Monsoon 2023: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has directed all relevant departments to remain on high alert in view of the forecast of more rains by the met office.
According to the media reports regarding monsoon 2023, the National Disaster Management Authority issued these directions at a meeting with provincial disaster management authorities, Rescue 1122, and other relevant departments in Islamabad today (Wednesday, July 19th).
The reports further stated that the meeting was briefed about the latest situation of rains, flooding, emergency preparations, and the flow of water in rivers. The meeting was also told that the flow of water in Mangala, Tarbela, and Samli Dam was currently normal.
The Punjab Irrigation Department said that the rapid flow of water during the next 12 hours may cause flooding in the low-lying areas of Shahdara. The NDMA asked the Provincial Disaster Management Authority Punjab and rescue services to remain on high alert along with emergency equipment including dewatering pumps and arrange for safe evacuation of residents from the flood risk areas.
It is pertinent to mention here that Monsoon downpours are intermittently lashing Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and different parts of Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Upper Punjab.