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Water-logging a menace in Barishal, people in low-lying areas suffer


Published : 11 Aug 2022 08:25 PM

Due to the low pressure in the Bay of Bengal, the waters of almost all the rivers in the southern region have crossed the boundary. In addition to flooding the lower areas of these areas, waterlogging has also occurred in Barishal city.

According to the Water Development Board's water level information from Bar Zone yesterday at 4 pm on Wednesday, the water in the Barishal city-adjacent Kirtankhola river in the division is flowing 12 cm above the flood limit. Apart from this, the water of Bishkhali River in Jhalkathi district next to Barishal is flowing 19 cm above the boundary line.

On the other hand, the water of Tentulia River near Bhola Kheyaghat is 30 cm above the boundary line, the water of Surma and Meghna rivers in Bhola Daulatkhan is 69 cm above the boundary line, and the water of Surma and Meghna River in Tajumuddin is 87 cm above the boundary line. Bishkhali River in Barguna has flowed 36 centimeters above the boundary line, the water of Bishkhali River in patharghata has flowed 65 centimeters above the boundary line. Apart from this, the water of Baleshwar River in Pirojpur has flowed 2 cm above the boundary line and the water of Kacha River in Umedpur has flowed 20 cm above the boundary line.

Barishal Water Development Board Deputy Assistant Engineer Md. confirmed this information. Masum said, 'The water level of 23 rivers in the south is being monitored regularly. The waters of the rivers in these areas are currently above the water line.'

Meanwhile, incessant rainfall and river water crossing the border have inundated various parts of the southern region. Thousands of people have become trapped due to water entering their houses. Water has risen on various roads of Barishal city, besides the lower areas of the city are under water.

Abdul Quddus, senior observer of Barishal Meteorological Department, said, '24.6 mm rainfall has been recorded in the last 24 hours till 3 pm yesterday, Wednesday. Apart from this, the wind speed was 8 to 12 nautical miles. Apart from this, number 2 in river ports and 3 in sea ports remain in force.

Abdul Quddus also said, 'Such conditions have been created due to low pressure in the Bay of Bengal. There will be rain for two or more days.