Bangladesh: Situation Report No.184 - Flood and River Erosion

Situation Report
Originally published


Locations: Lalmonirhat, Rangpur and Kurigram District of Bangladesh

Lalmonirhat District

The flood situation in the Lalmonirhat district worsened yesterday, June 28, 2010 with the inundation of fresh low-lying areas in 37 villages of 10 unions of five upazilas. Heavy downpour and onrush of water from the upstream have added to the miseries of the flood-affected people. The Teesta swelled so fast on Sunday, June 27, 2010 that villagers did not get enough time to remove their belongings. Finding no alternative, they took shelter on the embankment of the Teesta.

The affected unions are Dahagram of Patgram upazila, Goddimari, Sindurna, Paruliya of Hatibandha upazila, Votmari of Kaliganj upazila, Mohishkhocha of Aditmari upazila and Khuniya Gachh, Rajpur, Kulaghat and Mogholhat of Sadar upazila.

Meanwhile, erosion by the Dharla river in Mogholhat area of Sadar upazila took a serious turn due to continuous downpour for the last three days. The BDR camp at Mogholhat in Sadar upazila might be eroded away at any time as the camp is only 200 meters away from the erosion-hit point. The officials at the camp sent a letter yesterday to the higher authorities concerned for urgent steps to save the outpost.

Rangpur District

Continuous erosion by Teesta river at Dhushmara char of Kaunia upazila in Rangpur district. Number of Crop land and dwelling houses already has been gone under water during last month.

Kurigram District

Heavy rain coupled with onrush of hill water triggered flash flood in the vast areas rendering thousands of families marooned in Kurigram district. In Kurigram district, all the rivers district including Dhorla, Teesta and Brahmaputra river crossed the danger level. Mean while, erosion by the Dhorla river cased great damage to dwelling houses and flood protection embankment