PV Desk : Rains for two days have disrupted public life in the port city of Chattogram.
According to the meteorological office, moderate to heavy rains are falling in Chattogram and surrounding areas due to the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal.
Heavy rains lashed low-lying areas of the city from Thursday morning until Friday afternoon. As a result, public transport including rickshaws has decreased on the roads. Due to the rain, the worshipers who came to pay their respects in the mandap of Chattogram on the Mahasaptami of Durga Puja on Friday also had to suffer.
The Patenga Meteorological Office said 159 mm of rainfall was recorded in the last 24 hours till 12 noon on Friday.
Sheikh Farid Ahmed, a meteorologist at the Meteorological Office, told the media that the country’s seaports have been asked to display local warning signal number three as a result of the deep depression in the sea.
He said that it may rain tomorrow as well.
Due to continuous rains, water has accumulated in low lying areas like Bahaddarhat, Gate No. 2 of Sholashahar, Agrabad and Chawkbazar. Somewhere ankle water, somewhere knee water has been seen. Although there was a temporary difficulty in the movement of vehicles, after some time the water was seen to go down.
Miking was carried out by the district administration on Thursday to evacuate people living in the hills at risk due to the rains. Kattali Circle Assistant Commissioner (Land) Touhidul Islam said people were also requested to evacuate by miking from local mosques and madrasas.
He said 15 shelters have been opened in different parts of the city for people moving away from the risky hills.