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Flood warning issued for northern areas


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

31st Aug, 2020. 07:49 pm
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Flood warning issued for northern areas

The Meteorological Department has issued flood warnings for the northern parts of the country, forecasting heavy and torrential rains in the hilly areas along the Kabul River and Dera Ghazi Khan.

The Flood Forecasting Division of the Meteorological Department has issued an alert saying that according to the latest hydro-meteorological situation, the monsoon has become active in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir, which is expected to bring heavy rains. Azhar Mashwani, a digital media focal person, has launched a social networking site, Twitter.

The alert warned that the current weather system would remain in the area for 48 hours, causing heavy rains in areas adjacent to the Kabul River and Dera Ghazi Khan, which could lead to moderate flooding.

The authorities were directed to be vigilant and take precautionary measures during this period. The warning comes at a time when houses and crops have been destroyed in several areas, including across Punjab, in recent days.

Last week, 872 people were evacuated from various places, including Jhelum and Chenab, due to the threat of floods, 60 rescue teams and 326 volunteers rescued villagers and their belongings, while many areas are still flooded.

At least 100 villages on the banks of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers are at risk due to possible flooding. People whose relatives live far from the river have been given temporary shelter, while other government aid Waiting for the relief of displaced persons and livestock so far in the establishment of relief camps and the provision of food and medicine.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has forecast more rains in Karachi division and said that the monsoon will continue to rain in Sindh.

Due to this, light and stormy rains are expected in Karachi as well as Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Larkana and Dadu districts, the statement said.

Besides, rain is also expected in Shaheed Benazirabad, Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Sukkur and Jacobabad.

The Meteorological Department said that light to moderate rains are likely in Karachi and its environs in the evening and at night.

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