SIGNIFICANT FLOOD FORECAST FOR RIVER INDUS AT KALABAGH AND CHASHMA
According to latest Meteorological & Hydrological conditions observed River Indus at Chashma is likely to attain High flood level ranging between 550,000 cusecs to 600,000 cusecs during the period from 0100 PST of 28th July 2015 to 0100 PST of 29th July 2015.
SIGNIFICANT FLOOD FORECAST FOR RIVER INDUS AT TAUNSA
Rescue and relief operations by civil administration and army contingents are under way in flood-hit areas across Pakistan, said a report published on Radio Pakistan on Tuesday.
Yesterday, The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had issued alerts to the government agencies concerned and provincial disaster management authorities (PDMAs) for a possible flood in River Indus and heavy rains in different parts of the country.
Snapshot 22–28 July 2015
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CHITRAL: The people in the flood-affected upper parts of Chitral and Lot Koh and Bumburate valleys have complained about acute shortage of food and clean drinking water.
Flood victims told Dawn over the telephone here from Mulkhow, Reshun, Shoghore and Garam Chashma that they had run out of food items and faced starvation.
They said the roads leading to all calamity-hit areas in Chitral district had been closed and that it might take one to two weeks for their opening to vehicular traffic.
Heavy monsoon rains, the rapid melting of snow and outbursts from glacial lakes have led to flash floods and the flooding of the Indus River in various locations across Pakistan. The floods have affected 23 Districts across Pakistan with 55 reported fatalities and 14 people injured. Chitral District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and six Districts of Punjab province have been hit the hardest, with a high risk of floods in Sindh province in coming days. The Pakistan Army and Government authorities are providing immediate response.
Monsoon rains started in late July but have already created chaos in different parts of Pakistan. DCA has pledged half a million DKK
Monsoon rains and flood continues to create havoc in different parts of the flood-affected areas leaving thousands of families affected, large number of houses destroyed, thousands of acres of ready to harvest crops and fruits orchards have been damaged, link roads and bridges destroyed.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department has issued high alert in the wake of expected widespread heavy rain and flood.
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a. 10 Mobile Utility Stores outlets established for affectees which have been distributing commodities among the affected population.
b. FWO has already started work in support of C&W department and has moved it's heavy machinery in the area.
c. On directions of Prime Minister, in coordination with Army, services of FWO have been provided to KP Government for speedy repair of road infrastructure.
"2. Gilgit Baltistan
a. 15 Ton Ration
b. One Ton Mineral Water bottles
c. One Million Aqua tab (Water Purification Tablets)
d. Transported on two C130 aircrafts of PAF.
e. 80 Persons / tourists evacuated on C130.
f. Bridge on Dir Chitral Road N45, kept open with the assistance of NHA from the first day.
g. MD, Utility Stores Corporation is present in Chitral on specific direction of Prime Minister.
(1) 10 Mobile Utility Stores outlets has been established for affectees.
Following a fatal heatwave, heavy monsoon rains and flooding in various parts of Pakistan have claimed dozens of lives and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.
A reported 21 people have drowned in flood waters in Baluchistan (in the southwest of the country) alone.
Dozens of link roads and bridges have been swept away, leaving families stranded.
Thousands of acres of crops that were ready to harvest have been destroyed, leaving farmers without a vital source of income and unable to feed their families.
Latest Updates on 05:30 hrs: Flash flood in Ursoon Gol damaged 11 Irrigation Channels, 3 Micro Hydro Power Channels and 4 water supply schemes today. Detail assessment is in progress.
SUKKUR: The special assistant for relief to Sindh chief minister has said that the situation is normal, protective dykes have been strengthened and there is no danger of flood in Sukkur district.
This was stated by Special Assistant Ali Hassan Hingorjo after visiting Begari dyke, Zero Point Sukkur and Ali Wahan dyke.
CHITRAL: Fresh torrential rains wreaked havoc in Mulkhow union council of upper Chitral on Friday, leaving one person dead and three children missing. Hundreds of houses and shops in Muzhgol, Authool, Warijun, Gaht, Saht and Kushum villages were swept away.
According to Mastuj Assistant Commissioner Minhasuddin, the rains triggered flash floods in the afternoon that hit the villages and forced thousands of people to leave their homes for places at high altitudes.
Know more: Most of Chitral paralysed by flash floods
Monsoon rains in Pakistan coupled with glacial melting and flash floods have claimed nine lives and affected over 322,000 people in the provinces of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Baluchistan, causing urban flooding in the major cities of Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
While addressing a gathering in Chachran, PM Nawaz expressed satisfaction over measures taken by the local administration for rescue and relief work carried out in the flood-hit areas, said a report published on Radio Pakistan.
He also directed the administration to take precautionary measures in case of more rains in the district. He added that more helicopters and boats should be employed in case of emergencies during rescue operations.