Flood in Bangladesh / Recent Floods in Bangladesh - Composition

 Bangladesh is a low land. It has many rivers. She is also in the monsoon area. It rains heavily during the monsoon period. So floods are very common in our country. Almost every year flood visits our country.

It causes a heavy damage to our life and properties, Houses are destroyed, cattle are washed away, crops are greatly damaged and trees are uprooted. Thousands of people become homeless or shelter-less. They remain without food for many days. All communication from the outside world is cut off.

The flood of 1998 broke the records of the past. Never before did water level rise so high nor was the duration so long. The whole country went under water. All communication was cut off. Normal activities were stopped for a long time. The miseries of the affected people knew no bounds. Crops were greatly damaged. Herds of cattle were washed away. Thousands of people died. In a word the havoc was so great that it took a long time to repair the loss.

The after effect of floods is more serious. Famine breaks out. Many people die for want of food. The prices of all necessary things go up. Many dangerous diseases like cholera, typhoid and dysentery etc break out in an epidemic form.

Floods do a little good to man. During floods our rivers carry a great deal of silts which makes the land fertile. As a result many kinds of crops grow or plenty. Floods also carry away waste matters.

During and after the flood the relief work should go on. Other wise the miseries of the affected people will increase. During the flood government and some other voluntary organizations come forward to help the flood affected people. Proper steps should be taken to control floods. All the rivers should be re-excavated and good drainage system should be introduced. A large number of sluices and outlets should be made for the easy passing of rain water.

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