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Bangladesh - July 3, 2023

Heavy rains may trigger short-term flood in Sylhet

Staff Correspondent: North-Eastern and adjoining upstream region of the country may experience short-term flood due to heavy rainfall in 48 hours since yesterday morning, said a bulletin of Flood Forecasting and Warning Center of the Bangladesh Water Development Board.
Some rivers of this region including Surma, Old Surma, Sarigowain, Khowai, Jadukata, Someswari, Bhogai-Kangsha may rise rapidly and cause short-term flood in the adjoining low-lying areas as there is a chance of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the region during the period, it said
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Padma rivers are in steady state, while the Ganges River is in rising trend, which may continue in next 48 hours.
All the major rivers in the North-Eastern region of the country are in rising trend.
Due to the chance of heavy rainfall in the adjoining upstream, the Teesta, the Dharala and the Dudhkumar rivers in the Northern region may rise rapidly at times in the next 48 hours.
Teesta river may cross danger level at Dalia point in the next 24 hours, said FFWC.
Last year, the residents of Sylhet district experienced a devastating flood as 70 percent of the district went under floodwater while 10,000 dwelling houses were damaged, causing immense sufferings to thousands of people.

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