Several areas in two upazilas of Satkhira district have been flooded due to tidal surges caused by cyclone Yaas.
At least 30,000 people have been affected in Padmapukur union of Shyamnagar upazila and Pratapnagar union of Ashashuni upazila, UNB has learnt.
A vast portion of the flood-protected embankment has been damaged, leading to flooding in many areas of the two unions.
Local people are still continuing the repair work of the embankment, three days after cyclone Yaas made landfall in eastern India.
Some have alleged that food assistance provided by the government has not yet reached many affected areas. Besides, there's a scarcity of drinking water in the coastal areas.
According to the local administration, some 50,800 people of 12 unions in the district have been affected, while 4,765 houses were damaged by the cyclone.
Besides, shrimp enclosures across 35 hectares of land have been inundated while fish worth Tk 8 crore were washed away by tidal waves.
Deputy Commissioner of Satkhira District, SM Mostafa Kamal, said, “Already many embankments have been repaired, but the authorities have failed to restore the one near Padmapukur and Protapnagar unions.”
The commissioner of Khulna Division has already visited the affected areas and all necessary steps are being taken to reach food at the doorsteps of people living in remote areas, he said.