Flood alert issued for Punjab

As the spell of “strange” storm downpours keeps on lashing the country, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Tuesday gave a low-medium flood alert for the Chenab waterway, requesting that all concerned regions remain on guard and go to preparatory lengths to safeguard the populaces in the contiguous locale.

In the midst of flooding water levels in the streams, the authority expressed that as per the report of the flood guaging station, there was plausible of a low-medium flood.

Refering to the report, the PDMA said the water release in the stream was recorded at 15,4890 cusecs which, it cautioned, may cause flooding in the space of Hafizabad locale. It prompted that the neighboring regions ought to likewise finish their arrangements and set up help camps.

“As per the mandates of the Punjab government, the security of life and property of individuals is the main goal,” the warning said.

Independently, the PDMA cautioned, citing the Met office, that storm winds entering the upper and focal locales of the country from July 27 and spreading to different areas on July 31, may bring about one more seven day stretch of downpours.

During this period, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Jhang, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sahiwal, Okara, Bhakkar, Multan, Khanewal, Pakpattan, Vehari, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Rahim Yar Khan and Khanpur are probably going to get more downpour with solid breezes and thundershowers.

The power forewarned that these breezes might produce weighty downpours and there was a gamble of immersion of low-lying regions in Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Lahore and Gujranwala, other than flooding in the slopes and waterways of Dera Ghazi Khan from July 27 to July 31.

In the mean time, the weighty downpour is supposed to build the progression of water in the neighborhood and water channels of the Ravi, Jhelum and Chenab streams.

It additionally cautioned of the gamble of avalanches in Murree, encouraging vacationers to design travel while remembering the weather patterns.

“An alarm has been given to the locale organizations of Punjab to keep their plans set up and be ready to manage the crisis circumstance,” the notice said.

As indicated by a representative of Wapda, the inflow at Mangla dam was 35,100 cusecs while the surge was 10,000 cusecs. Additionally, the inflow of water at Tarbela and Chashma was likewise expanding.

A day sooner, Wapda had mentioned the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) to permit it to do sedimentation evacuation activity at Chashma supply. Wapda’s central designer and undertaking chief Gohar Zaman Bhabha said: “It is educated by Irsa that because of filling limitation at Tarbela Dam overflow water streams are normal at Chashma Barrage at the appointed time of time. Storm downpour spell is going on at present in huge pieces of the nation and expected to go on for some time”.Meanwhile, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday that the Pakistan Army troops are helping common organization in salvage and aid projects in regions hit by late metropolitan flooding in different pieces of the country.

“Pakistan Army Emergency Response groups are reliably bustling in dewatering and providing fundamental food necessities and clinical consideration to the impacted populace,” said the tactical’s media wing.

A few regions in south Punjab and a few in focal pieces of the territory were beat by downpour which brought about setbacks.

A break in a trench overwhelmed a few towns and farmland in Bahawalnagar though downpour over the Koh-e-Suleman mountain range made harm 14 towns in Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan.

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