Pakistan - Monsoon Rains Information Report No.1

Report
from UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 27 Jul 1995
Ref: DHAGVA - 95/0325
1. PAKISTAN METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT FORECASTING RAINS 11 TO 25 PER CENT ABOVE NORMAL DURING CURRENT MONSOON SEASON (JULY-SEPTEMBER).

2. SO FAR, HEAVY RAINS HAVE CAUSED SERIOUS DAMAGE IN PARTICULAR IN SWAT (NORTHERN AREAS), DERA ISMAIL KHAN (NORTH WESTERN FRONTIER PROVINCE), RAWALPINDI (PUNJAB), DADU (SINDH) AND KHUZDAR AND JHAL MAGSI (BALOCHISTAN).

3. LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE AFFECTED, DAMAGE CAUSED TO STANDING CROPS, ROADS AND BRIDGES. DISRUPTION OF SYSTEMS OF ELECTRICITY SUPPLY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

4. RELIEF CAMPS ESTABLISHED BY CIVIL ADMINISTRATION THAT IS ASSISTED BY ARMY IN RESCUE OPERATIONS.

5. WATER RESERVOIRS IN TARBELA, MANGLA AND CHASHMA STILL HAVE ADDITIONAL CAPACITY AND THEY ARE CLOSELY MONITORED BY THE AUTHORITIES.

6. UNITED NATIONS DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAM (UNDMT) HAS REVIEWED THE SITUATION AND AGREED THAT GOVT HAS THE RESOURCES REQUIRED AT PRESENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF. UNDMT FURTHER IS IDENTIFYING CAPACITIES OF EACH AGENCY FOR SHORT TERM REHABILITATION.

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