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GIEWS Update-detail
FAO/GIEWS Global Watch

3 August 2007

Bangladesh Update

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  • The flood situation in Northwest Bangladesh is likely to improve whereas in three Northeast districts the situation may remain steady.
  • Water levels are rising in Central and Western regions of the country, yet falling in the extreme North.
  • The prevailing flood situation in numerous districts in Central Bangladesh surrounding Dhaka is likely to worsen further.
  • Thirty flood related deaths have been reported thus far.
  • The rainfall forecast for the next few days suggests light to moderate rain for much of the country, as well as for neighboring upstream regions.
  • The GoB at a press briefing on 1 August confirmed that the overall flood situation is improving and it was not necessary to declare a state of national disaster.
  • As of the morning of the 2nd August 27 out of 60 river level monitoring stations were above danger level.

  • Source: UN WFP Bangladesh Disaster Risk Reduction Unit.

    Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre, Bangladesh Web Site: