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Bad weather in coastal dists paralyses life

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Star Country Desk



Hours-long downpour disrupted normal life and flooded Post Office Road in Pirojpur town. Photo: Star


Heavy rain under the impact of low formed over the Bay paralysed normal life in coastal districts yesterday. Rain water submerged char and the low-lying areas in the districts. Roads and many areas in the district towns also went under ankle to knee-deep water following heavy rainfall.

Our Patuakhali correspondent reported that heavy rain coupled with tidal surges flooded over 100 villages and remote char areas in Kalapara, Galachipa, Dashmina, Baufal, and Rangabali upazilas. Local Met office recorded 63.7mm rainfall in 24 hours until 3:00pm yesterday while 41.3mm rainfall was recorded only in three hours from 9:00am to 12 noon on the day.
In Kalapara upazila, tidal surge during heavy rain inundated at least 50 villages. Water entered the villages through the damaged portion of the flood control embankment, sources in Kalapara Water Development Board (WDB) said.

In Patuakhali town, many areas, including Katpatti, Puran Bazar, College Road, Chawkbazar, launch ghat, Post Office Road, Nutan Bazar, and Kalikapur have gone under ankle to knee-deep water. Tidal water entered the town from adjacent Lohalia and Lawkathi rivers through the damage portions of the town protection dyke.

In Pirojpur, many low-lying areas in the district have been submerged by tidal surges and heavy rainfall. People in the affected areas took shelters on the embankments and high lands, according to our correspondent. The daylong downpour also inundated the roads in the district town.



Munshirhat in Barisal city, as the country witnessed inclement weather amid a low in the Bay yesterday. Photo: Star



In Barisal, most of the Barisal city areas have gone under knee to waist-deep water following heavy rain yesterday. City dwellers had to stay inside the houses due to continues rain for four hours in the morning, reports our correspondent. In Bagerhat, downpour disrupted normal life in the district. Activities at Mongla port were disrupted, said port officials. Many areas, including, Mithapukur, Alia Madrasa, and Nagerbazar in the town have been flooded, according to a correspondent.
Hirendranath Howlader, deputy director of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), said aman seedbeds in the low-lying areas in the district have been submerged.



Source: thedailystar




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