of Kalmakanda said, ‘At least 40 villages of my union have been flooded. Rural roads are flooded. If the water rises a little more, people will have to leave their homes.’

Hundreds of villages were flooded in Netrakona

Shafiqul Islam, chairman of Barakhapan Union of that upazila, said, ‘Out of 28 villages in Barakhapan Union, flood water has come in all the villages except Joynagar, Durlabpur and Baghasatra. And if the water rises by one to half a foot, many people will have to leave their homes and take shelter in shelters.’

He also said that people are not able to buy daily necessities due to water in Barayund Bazar, Barakhapan and Jatrabari Bazar.

Hundreds of villages were flooded in Netrakona

Chairman of Kailati UP Zainal Abedin said that 15 villages including Benua, Khala, Charalkona, Sanura, Sakua Indrapur have entered the new flood water. Roads are submerged in low-lying areas.

Kharanoi UP Chairman Obaidul Haque Bhuiyan. He said that the water does not last long as the union is a border area. However, since Tuesday (July 2) morning, due to the pressure of mountain landslides, the roads have collapsed in some areas including Rajnagar, Baluchra, Bausam, Chautanagar, Taranagar, Ghoragaon.

Sarwar Jahan, executive engineer of the District Public Office, said that the water level has decreased by 16 cm in the last 24 hours. The water of other big rivers like Kansa, Someswari, Dhanu are flowing under Vipatseema. However, there is no danger of major floods, he said.

He also said that till 9 am in the last 24 hours, Durgapur and Jharia Jhanjail railway station area of ​​Netrakona received 104 mm. Cherrapunji in India recorded 380 mm of rain during the same period.

Hundreds of villages were flooded in Netrakona

Kalmakanda Upazila Executive Officer (UNO) Asaduzzaman said that about 50 shelters have been opened in the upazila.

Farzana Akhter, UNO of Barhatta, said that at least 9 villages of Raipur, Chiram and Sahta Union of her upazila were flooded. But it cannot be called a flood.

Deputy Commissioner Shahed Parvez said that the administration has made all kinds of preparations to deal with the flood.

He said that inquiries are being made all the time through the concerned upazila executive officers and the chairmen of the union council. There is no situation to go to the shelter yet.

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