Overview of Flood, August 2017
Rise of water levels in the various rivers in the northern part of the country due to heavy rainfalls as well as water flow from the upstream hills in India have led to the inundation of the river basin areas in the northern parts of Bangladesh.
After the devastating flood of July, second time monsoon flood started on 12 August affecting 31 districts named Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Thakurgaon, Panchagarh, , GaibandhaBogra, Sirajganj, Jamalpur, Sunamganj, Netrokona, Rangamati, Brahmanbaria, Faridpur, Rajbari, Jessore, Mymensingh, Tangail, Sylhet, Sherpur, Dhaka, Moulvibazar, Naogaon, Comilla, Rangpur, Manikganj, Madaripur, Joypurhat, Shariatpur and Natore.
It disrupted people’s normal life. 1200 union of 183 upazilas under 31 districts are affected and 8746 villages affected.
Total 238843 people fully and 6536509 people partially affected, 50042 households fully and 1305257 households partially affected, 71628 houses fully and 548175 houses partially damaged. Total 121 people died. 15529 hectare fully and 562594 hectare partially agricultural land inundated, 34 fully and 3134 partially educational institution damaged, 403km of road fully and 4432.38 km of road partially damaged, 268 bridge and 96 km of embankment damaged.
According to Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC) as on August 22, 2017, of the 90 stations under monitoring, 37 stations are rising, 49 are falling and 4 stations are steady. At 26 points, rivers have been running above the danger level (details Annex-1).