NDMA continues drive to sensitize public about monsoon precautions


National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has continued their drive to sensitize public about precautions during Monsoon to avoid damages and the flood situation was being monitored round the clock to meet any emergency.
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Operations Member Brig Mukhtar Ahmed talking to media said, NDMA teams are still in the field for monitoring and coordination with local administration to supplement the relief efforts in rain hit areas, he added.
In order to ensure timely response to the current flood situation in the country, all concerned authorities and departments including NDMA, Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Armed Forces, Rescue 1122 and district administration are working hand in glove to cope with this calamity.
He said with the collaboration of warning system of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the authority would utilize its resources to avoid any untoward incident.
NDMA in collaboration with Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) and all Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) has launched initiative to facilitate Early Warning System that would utilize GSM Cellular technology for dissemination of early warnings by ensuring institutionalization of a message alert system for the community awareness.
He warned people living near the river bank to remain alert of any untoward situation, adding, people are also being evacuated from the areas wherever required.
This campaign is the part of the NDMA comprehensive print and electronic media campaign to create awareness among the people during monsoon season.—APP

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