Flood emergency declared in Attock


The district administration on Saturday declared flood emergency in the district and people living near water bed of river Indus were evacuated to safer places besides establishment of flood relief camps.

Deputy commissioner Dr Hassan Waqar Cheema told newsmen that after issuance of flood warning from the provincial disaster management authority and Pakistan metrological department about high floods in river Indus and Kabul, flood emergency was declared in the district while special relief camps were established in three different tehsil of the district including Hazro, Jand and Pindigheb located along with river Indus.

He said that 21 special relief camps are established across the district to accommodate the flood affected population including 9 in Hazro, 4 each in Attock and Pingheb, 3 in Jand and one in Hassanabdal.

He said that most camps are established in the schools buildings to accommodate the local population in case of flood emergency. He said that announcements are made through mosques in the high flood area to requesting local population to shift to safer places or these camps along with their belongings and cattle.

He said that officials of local administration and revenue department are also directed to carry out flood emergency on war footing bases.

District emergency officer Ali Hassnian has informed that rescue 1122 has established emergency response points where teams are deputed along with vehicles for carrying out rescue operation at four red alert locations along with river Indus.

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