Pakistan Issues Fresh Flash Flood Advisory Amid Ongoing Rainfall

Fri Apr 19 2024
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ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) issued an advisory on Friday, urging relevant departments to bolster preparation for flash floods and emergency response amidst ongoing rainfall.

The NDMA’s National Emergencies Operation Center (NEOC) foresees continued rains until April 22, potentially leading to flooding in certain areas of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, as per a press release.

The rainfall could trigger flash floods in local water channels in regions including Khuzdar, Ziarat, Zhob, Sherani, Muslim Bagh, Quetta, Pishin, Kech, Panjgur, Gwadar, and Turbat. Additionally, low-lying areas, particularly in southern western Baluchistan, may face flooding during this period.

Following this, a subsequent weather system from April 23-24 is expected to bring milder conditions, while a stronger system from April 25-29 may result in heavy rainfall and potential hailstorms, impacting various parts of Balochistan, Sindh, and Punjab provinces.

Local authorities are urged by the NDMA to ensure readiness for emergency response. Citizens residing in vulnerable areas should adhere to safety protocols such as avoiding electric poles and weak infrastructure, and refraining from driving or walking in waterlogged areas.

Farmers, cattle owners, tourists, and travelers are advised to exercise caution during this time, checking weather and road conditions before embarking on journeys, and taking necessary measures to safeguard crops, livestock, and personal safety.

For the latest updates and information, citizens are encouraged to stay informed through local advisories.

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