ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has asked the concerned to take necessary measures to avoid loss of life and damage to property in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Azad Kashmir due to likely flash floods.
The NDMA has directed rescue and relief agencies to remain ready to respond at a short notice, issue early warning to people in vulnerable areas, ensure monitoring of water ways thorough SMS and all possible ways and deploy required staff, place relief, rescue stocks in most vulnerable areas at union council level.
NDMA said Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had predicted the decaying phase of prevailing EI-Nino was indicating some strong signals regarding extra ordinary rains in South Asia including Pakistan during the current month.
A strong weather system, located over Iran, is very likely to grip Balochistan on Thursday, producing widespread rains with heavy thunder showers at times very heavy in Zhob, Quetta, Sibbi, Kalat, Makran and Naseerabad Divisions during Thursday evening to Friday evening. Heavy thundershowers will trigger flash floods in the vulnerable areas of the province.
Under the influence of same weather system, widespread rains with heavy thundershowers at times very heavy expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday and Saturday generating flash floods in the vulnerable areas of the province.
The weather system is likely to grip most parts of south-western & north Punjab, Kashmir on Friday evening / night.
Widespread rains expected in Islamabad, Punjab (with isolated heavy falls in DG Khan, Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala Divisions) and Kashmir on Saturday and Sunday…Agencies