Heavy rains and rush of water from upstream in India's northeast have started flooding Habiganj, after Sunamganj and Sylhet have been submerged. Electricity and communication have been cut of the Sunamganj upazilas. Closure of many schools as they have been turned into makeshift flood shelters, and vast areas being inundated, with locals saying the flood is worse than the ones they experienced in 1998 and 2004. Floods of higher magnitude caused by heavy rain upstream in Meghalaya-Cherrapunji have surpassed most records of the past. 40 lakh people stranded in Sylhet, Sunamganj flood 2022.