[Hints: Introduction, what it is, Damage, After effect, Mertie, Relief work, Conclusion]
Introduction: Flood is a common phenomenon in Bangladesh. Our country 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.
What it is: A flood is a large amount of water spread in over a place that is usually dry.
Damage: It causes a heavy damage to our lives and properties. Houses are destroyed, cattle are washed away corps are greatly damaged and trees are uprooted. Thousands of people become homeless or shelterless. They remain without food for many days. All communications from the outside world are cut off. The flood of 1988 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 suspended for a long time. The miseries of the affected people know 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.
Aftereffect: The after effect of floods are 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.
Merite: Floods do a little good to man. During floods, our rivers carry a great deal of silt which makes the land fertile. As a result, many kinds of crops grow in plenty of floods also carry away waste matters.
Relief work: During and after the flood the relief work should go on. Otherwise, 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.
Conclusion: Floods cause a huge loss to our lives and property. All the rivers should be re-excavated and good drainage system should be introduced. A large number of sluice and outlets should be made for the easy passing of rainwater.