Monsoon 2015 Response - Situation Report 2


Covering: 22-24 July 2015

Main Highlights

Erratic monsoon rains, Glacial lake outburst, cloud outburst and resulting torrents along with flash floods, starting from 16th July 2015, hit different upper KP, Punjab, GB and Balochistan. According to the available reports of NDMA dated 23rd July, 2015 and various reports from PDMA and local authorities, Monsoon rains have so far affected 450,366 people and caused 13 deaths in Punjab, KP, GB and Balochistan. The main challenge remains inaccessibility to the upper areas of Chitral district in KP.
A well marked seasonal low lies over northeast Balochistan and its adjoining areas with its trough extending southeastward.

A low pressure area still lies over northeast Arabian sea and its adjoining areas. Strong Monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in southern parts of the country and likely to continue during next 24 hours.
Moderate monsoon currents are penetrating in upper parts of the country and likely to continue in coming days.

In KP, PRCS is responding by providing essential non food items pack containing tent, blankets, tarpaulin sheets, kitchen set, hygiene kits and jerry cans to those families who have fully damaged houses. So far 93 families of village Orgoush, Doomshorgure and Bamburet in Chitral have been assisted. Response shall continue as the areas become accessible.

In Punjab and GB PRCS teams are in process of conducting rapid assessment of the affected areas in coordination with local authorities while in Sindh and Balochistan the PRCS teams are on standby and closely monitoring the situation.

Government is taking the lead in response and no international assistance has been requested. PRCS is coordinating both internally amongst its Branches as well as keeping the RC RC Partners informed; externally with NDMA and respective PDMAs.