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Flash floods likely in low-lying areas of Sylhet, Sunamganj

Monday, 01 July 2024 | 11:24 am | 34 times

Flash floods likely in low-lying areas of Sylhet, Sunamganj

The water level of Surma, Kushiyara, Old-Surma, and Sarigowain rivers in the North-eastern region may rise further and cause flash floods in the low-lying areas of Sylhet and Sunamganj districts, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC).

The Brahmaputra-Jamuna rivers are in a steady state, which may rise in the next 72 hours, it said.

The Ganges River is in a rising trend while the Padma River is in a steady state, which may continue in the next 24 hours.

The major rivers in the Northeastern region of the country except Manu, and Khowai are in a rising trend.

Met office predicated heavy to very heavy rainfall in the northeastern and adjoining upstream parts of the country in the next 24 hours commencing 6am on Monday.

As a result, the water level of the rivers in this region may rise.


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