Sylhet Flood Update: Rivers Still Above Danger Level, Slight Improvement in Situation

Despite a slight improvement in the overall flood situation, rivers in Sylhet continue to flow above the danger level.

Sylhet, Bangladesh: Despite a slight improvement in the overall flood situation, rivers in Sylhet continue to flow above the danger level. According to the latest bulletin from the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre, as of 9:00 AM today, the water levels of major rivers in Sylhet are gradually decreasing, leading to some relief in both urban and rural areas.

Current River Levels and Forecast

Sheikh Russel Hasan, Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet, reported that the flood situation is showing signs of improvement as rainfall has decreased and river water levels are slowly receding. “The situation in low-lying areas may improve further at a slow rate over the next 24-48 hours,” he stated.

Dipak Ranjan Dash, Executive Engineer of the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) in Sylhet, provided specific updates on river levels. As of 3:00 PM today:

  • Surma River: Flowing 44 cm above the danger level at Kanaighat point, 25 cm lower than Tuesday.
  • Kushiyara River: Flowing 13 cm above the danger level at Amalshid point in Zakiganj upazila, 11 cm lower than Tuesday.

Impact on Residents

As water levels recede, approximately 80,000 people have been freed from inundation, based on data from the district administration. However, the situation remains dire for many. Around 6.58 lakh people are still trapped in flood-affected areas, enduring severe hardships for nearly a week.

Tragic Incident

In a tragic development, police recovered the body of an unidentified girl from floodwaters in Gadirashi village under Zakiganj upazila on Tuesday evening. Inspector Sukanta Chowdhury of Zakiganj Police Station confirmed the recovery.

Ongoing Efforts and Future Outlook

Authorities continue to monitor the situation closely and are working to provide relief to affected residents. The gradual receding of water levels offers hope for further improvement, but the region remains vigilant as recovery efforts proceed.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to track the situation and provide the latest information on the Sylhet floods.

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