Pakistan: Monsoon Flash Update 30 July 2013

OVERVIEW

  • The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has today issued a forecast that anticipates a high flood situation along River Chenab, ranging from 200,000 to 300,000 cusecs (cubic feet per second) over the next 24 to 36 hours. The flood is expected along the river and its tributaries and is likely to affect low-lying areas of Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandibahauddin districts in northern Punjab.

  • The PMD has advised relevant stakeholders to take precautionary measures to avoid loss of life and property.

  • Meanwhile, River Indus is in low flood at Guddu, with a rising trend, while River Kabul is in medium flood and River Swat is in low flood.

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