Hazard Incidences in Bangladesh in July 2017
July 2017 was a hazardous month with flood, riverbank erosion, landslide, lighting, massive rainfall, tornado, boat/trawler capsize and fire. Following the devastating flood on middle of April, a new flood started on 27 June affecting two northeast districts Sylhet and Moulvibazar which continued in July. Also, from July 02 flood started in eight districts, namely: Rangpur, Kurigram, Serajganj, Jamalpur, Bogra, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Nilphamari and southern district Cox’s Bazar.
Moreover, the depression originated in the Bay of Bengal caused heavy rainfall in the coastal regions which triggered landslides in three districts under the Chittagong Hill Tracts i.e. Bandarban, Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar.