NDMA adopts measures to cope with heavy downpour likely this week

Islamabad—National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has directed all concerned to keep vigilance and take necessary precautionary measures to avoid physical damage and other losses during the heavy downpour likely this week till Thursday.
The NDMA has also alerted the provincial authorities to prepare themselves for coping with heavy rains under its Monsoon Contingency Response Directive 2016, an official of NDMA revealed while talking to APP.
Karachi: Provincial Disaster Management Authority Sindh has issued rainfall advisory in which PDMA has directed all District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMAs) of Sindh to remain alert for possible heavy rainfall in Southern Sindh & moderate to high rainfall in northern Sindh, says a handout It said that PDMA has further instructed all concerned line departments to take precautionary steps to ensure safety of life & property.
PDMA has also advised K-Electric, HESCO, SEPCO to ensure continuous supply of electricity to all pumping stations for smooth drainage of water. PDMA has provided dewatering pumps to more vulnerable districts to augment their dewatering efforts.
The Provincial Disaster Management Authority KhyberPakhtunkhwa has issued alert about heavy rains and thunderstorm from monday that can cause flash floods at different places of the province.
The district administrations throughout the province has directed to be vigilant and take precautionary measures to avert human and material losses, radio Pakistan reported. Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has chalked out a contingency plan to deal with any emergency in the current monsoon season.
PDMA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has established Emergency Operation Centres at district level throughout the province to meet any untoward situation. Necessary funds and food items sufficient for one month have been provided to each district. Over one hundred boats have also been arranged to evacuate people in case of any flood situation.
Multan: Hundreds of acres of standing crops were flooded after a breach in Mukhdoom Rasheed Canal, here on Monday. The water from 30-feet breach entered different villages. Villagers rushed to safer places along with their valuables.
According to XEN Canal Rai Hamid, teams were busy in bridging gap and hoped that it would be plugged very soon. However, the locals expressed concerns over poor performance of the Canal Department.—APP

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