Flood Situation updated on 21 July 2016
Flood Situation Report/RDRS
Date: 21 July 2016
The flood situation in Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari and Gaibandha districts have moderately been affected. A total of 52,041 hac. areas of crop land have been affected since o5-21 July 2016 which covered more than 52 unions of 15 upazilas of Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari and Gaibandha districts. About 8,318 households have been affected by water logged and 3,291 houses have been eroded along sides of the big rivers and in char-belts of Brahmoputra, Dudkumar, Teesta & Dharla.
Brahmaputra River at Chilmari point which has been crossed above the danger level. The Dharla River has marked about to cross the danger level during 19 to 21 July 2016. Now, the water levels of all rivers are still in uptrend respectively. At this moment, it has been raining cats & dogs every day and onrush upstream water flow from outside countries has been continuing. The sky is passing heavy cloudy and hot temperature.
The RDRS responsible communication & documentation officer has already been visited Chilmari and Ulipur upazilas along with the RDRS CCCP project staffs during 19-20 July 2016. They came to know from the affected people that upstream water coming in the rivers since 13 July 2016. As a result, 76 numbers of raised homestead plinths, 8 latrines, 8 tube-wells, 12 vermicompost sets, 14 improved stove and 20 goat shelters have been eroded in Nayerhat & Shaheber Alga unions of Chilmari and Ulipur upazilas under Kurigram district. Besides, farmer’s seed beds and jute crops have badly affected and gone under water. It has come to our knowledge that seed beds & jute crops may fully damaged if, the situation continue. The situation will have the same effect of all districts in the area.
The low laying rural roads along sides of river and in char-belts have been gone under water. The normal movement & marketing of the local people have been becoming terrible. The 10 institutions/structures (GP.school, H.school & community clinic) of Dimla upazila under Nilphamari district have fully/partially been gone under water and 5 institutions have been disrupted and students failed to attend their institutions at this moment. The details assessments are cited below for full concepts of all agencies.
The situation assessment is still going on. But, some data’s/information’s have been collected through direct observation of RDRS field staffs, RDRS federation leaders and as well as reliable source of government resources. The details information’s are as follow:
|District||Affected upazilas||Affected unions||No.of water logged affected families||No.of river eroded families||Total damaged of families in BDT||No.of families taken shelter in road/emb /school/raised houses||Farmers affected|
|Crops (ha)||Poultry birds|
|Kurigram||Ulipur||4||210||250||6,23,000 (apx)||244||1,700 (apx)||7|
|Kurigram||Chilmari||6||741||286||84,81,000 (apx)||20||1,012 (apx)||–|
Data Source: RDRS Federation, RDRS field staff & Govt. source (DRRO dept.) 15-07-2016 to 21-07-2016)
As per practical observation by the RDRS representatives, RDRS federation members and interrogation with the affected people in the area that flooding water has been increasing and decreasing at this moment. If, the situation continue like this way then the sufferings of the people will be increased. The situation is now suspecting that different types of hazards will break out, like; prediction of food crisis of poors, water born diseases, price hike of daily necessities, water drowning of children/elderly/disable, death toll of cattle’s, daily labours wastage and loss household assets, etc.
Emergency Response initiative through local government:
The Deputy Commissioners of all the districts have allocated GR-Rice, GR-Cash, VGF-Rice and corrugated CI sheets to the pre-listed beneficiaries and distributed accordingly. As per observation, there are no emergency responses by any other NGO/agencies has been imparted till date. A District level Emergency Response Meeting has been conducted by the DDMC regularly in each month (government source).
Flood shelter facilities: The RDRS flood shelters of DRR Project in Nageswari-09 nos, Fulbari- 13 nos, Chilmari-04 nos under Kurigram district and Hatibandha-12 nos under Lalmonirhat district have duly been used by the flood victims during flooding time. Most of the raised plinths about 6,200 numbers of DRR, CCCP and CLP projects have been used as temporary flood shelters for victims those who have no raised their plinths. (Source: RDRS Federation & RDRS staff from different upazilas).
Flood outlook of Water Level Record up to 1st.July to 21 July 2016:
|Dharla River||Brahmaputra River||Teesta River||Dudkumar River|
|Gauge Point at||Gauge Point at||Gauge Point at||Gauge Point at|
|C&B Ghat, Kurigram||Ramna Ghat,Chilmari||Teesta Bridge,Kaunia||Noonkhaowa|
|Dates||Danger Level= 26.50 M||Danger Level= 24.00 M||Danger Level= 30.00 M||Danger Level= 27.89 M|
|Water level||Rainfall||Water level||Rainfall||Water level||Rainfall||Water level|
Comments: The situation is unpredicted and may go beyond the reach of our control but which completely depend on the climatic condition. But at this situation, most of the poor’s are expected aid due to their house rebuilt those who have affected by river erosion. The local government of each district is very aware with necessary support for the victims and calling regular meetings with the DDMC members. There are a lot of scopes to undertake emergency response or recovery activities in the affected locations if required. So, Gos/NGOs agencies can utilize their previous experiences which will be the guiding principles for immediate action. All concerned agencies are altogether can activate the response as partnership approach and work together with the appropriate support within the existing local government structure of all vulnerable districts and as well as the support the donor agencies.
Prepared by: Md. Shafiul Islam Date: 21-07-2016 Forwarded by: Md. Abdul Mannan,
Project Coordinator (CCCP) Incharg, Prog.Coordinator,
RDRS Bangladesh, Kurigram RDRS Bangladesh, Kurigram