Pakistan

Daily Report on Flood Emergency Response Pakistan, 2015, Dated: 02-08-2015

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Highlights of the day

  • Alhamdulillah…..HHRD ERT Chitral came back safely from upper Chitral to Chitral city.

  • More than 1600 flood affected people of upper Chitral have got Free Healthcare facility from HHRD Medical Unit with collaboration of Pakistan Army.

  • More than 7.5m people affected by recent Flood and Rain in Pakistan.

Overview of Situation:

On July 16, 2015 at around 12:00 to 1:00 hours (Midnight), District Chitral have struck by an unusual and unprecedented torrential / orographic rain and series of GLOF event in the western side of the Chitral River. The orographic rain followed by thunderstorm, cloud outburst and have triggered the GLOF events which caused destruction. Chitral in the current week have average maximum 40.8oC temperature as per Pak-Met Department (PMD) and PDMA have also circulated the weather forecast that rain and thunderstorm along with showers is expected in isolated part of Malakand Division. The same have also been circulated among all concerned by the DDMU for preparedness. The Irrigation Department Chitral have also identified High Level flood in Chitral River in addition to the identification of vulnerable spots of riverine flood. The 17-Division camp at Gaherait have also been taken in loop of dissemination of alerts for evacuation of the communities living in the river catchments and beds.

The rain/cloud outburst followed by GLOF event of July, 2015, in isolated catchments of various goals (tributaries) in Chitral District at various intervals of times has resulted in floods that were accompanied with debris/boulders/large boulders flows causing (1) washing out of heads/diversions arrangements / head reaches and general filling-up of most of the civil channels / Government Channels with damages to hydraulic structures (2) damages to buildup properties and agricultural land (3) damages to roads and bridges (4) damages to existing flood protection works (5) damages to Water supply schemes (6) filling of the Nallas that may spill out from banks causing further damages in case of future floods.