TE24 Bangladesh Desk
Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts, where large numbers of people were left stranded and without electricity.
The flood-hit individuals were taking a break in the midst of extraordinary hopelessness for absence of safe house, food and drinking water.
A blackout in the two regions brought about by the flood has intensified their misery.
The specialists concerned suspended power supply in Sylhet and Sunamganj to keep away from mishap after a few network substations were lowered by floodwater.
The power slice has prompted an intense deficiency of water in Sylhet city as siphons stayed defective for absence of power.
Additionally, cell phone network was likewise not working as expected while handset batteries ran out of charge, tossing the ordinary life into absolute confusion.
Floods are a typical threat to lakhs of individuals in low-lying region of the nation yet environmental change is expanding their recurrence, savagery and eccentricism, as per master.
The flood brought about by weighty precipitation and water from Cherrapunji in India’s Meghalaya has marooned more than 40 lakh individuals in various upazilas and towns of Sylhet and Sunamganj regions.
The low-lying areas of Moulvibazar and Habiganj regions were likewise going submerged as the water level of significant streams continued to rise.
All the upazilas of Sylhet and a big part of Sylhet city, and all upazilas and regions of Sunamganj have previously been immersed.
Water entered Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital on Saturday early afternoon by which its power supply was cut off, upsetting administrations at the activity theaters and serious consideration units.
Interchanges on Sylhet-Sunamganj roadway and Sylhet-Bholaganj Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman expressway have additionally been snapped as those have been lowered.
As floodwater entered Kumargaon network substation in Sylhet city around 12:00pm on Saturday, the specialists suspended power supply to the whole region, said Executive Engineer of Sylhet Power Development Board Fazlul Karim.
He said, “The substation has been shut for the time being because of rising floodwater. The substation will be returned when the water retreats. We’re attempting to return it at the earliest opportunity.”
Be that as it may, the power supply to some degree continued at night.
Palli Bidyut Samiti sources said around three lakh clients in Sylhet and Sunamganj are confronting blackout because of the flood.
Because of closure of power in Sunamganj throughout the previous two days, the portable organization framework has likewise separated.
The blackout has prompted the ascent popular for candles and lamp oil in the impacted regions. Nonetheless, the inventory is meager contrasted with the interest.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department has gauge weighty to exceptionally weighty downpour in the following 48 hours.
The flood circumstance in Sylhet city has arrived at disturbing extents. New regions are being overflowed by weighty downpours and flood of uneven water from India. No less than 25 region of the city were recently overflowed somewhere in the range of 11:30am and 1:00pm on Saturday. Inhabitants of the city are running for security any place they can. Visiting around 20 region of the city on Saturday morning, it was found that practically all regions and streets were overwhelmed. Among them, streets and houses in Shahjalal Upashahar, Sobhanighat, Mendibagh, Nayorpool, Mirabazar, Tilagarh, Sheikhghat, Taltala, Mashudighir Par, Jamtala, Mirzajangal, Bandarbazar, Zindabazar and Dariapara regions have been overwhelmed.
The street from Nayorpool to Sobhanighat has been shut because of high water level in the street. A few vehicles were seen standing inactive out and about due to floodwater.
Robin Ahmed, an occupant of Shahjalal Upashahar, escaped the house in a cart at 10:30am.
Conversing with this reporter, he said, “I burned through three days in water. Presently I’ve been driven away from home. It’s basically impossible to remain at home any longer. For the present, I’ll go to a companion’s home.”
As per Sylhet City Corporation sources, 30 safe houses were opened in Sylhet city till Friday evening at the drive of the city organization.
Large numbers of them are remaining on the second floors of structures as water has entered the ground floors.
Numerous inhabitants of Sylhet city were seen making substantial walls with blocks and concrete at passages of their particular houses to safeguard them from floodwater.
Individuals were seen swimming through knee-to-midriff profound water.
The uncommon flood immersed 80% area of Sylhet division, including 90% of Sunamganj, as indicated by Flood Forecast and Warning Center (FFWC).
FFWC Executive Engineer Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan said this is interestingly that 80% of Sylhet division went submerged and the flood circumstance might get downright ugly as meteorologists foresee weighty showers today.
Individuals in the flood-hit regions have been abandoned in their particular houses as they neglected to move to more secure spots because of absence of boats.
As per the nearby climate office, the water level of numerous streams will ascend in the following two days because of flood of water from the upstream.
As indicated by the Water Development Board, numerous streams have been streaming over their peril level at many places.
The Surma was streaming 128cm over the peril mark at Kanaighat point, 77cm up at Sylhet point and 120cm above at Sunamganj point at 6am on Saturday while the Sari River was streaming 67cm over its red imprint simultaneously.
The water level of the Kushiyara River has additionally expanded and the Jadukata River in Sunamganj area is likewise streaming over its risk point.
As indicated by the Sylhet Disaster Management and Relief office, Tk 17.5 lakh and 7,900 sacks of dry food have been allotted for the flood casualties. Calamity the board and help service has dispensed one more 8,000 bundles of food and Tk 30 lakh.
Rail communication snapped
Rail correspondence of Sylhet city with the remainder of the nation was totally snapped Saturday evening after Sylhet Railway Station was immersed. After the suspension, the specialists changed the courses to keep train activity with Dhaka and Chattogram on.
“As floodwater entered the rail route station, rail correspondence has been suspended,” said Nurul Islam, chief of Sylhet Railway Station.
Railroad sources said trains will presently be worked from Moglabzar, Maizgaon and Kulaura stations rather than Sylhet.
On Friday, flight activities at Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport were suspended for three days because of the flood.
Road communication snapped
A predetermined number of vehicles are utilizing Sylhet-Sunamganj street in the midst of chance after it went under floodwater.
Also, Sylhet-Companiganj-Bholaganj street was immersed, stopping street correspondence. The specialists concerned likewise detached gas supply in some flood-hit regions.
Flood could hit 17 more districts in next 2 days
The flood circumstance in Bangladesh could deteriorate further as weighty downpour in India’s Meghalaya and Assam streams downstream, the FFWC said.
The flood might hit 17 additional areas in the northern and focal pieces of the country in the following two days. The water level of the streams in those areas has begun rising which might cause more floods.
Simultaneously, the circumstance of Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Rangpur and Kurogram areas could break down.
The FFWC is checking 109 waterways. Of those, the water of 95 streams has risen.
As per the FFWC, floodwater is entering the Brahmaputra bowl through Kurigram and progressing further.
Thus, water could lower Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Bogura, Tangail, Sirajganj, Manikganj and Pabna areas in the following couple of days.
Also, weighty downpours have begun upstream of the Padma River which might increment further. Thus, floods might begin in the low-lying areas of Shariatpur, Madaripur, Chandpur and Faridpur.
Armed force dispatches complementary numbers to help impacted individuals
Bangladesh Army has sent off complementary numbers to help the flood-impacted individuals in Sunamganj and Sylhet, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) official statement.
Individuals can call those numbers with practically no expense, said the delivery.
The numbers are 01769177266, 01769177267, 01769177268, 01852788000, 01852798800, 01852804477, 01987781144 01993781144, 01995781144, 01513918096, 01513918097 and 01513918098.
Naval force, flying corps, coast watchman and fire administration and common protection men join salvage activity
Individuals from naval force, flying corps, coast gatekeeper and fire administration and common guard on Saturday joined the salvage and aid ventures for the flood casualties in Sylhet and contiguous regions.
A 35-part group of naval force enlisted in armed force in the salvage activity in the flood-hit regions in Jalalabad association of Sylhet Sadar upazila, said Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet Mojibur Rahman.
Another 60-part group of naval force, two groups of coast watchman and two helicopters of Bangladesh Air Force should join the group in the early evening.
Prior on Friday, the public authority sent armed force troops to assist Sylhet with handling its deteriorating flood circumstance. They began salvage exercises in various upazilas of the region.
Nine units of Bangladesh Army began salvage activity in flood-hit Sylhet and Sunamganj areas on Friday evening.
They were associated with taking the flood-hit individuals to the closest asylum homes, said Major General Hamidul Haque of Sylhet Cantonment.
Plus, armed force staff are helping the neighborhood organization in building a flood security dam in Sylhet.
The general flood circumstance in Habignaj locale is taking a serious turn as the water level of different streams, including Kushiyara, Khowai and Kalni, has expanded because of weighty downpours and surge of water from the upstream.
Numerous areas of Ajmiriganj and Nabiganj upazilas of the locale have been overflowed and power supply and correspondence framework have proactively been removed in certain spots. All instructive organizations have been proclaimed as sanctuary focuses.
In the mean time, floodwater is entering Radhapur, Fadullah, Paharpur, Parkul, Durgapur and Umarpur towns in Nabiganj upazila. Madhabpur, West Madhabpur and Galimpur towns in Dighalbak of the upazila have totally been lowered.
Furthermore, floodwater has entered a few towns of Kargaon association. Everyday citizens were carrying on with a dehumanized life because of the speedy ascent of water.
Flood situation deteriorates in Brahmaputra basin
The flood circumstance decayed in the Brahmaputra bowl as of now finishing at 9:00am on Saturday because of storm downpours and onrushing water from upstream, immersing amazing failure lying and scorch regions.
Authorities of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) said the water level of significant streams denoted a further transcend the risk level at eight places of Kurigram, Jamalpur, Bogura and Sirajganj regions in the bowl at 9:00am Saturday.
The Dudhkumar was streaming 23cm over the risk mark at Pateshwari while Dharla 22cm at Kurigram, Brahmaputra 70cm at Hatia and 5cm at Chilmari in Kurigram locale and 16cm over the red imprint at Fulchhari point in Gaibandha area in the first part of the day.
Also, the Jamuna was streaming 14cm over the red point at Bahadurabad in Jamalapur, 17cm at Sariakandi in Bogura and 3cm at Kazipur point in Sirajganj around then.
During the most recent 24 hours, the water level of the Dudhkumar further rose by 14cm at Pateshwari, Dharla by 13cm at Kurigram and Ghagot by 42cm at Gaibandha in the Brahmaputra bowl.
The water level of the Brahmaputra likewise rose by 13cm at Noonkhawa, 10cm at Hatia and 17cm at Chilmari and Jamuna rose by 20cm at Fulchhari, 30cm at Shaghata, 38cm at Bahadurabad, 40cm at Sariakandi, 33cm at Kazipur and 38cm at Sirajganj focuses.
North of one lakh individuals in nine upazilas of Kurigram locale have been marooned as the water of Dharla, Brahmaputra and Dudhkumar streams was streaming over the risk level.
Occupants in the marshes and singe regions are the most awful victims as the floodwater keeps on rising.
Numerous families in remote burn regions are taking haven in boats and impermanent tents. A few inhabitants have left their homes and taken shelter on more responsible options. There is an emergency of dry food and unadulterated water as the houses are lowered by water. They are additionally in a difficult situation because of the food emergency of the homegrown creatures.
Schools, universities to be utilized as flood covers: DSHE
The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) has coordinated the specialists worried to involve all close by instructive organizations as impermanent havens in the flood-hit regions.
A notice endorsed by its DSHE Nehal Ahmed in such manner was given on Saturday.
The notification asked the specialists worried to go to vital lengths to involve the school and school structures as havens for the flood-impacted individuals.