PDMA Sindh issues flood warning
KARACHI: The PDMA has issued an alert warning of major floods in Sindh.
According to the details, Provincial Disaster Management Sindh has issued a major flood alert saying that major floodwaters are coming to Sindh after the destruction of super monsoon rains.
The PDMA wrote a letter to the DDMA and all the Deputy Commissioners, expressing concern that floodwaters would come to Sukkur and Kacha areas of Sindh.
The PDMA has said that there is a flood alert in Guddu and Sukkur in the Indus River. On September 8 and 9, floods will pass through Sukkur Barrage and Guddu Barrage.
The PDMA said the floods could inundate unpaved areas, so arrangements should be made to evacuate people immediately.
Today, due to the high flow of water on the barrages of Indus River, there was a situation of a moderate and low-level flood, a moderate flood at Guddu Barrage and low-level flood at Sukkur Barrage.
Guddu Barrage recorded 400296 cusecs of water and 394076 cusecs of discharge, 307025 cusecs of water at Sukkur Barrage and 291125 cusecs of discharge, 176442 cusecs of water at Kotri Barrage and 176092 cusecs of discharge.
Note that, Pakistan Army troops while continuing rescue and relief operations to rain-battered areas of Pakistan have now reached Khushab.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan Army continues rescue efforts in Khushab city.
The recent rains have affected 10 villages in Khushab said ISPR.
ISPR added that the Pakistan Army is assisting civil administration to cater to flood victims with cooked food and shelter.
Let it be known that recent rains have wreak havoc in Punjab.
Flood in Chenab and Jhelum rivers has inundated 119 villages of Jhang and Athara Hazari tehsils and 26 villages of Ahmedpur Sial tehsil.
The floodwater has also damaged rice, sugarcane, and other crops.
The flood-hit families have started shifting to safer places.
The difficulties of inhabitants of villages situated downstream of Trimmu Barrage have also increased as the flood in both rivers is moving towards Shorkot and Ahmedpur Sial.
According to the district flood control, Trimmu Barrage is discharging more than 148,836 cusecs (medium flood).
The discharge of water of the Chenab River at Chiniot Bridge is 24,983 cusecs while the discharge of water of Jhelum River at Khushab Bridge is 67,565 cusecs towards Trimmu Barrage.
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