Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Bangladesh: Monsoon Floods

With the rise of water levels in all major three river basins and the south-eastern hill regions coupled with the heavy to very heavy rainfall in the upstream Indian states and inside Bangladesh, the country is likely to witness a prolonged flood inundating low-lying areas in nearly 25 districts. The country has already witnessed a very heavy rainfall for five to six days this month and it may experience another round of very heavy downpour with a break of a week and it will cause the rise of water levels in the major rivers. According to the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), this second phase flood this season may continue at a stretch till the end of July and it could prolong in the next month too on the basis of rainfall with water levels of major rivers remaining above danger marks.