LAHORE – PDMA has alerted involved departments to require all preventive measures before expected rains and the threat of flooding from July 21 to 26.
Heavy Rains in Punjab
As foreseen by the Meteorological department, serious rains are expected in the city, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, and Rawalpindi with a threat of inundation of low-lying areas.
Meanwhile, rain with thundershowers is additionally expected in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Mianwali, Sargodha, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Bhakkar, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, and Rahim Yar Khan.
Director General PDMA Faisal Farid, while instructing the district administration across the province, aforementioned that they must directly report any potential flood-like state of affairs and guarantee arrangements for immediate relocation of temporary relief camps/safe places for the residents of affected areas if needed.
Timely accessibility of all needed machinery/de-watering sets to avoid floods ought to be created, he added.
He also told that to save lots of folks from infectious diseases, the health department ought to mobilize medical groups to produce tending to flood and rain affecters, sources told.
He said that Medicinal sprays in specific areas to forestall water-borne diseases ought to even be ensured. During the season, WAPDA ought to create necessary arrangements on an associated emergency basis and traffic police ought to guarantee sleek traffic flow.
More Rain, Wind Expected in Most areas of Pakistan
Rain-wind/thundershower is predicted in Kashmir, Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, and northeastern Balochistan throughout the following twelve hours.
Scattered serious falls are possible in Kashmir, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Upper Punjab, and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Lahore city received serious rain on Thursday morning. Low-lying areas were inundated with water.
The temperature of some big cities recorded this morning:
Islamabad and Quetta twenty-five degrees Celsius, Lahore twenty-three degrees Celsius, Karachi twenty-nine degrees Celsius, Peshawar thirty degrees Celsius, Gilgit nineteen degrees Celcius, Murree seventeen degrees Celsius, and Muzaffarabad twenty-six degrees Celsius.
According to the met workplace forecast for Indian illicitly Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, cloudy weather with possibilities of rain-wind and rainstorm (few serious falls) is predicted in Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Pulwama, Anantnag, Shopian, and Baramula.
The temperature recorded this morning:
Srinagar and Anantnag twenty degrees Celsius, Jammu twenty-five, Leh fourteen, Pulwama and Baramula twenty-one, and Shopian twenty-two degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued an associate alert regarding additional monsoon torrential rains in several areas of the province.
In a letter sent to all the Deputy Commissioners of the province are directed to make sure preventive measures to avert any human and property losses.
The rain will cause urban, flash, and vale flooding.
It conjointly directed the District Administrations to stay sturdy vigilance on the rivers and nullahs in their various jurisdictions.
The PDMA room is totally useful around the clock and might be contacted on 1700 just in case of any emergency.