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Sylhet flood situation improves slightly

The flood situation in Sylhet city has improved slightly as a result of reduced rainfall, however certain regions remain waterlogged.

According to Water Development Board, the Surma River’s water level was 10.72 cm above the danger level on Tuesday afternoon. Over the last 24 hours, the region received 30.8 millimeters of rain.

Sustained dry weather for the next 2-4 days is critical to significantly lowering water levels in the Surma River.

Just the previous Monday, the Surma River had surged to 10.94 centimeters above the danger mark, with recorded rainfall measuring 214 millimeters, UNB reported.

Councilors from the SCC report that water levels are gradually receding across most parts of the city.

Many individuals who sought refuge in emergency shelters are now beginning to return to their homes.

Relief efforts by the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) continue to provide assistance to affected residents, particularly in sheltered locations across the city.

Shajluloo Laskar, public relations officer for SISIC, disclosed that flood-related issues have been identified in approximately 28 wards within Sylhet city.