Monsoon flood 2019 situation report 1

Reports Date: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019

 

Due to heavy monsoon rainfall since 9 July 2019 throughout the country and upstream regions adjacent to Bangladesh border, a flow of large-scale water have been leading to a massive flooding situation in low lying areas of Northern, north-eastern and south-eastern districts of Bangladesh. In addition, Chattogram hill tract (CHT) districts along with Cox’s Bazar have become highly threatened of potential flash flood and landslide.

11 most affected districts are Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Rangamati, Khagrachari, Feni, Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, and Bandarban. Forecast says a continuation of 5 days or more flooding in these districts. Several other districts may also be affected due to the rainfall. The overall flooding scenario represents following impacts:

  • Marooned people in their home and at some places in the shelter;
  • Communication is highly disrupted;
  • Embankment weakened at 628 points1;
  • Livelihood of the flood affected communities are disrupted;
  • Schools in most of the inundated areas are declared closed.