7 of 10 TILTING & SINKING; Florida streching: Historic flooding in Wakulla County! India: Flood situation in Assam worsens, 10 dead! Bangladesh: Thousands marooned in southeastern flood!

India TILTING & BACKWASHING:

/ Assam Flood Situation Worsens, Death Toll Reaches 10
Torrential rains in Assam have led to worsening of the flood situation with villages and farmland in many districts under water and reports of two more deaths taking the toll to 10. Official sources today said that incessant rain since last night has inundated many localities and main roads. One person was killed due to landslide in Shantipur area this morning while a woman was washed away by Dhala River in upper Assam's Tinsukia district. Bharalu River, which flows through the city was flooded and many localities, including Naveen Nagar, Zoo Road, Pub-Sarania and Mathura Nagar were under waist deep water.
Nearly five lakh people have been affected in the first wave of flood in the state this year, sources said. /

Source: news.outlookindia.com

/ The flood situation in Assam deteriorated further today as more than 1,000 villages were affected after an embankment of river Brahmaputra in worst affected Dhemaji district was breached in the early hours, reports PTI. Our Dhemaji Correspondents adds: Flood has taken a serious turn in Dhemaji district and more than 80,000 people have been affected. At the time when two parts of the district, West Dhemaji and Jiadhal are under floodwater of the Jiadhal river for the last two days, another two parts of the district Sissi and Jorkata under Dhemaji revenue circle have ben submerged again today by the floodwater of the mighty Brahmaputra. /

Source: assamtribune.com

/ Floods worsen in Upper Assam. More than 70 villages in Majuli inundated. The flood situation in Upper Assam turned grim today with most of the rivers flowing above the danger level and submerging vast areas. The Brahmaputra is flowing nearly 54cm above the danger level at Neemati and nearly 8cm above danger level at Dibrugarh this evening. “The water level is set to rise in the next 24 hours with heavy rain in the Arunachal Pradesh hills,” an official of the water resources department said. “We are taking stock of the situation. We will have to open relief camps if the floodwaters do not recede soon,” /

/ Floods inundate Dibrugarh villages. Flood waters of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries inundated several villages in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia district following torrential rain in the last 48 hours. In Dibrugarh, the Brahmaputra and its tributary Sessa breached the embankment at Bogibeel in between Madhupur and Sessamukh inundating 12 villages /

/ Flood situation in Arunachal worsens. The flood situation in Arunachal Pradesh was on Tuesday grim with reports of fresh areas being inundated by flood waters in several districts of the state leaving many families stranded. The situation turned worse in Anjaw, Lohit, Changlang, Dibang Valley, East Siang and Upper Siang districts of the state with all the major rivers and their tributaries in spate and flowing above the red mark. /

Source: dnaindia.com

/ Flood situation worsens in 4 Arunachal districts. The flood situation in four districts of Arunchal Pradesh, Changlang, Lohit, Dibang Valley and Upper Subansiri districts, has worsened with most rivers flowing above the red mark. A report from Lohit district said that incessant rain triggered flash floods in the Lohit, Berang, Noadehing and Kamlang rivers breaching embankments and submerging Dharapur village under Lekang circle, Silatoo, Kherbari and adjoining areas under Namsai besides inundating Alubari, Napotia and Chakma Basti under Chowkham circle. /

Bangladesh SINKING:

/ Villages inundated as tidal surge damages dyke. The low-lying and char areas of Kalapara, Galachipa, Rangabali, Dasmina and Baufal upazilas under Patuakhali district have been flooded by tidal surge, marooning several lakh people. A 3-5 feet high tidal surge under the impact of full moon also damaged the flood control embankment in Nizampur and Gazir Khal points under Kalapara upazila on Thursday. /

Source: thedailystar.net

/ More than six hours of heavy downpour on Tuesday morning has further inundated major low-lying areas of Chittagong up to waist-deep water, adding to the three-day-long spell of monsoon rain. Rising tide in the Karnaphuli river overwhelmed the inundation, he said. /

/ Thousands marooned in southeastern Bangladesh flood. Over 100,000 people in Chittagong and around 2,000 families in Bandarban districts in southeastern Bangladesh were marooned as flood situation there worsened yesterday. The flood snapped vehicular movement on the Chittagong-Bandarban highway for the second consecutive day. /

/ Thousands marooned in 35 villages of Lalmonirhat. Flash flood caused by heavy rain for the last few days marooned several thousand people in 35 villages of four upazilas. /

Source: thedailystar.net

U.S. East SINKING:

Tampa Bay -

Gulfport -

Franklin -

Bradenton Beach -

Sean Kummerow, from Bradenton Beach, Fla., walks out to the seawall behind his flooded neighborhood on Monday to inspect damage and look for waterspouts, as a storm surge and high winds associated with tropical storm Debby batter the area. (Brian Blanco/Reuters)

Wakulla County -

/ Tropical Storm Debby dumps more than 25 inches of rain in parts of Wakulla County, southwest of Tallahassee, and causes historic flooding. Residents of Sopchoppy say they have never seen flooding like this. The Sopchoppy River surged out of its banks and left homes several feet under water. /

Source: wtsp.com

/ Authorities across the Tampa Bay area are asking residents and tourists to stay away from flooded streets as Tropical Storm Debby remains nearly stationary in the Gulf of Mexico. Source /

SOZT
Just as the bowing in the S American Plate has produced stretching and consequent sinking in the swath of land from Rio to Buenos Aires, the bowing in the N American Plate has produced stretching and consequent sinking along the eastern seaboard and land bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Stretched land has only so many options. It can rip open to form a crevasse or a landslide or a sinkhole, or rock layers can pull apart so that train rails zip and zag and cause derailments and bridges pull from their moorings. In this case there is an adjustment in certain PLACES, a pulling apart, which relieves the stress.

Stretched land also almost invariably drops in elevation, because the crust is thinned. This may not be apparent on the surface if the rock layers are pulling apart deep underground or under a river bed. But the underlying rock cannot spread out and thin without SOME evidence of this process above. For Florida, this evidence is the increasing number of sinkholes swallowing houses. Lopsided buildings, drooping roadways, and swamps extending their borders are other such symptoms. Drainage is invariably affected, as water lingers where it formerly drained. Rains and tides thus confuse the issue, with high tides blamed for much flooding, when sinking due to stretching is the cause.  
EOZT

ZetaTalk Chat for March 17, 2012

Strange and the this fact that before the flood comes, out here this article:

/ Sea rise faster on East Coast (U.S.) than rest of globe.

From Cape Hatteras, N.C., to just north of Boston, sea levels are rising much faster than they are around the globe, putting one of the world's most costly coasts in danger of flooding, government researchers report.

A road is flooded on Hatteras Island, N.C., after Hurricane Irene in 2011. From Cape Hatteras, N.C., to just north of Boston, sea levels are rising faster, according to a study. /

Source: usatoday.com

Many can simply write it off on a strong hurricane (Debby) but Earth wobble is not only pushes the lithospheric plates, but also makes the airspace eddy. ( Australia flood 2011 Cyclone "Yasi"; Philippines, Mindanao tsunami 2011 tropical storm "Washi" and etc )

Vietnam SINKING:

/ Flash flooding kills 1, injures 6 in Ha Giang. One person was killed, seven were injured or missing and more than 10,000 households remained isolated due to the heavy rains and a sudden flash flood in Bac Me District of northern mountain Ha Giang Province last Friday and Saturday. The flood seriously damaged 42 houses, seven of which were swept away, and destroyed hundreds of hectares of rice and farm produce of local ethnic and minority people. Two communes of Lac Nong and Giap Trung were isolated due to the Na Phia suspension bridge in Yen Phu town being totally washed away by the flood. /

Mexico:

/ Puebla suffers severe flooding. Heavy rain caused flooding and extensive damage in twelve parts of the city of Puebla. Forty minutes of rain on Saturday night took a toll, flooding in several colonies located south of the city of Puebla. /

/ Reported flooding in San Martin Texmelucan. San Martin Texmelucan neighbors vacated their homes before the Atoyac River overflow that caused flooding in dozens of buildings and bridges waterlogging in Amarillo and Colorado I. /

/ Atoyac overflows and causes havoc in Texmelucan. After the heavy rain in the afternoon on Sunday and overflow Atoyac River in the municipality of San Martin Texmelucan were 12 homes with major damage, 150 with minor and a total loss. This had to channel some 62 people to two shelters that were enabled in the municipality, while state officials conducted a tour of the area to conduct a census for damages. /

/ Report by heavy flooding in Mazatlan. Due to the rain that hits Mazatlan for five hours, the port was closed to navigation of boats and several colonies already suffer flooding. /

Venezuela:

/ Due to heavy rains the last seven days, the river overflowed Portuguese why inhabitants of four villages in the municipality of Santa Rosalia are still in emergency. /

/ Flooding reported in four villages of Portuguese. One hundred homes and 10 000 hectares have been affected by the downpours.Emergency are the inhabitants of four villages in the municipality of Santa Rosalia, after the Portuguese River to overflow after seven days of rain. /

Australia TILTING:

/ KOO Wee Rup residents said last Friday's flooding was the worst they had seen. / Source

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Mexico:

 

Reported flooding in San Martin Texmelucan

San Martin Texmelucan neighbors vacated their homes before the Atoyac River overflow that caused flooding in dozens of buildings and bridges waterlogging in Amarillo and Colorado I.

Fernando Manzanilla, government secretary, said Civil Protection personnel and serves the contingency by specialized units, but through social networks people in the region reported growth in water level that has already invaded their homes and the popular flea market.

As recently as August 2011, local authorities opened the bridge Colorado I with an investment of 22.4 million pesos, after the explosion in 2010 that left 30 people dead and 52 injured, but this time the work was overtaken by the river.

Meanwhile, the Municipal Civil Protection reported 20 homes flooded in the colonies Heritage, Progress Mayorazgo, Loma Bonita and bougainvillea, and a dozen vehicles were damaged in an underground garage in the capital of Puebla.

Montiel Paul Solana, head of the Government Department in the municipality said there was no risk to the residents of the area, although the water exceeded the limits of the drainage systems, water logging situation that caused more than a meter.

In contrast, residents of these communities called for the immediate desilting of the drainage system for the saturation of the sewers is causing the waterlogging.

Solana said Montiel utility personnel and the body and clean service operator moved the site to assist people in the cleanup of homes and surrounding areas.

The official said the agency in charge handed out 25 mattresses and 25 blankets to those affected.

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/855445.html

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Atoyac overflows and causes havoc in Texmelucan

After the heavy rain in the afternoon on Sunday and overflow Atoyac River in the municipality of San Martin Texmelucan were 12 homes with major damage, 150 with minor and a total loss.

This had to channel some 62 people to two shelters that were enabled in the municipality, while state officials conducted a tour of the area to conduct a census for damages.

In this framework, the head of the Secretariat General of Government, Fernando Prieto Manzanilla, said the water level due to the overflowing of the river rose from 10 centimeters to one meter in different colonies as Solidaridad, El Hoyo and Luke Atoyatenco.

According to the official state cleanup work will culminate this evening and the street markets of San Martin Texmelucan during Monday will be held smoothly.

Also announced that it could access resources of the Fund for Natural Disasters (Fonden) to address the damages that were caused by these rains.

http://www.sexenio.com.mx/puebla/articulo.php?id=11424

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Report by heavy flooding in Mazatlan

Due to the rain that hits Mazatlan for five hours, the port was closed to navigation of boats and several colonies already suffer flooding.

In some settlements, such as fractionation El Cid, the water level rose two meters because in that place there are artificial lakes, so it was necessary to open the floodgates.

During the maneuvers, with the participation of the different bodies for help, including the Municipal Public Security director, Jesus Alejandro Garcia, was washed away several feet of water and then passed through a culvert was rescued, and later move to hospital where his health reported as stable.

Other settlements affected is Infonavit Alarcon, Home of the Fisherman, where neighbors requested the support of Civil Defense to leave their homes; other colonies do not have electricity.

The mayor Alejandro Higuera Osuna does a scan for several hours in the affected areas and said the rain that has fallen into the port exceeds 107 mm.

Thus opened a shelter at the offices of the Ministry of Public Security, which have already led to several families.

Classes may be canceled because the streets are flooded, so that the head of school services, Toribio Colado, asked parents to use common sense to avoid exposing their children.

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/855067.html

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Puebla suffers severe flooding

PUEBLA, Mexico, in June. 23, 2012. - Heavy rain caused flooding and extensive damage in twelve parts of the city of Puebla. Forty minutes of rain on Saturday night took a toll, flooding in several colonies located south of the city of Puebla.

Gustavo Ariza, director of Civil Protection in the state, says that it rained so hard, what happens is that even the garbage on the drains, all that remains in the drain is what drains covered, that was mostly the problem?.

Over 20 home located in the colonies Bugambilias, Heritage and Future were flooded. Gustavo Ariza said that all civil protection crews are working to assess the damage and confirmed that there are no victims, but material damage.

The water level rose between 40 and 70 inches inside the houses, where they damaged furniture and appliances. Daniel Caro, a resident affected by the rains, says that before going on the river Chinguiñoso but after he was intubated began flooding.

Municipal Civil Protection said that after the rains, the river levels and Alseseca Atoyac, rose 15 percent and no danger for the population.

http://noticierostelevisa.esmas.com/nacional/461018/puebla-sufre-se...

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Venezuela:

 

In pictures: After heavy rains flooding in Portuguese

Caracas, June 23, 2012. - Due to heavy rains the last seven days, the river overflowed Portuguese why inhabitants of four villages in the municipality of Santa Rosalia are still in emergency.

Material damages are large due to loss of crops and livestock. Many homes, from being so long under water, have plummeted. "The swollen river flooded over a hundred houses in La Mamotona. There is also affected homes in La Morita, and Zones 4 and 5, "said Carlos Hurtado, a resident of the sector.

Also it was learned that the rains also affected the access roads to these areas and only accessible by tractors and rustic cars, others only air and water.

http://www.6topoder.com/2012/06/23/en-imagenes-tras-fuertes-lluvias...

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Flooding reported in four villages of Portuguese

One hundred homes and 10 000 hectares have been affected by the downpours

Emergency are the inhabitants of four villages in the municipality of Santa Rosalia, after the Portuguese River to overflow after seven days of rain.

Carlos Hurtado, a resident of the sector, reported that flooded 10 000 hectares of corn and pasture. "The swollen river flooded over a hundred houses in La Mamotona. There is also affected homes in La Morita, and Zones 4 and 5."

He explained that the flooding was caused by a gap left by the Chinese company that makes the dredging of the river. "The waters were diverted in the area and saw the flood."

Hurtado reported that already are assisting those affected with the help of the national government, private enterprise, rice fields and farmers' associations.

The flooding also affected the access roads to those areas which are only accessible by tractors and rustic cars, and other air and water only.

In recent days has improved the climate in the region which has allowed the slow descent of the water. However, the major material damage due to loss of crops and livestock. Many homes, from being so long under water, have plummeted.

http://www.eluniversal.com/nacional-y-politica/120623/reportan-inun...

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Vietnam:

 

Flash flooding kills 1, injures 6 in Ha Giang

HA NOI — One person was killed, seven were injured or missing and more than 10,000 households remained isolated due to the heavy rains and a sudden flash flood in Bac Me District of northern mountain Ha Giang Province last Friday and Saturday.

The flood seriously damaged 42 houses, seven of which were swept away, and destroyed hundreds of hectares of rice and farm produce of local ethnic and minority people.

Two communes of Lac Nong and Giap Trung were isolated due to the Na Phia suspension bridge in Yen Phu town being totally washed away by the flood.

Traffic in the national roads 34 and 4C and Minh Ngoc – Mau Due 34 route of Ha Giang Province was seriously tied-up due to a landslide and overflow of mud until Sunday morning.

The Bac Me District People's Committee Deputy Chairman, Dang Van Thuy, said that the province had mobilised rescue forces to search for missing people and repair flood problems.

Six injured people are currently in recovery and rescue teams are searching for the missing person in Giap Trung Commune, according to Thuy.

The province's hydro-meteorological forecasting centre said that the water level of the Gam River was still high at 17.8 metres on Sunday morning. — VNS

http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Miscellany/226539/flash-flooding...

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India:

 

Floods inundate Dibrugarh villages

DIBRUGARH: Flood waters of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries inundated several villages in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia district following torrential rain in the last 48 hours. In Dibrugarh, the Brahmaputra and its tributary Sessa breached the embankment at Bogibeel in between Madhupur and Sessamukh inundating 12 villages. Apart from houses and schools, vast tracts of cultivable lands were left submerged. The age-old Dibrugarh Town Protection dyke needs immediate repair and renovation. With no repair works undertaken to fortify the embankment, there is a constant fear among the local residents that it might break down anytime under pressure of the water current.

Most of the residents of this area have moved to safer locations while some families have taken shelter in makeshift camps erected along the embankment. Government officials on Monday visited the flood-affected areas to take stock of the situation.

Water resources department officials said the Brahmaputra was flowing 45 cm above the danger level at 106.15 m in Dibrugarh on Monday and the rainfall during the day was recorded at 20.32 mm. Significantly, the water level of Brahmaputra recorded on Monday was the highest in Dibrugarh in the last 14 years. It may be mentioned here that the great earthquake of 1950 - measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale - altered the course of the mighty Brahmaputra and lifted the river bed. As a result the river bed now lies several metres above the Dibrugarh town. "Embankments, as a rule have an effective life span of only 25 years and the 10-km long Dibrugarh Town Protection dyke constructed in the early 1950s has already passed its expiry period. As a result it has become extremely vulnerable to flood and erosion," said a district official. Experts fear that in case the embankment gives in, the 160-year-old historic town situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra will be washed away and wiped out.

On Monday, the ferry services between Bogibeel ghat (Dibrugarh) to Kareng ghat (Dhemaji) were cancelled due to the strong rive0r current. In the erosion-prone Rohmoria, the surging water of the Brahmaputra washed away several geo-fabric bags which were laid along the 2.6 km stretch of the river bank under the Rs 52.36 crore erosion control project.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Floods-inundate-Di...

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Flood situation worsens in 4 Arunachal districts

ITANAGAR, June 25 – The flood situation in four districts of Arunchal Pradesh, Changlang, Lohit, Dibang Valley and Upper Subansiri districts, has worsened with most rivers flowing above the red mark.

In Changlang district, 75 Chakma families were trapped in Bijoypur village with Army help being sought, Bordumsa ADC Kento Riba said today.

“We are seeking Army help to rescue the stranded families. But the Army could not arrive yet because of inclement weather,” Riba said.

“If the downpour continues, the situation will worsen,” the ADC said. He said, the swollen Noa-dehing river breached the anti-erosion protection wall on the left bank and washed away 16 houses, inundated 59 others, standing crops, the PMGSY road, and completely damaged an under-construction PMGSY bridge in an area between Bijoypur-I and II blocks.

A report from Lohit district said that incessant rain triggered flash floods in the Lohit, Berang, Noadehing and Kamlang rivers breaching embankments and submerging Dharapur village under Lekang circle, Silatoo, Kherbari and adjoining areas under Namsai besides inundating Alubari, Napotia and Chakma Basti under Chowkham circle.

Two small rivers, Tezu Nallah and Tenning Nalah, have badly hit Tezu, the district headquarters and triggered massive erosion, sources said.

The flood protection work at Alubari, Sibrimukh and Alubarimukh have been completely washed away, he said.

A flash flood washed away the Kanchi Nallah bailey bridge, the lifeline of Anini, Etalin, Anelih and Arzoo circles, located 15 km away from Anini, the headquarters of Dibang Valley district yesterday.

The district headquarters and its adjoining areas were also without power for the last two days as the Awapani and Chini-Afra Mini Hydel projects have suffered major damage.

In Upper Subansiri district, Debom, Dera, Nipu, Nidak, Gamukrijo and Raririjo villages under Gusar circle remained cut off as the suspension bridge over the Subansiri river, the lifeline of the villagers, has been washed away by flood waters last Friday, the sources added. – PTI

http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=jun2612/oth05

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Floods worsen in Upper Assam. More than 70 villages in Majuli inundated

Jorhat, June 24: The flood situation in Upper Assam turned grim today with most of the rivers flowing above the danger level and submerging vast areas.

The Brahmaputra is flowing nearly 54cm above the danger level at Neemati and nearly 8cm above danger level at Dibrugarh this evening.

“The water level is set to rise in the next 24 hours with heavy rain in the Arunachal Pradesh hills,” an official of the water resources department said.

Ferry service between Dhola and Sadiya in Tinsukia district was suspended today following a rise in the water level of the Brahmaputra. Heavy rain has also made visibility very poor for navigation forcing the authorities to suspend the ferry service, the lifeline for the several districts in Arunachal Pradesh.

A ferry, carrying nearly 100 passengers from Neemati in Jorhat district to Majuli, got stuck in the middle of the Brahmaputra because of a technical snag and poor visibility this morning.

It was towed to safety by another ferry after being stranded for over two hours.

Inland water transport department sources said the ferry took a wrong route and got stuck on a sandbar.

Floods have affected more than 70 villages in Majuli in the past 24 hours.

Half-yearly examinations in many government schools in the flood-hit areas have been postponed.

The affected persons have alleged that although it has been more than 24 hours, there have been no relief and rescue operations by the sub-divisional administration.

The floodwaters of the Bhogdoi river washed away the road-cum-embankment connecting Nahatiya village with Bormer in western Jorhat yesterday, submerging nearly 10 villages.

Flood control department sources said nearly 200 metres of the embankment was swept away by the gushing waters of the river yesterday afternoon.

Just a few days ago, nearly 700 metres of the same embankment, washed away by the river last year, were repaired.

Large areas in the Teok area on the outskirts of Jorhat have been submerged by floodwaters of the Janji river flowing above the danger level.

There are reports of several bridges in the interior areas in Teok being swept away by the floodwaters.

A Jorhat district administration official said although large areas in western and eastern parts of the districts have been reeling under floods, there was no report of any casualty.

“We are taking stock of the situation. We will have to open relief camps if the floodwaters do not recede soon,” he said.

More than 12 villages have been submerged by floodwaters in the Dhola area, affecting thousands of people. Nearly 1,000 people have been rescued in the Dhola area and a relief camp opened at Saikhowa Hindi school.

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120625/jsp/northeast/story_15652120....

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U.S.

 

Tropical Storm Debby brings rain, flooding to Tampa Bay area; forces bridges to close

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Authorities across the Tampa Bay area are asking residents and tourists to stay away from flooded streets as Tropical Storm Debby remains nearly stationary in the Gulf of Mexico.

Some streets were still under water Monday evening, while others were blocked with debris. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which spans Tampa Bay, and northbound lanes of Howard Frankland Bridge, which connects St. Petersburg to Tampa, remained closed. The southbound lanes had also been closed but re-opened.

Florida Highway Patrol shut down the Skyway on Sunday because of high winds, surf and flooding. Officials say troopers decided to shut down the Howard Frankland for the same reason.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/39ddd3908e9a433eb5b4535aa1cbf...

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Bangladesh:

 

Downpour worsens Ctg flood situation

More than six hours of heavy downpour on Tuesday morning has further inundated major low-lying areas of Chittagong up to waist-deep water, adding to the three-day-long spell of monsoon rain.

Chittagong Met office (Agrabad) recorded 144 millimetres of rain in the last six hours till noon on Tuesday, said Santosh Chandra Matobbor, deputy director of the met office.

He said that Tuesday’s rain has been forecast to continue for the day, reports our Chittagong correspondent.

Areas submerged by the water include Bohoddar Hat, Chalk Bazar, Agrabad, Asadganj, Chattai, Halishahar of the port city along with the three main roads connecting the Gate Number-2 area and Cosmopolitan, Muradpur and GEC intersection, Oxygen intersection and Muradpur.

All of the areas have gone under waist-deep water as the heavy monsoon rain continued till Tuesday in several spells since the first monsoon brought sigh of relief to the port city dwellers earlier on June 17.

West Bakulia area of the city is one of the worst affected areas as water has risen to such extent that ground floors of most houses were drowned which caused unbearable sufferings mainly to the slum dwellers.

AK Jafar, a ward councillor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) in West Bakulia, said that overflown rainwater of the whole city channels through Chattai and other canals in West Bakulia, which caused this miserable situation.

Rising tide in the Karnaphuli river overwhelmed the inundation, he said.

Mohammad Shamsuddoha, assistant secretary of the CCC, said the city corporation is maintaining liaison with Chittagong Disaster Management Committee to face any untoward situation, if it may arise.

Meanwhile, local administration on Tuesday morning evicted 20 families from hill-slide-prone areas at Koibollodham of Biswa Colony area in the city to avert any untoward incident, said Ismail Hossain, additional deputy commissioner (Revenue).

More evictions are underway as dwellers in that area are illegally occupying hill sides, he added.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=38661

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Thousands marooned in southeastern Bangladesh flood

Over 100,000 people in Chittagong and around 2,000 families in Bandarban districts in southeastern Bangladesh were marooned as flood situation there worsened yesterday.

The flood snapped vehicular movement on the Chittagong-Bandarban highway for the second consecutive day.

Keranihat, Baitul Ijjat, Amtali, Anu Majhir Dokan, Kaliaish, Bara Duara areas in Satkania uapzila of Chittagong; and Army Para, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Islampur, Member Para areas in Bandarban were flooded, according to local sources.

Two rivers -- Sangu and Dolu -- were flowing over the normal level due to the huge run-off from the hills and many more villages were being flooded, officials of Bandarban district administration said.

Bandarban Disaster Management Committee met yesterday afternoon and directed the local administration to distribute food and water to the flood-affected people, said Md KM Tariqul Islam, Banadarban deputy commissioner (DC).

The DC added that many areas in the city were inundated yesterday morning and many families were forced to take shelter in schools and government buildings.

Bandarban Municipal Mayor Md Jabed Reza said 11 shelters were set up in the affected areas and food, water, and other daily necessaries were distributed among the flood-stricken people.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/06/26/thousands-marooned-so...

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