NDMA directs PDMAs for measurers to avoid losses

Islamabad—National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Friday directed the concerned to take necessary measures to avoid losses of lives and damage to property infrastructure during the upcoming rain spell. “All rescue and relief agencies, departments are required to be sensitized to remain ready to respond at a short notice,” said a spokesman of NDMA while taking to APP.
According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) rain with isolated heavy falls accompanied by windstorm are expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, D.I Khan , Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Poonch Kurram, Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Orakzai, North and South agencies during next 48 hours.
1The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) Friday said that River Kabul was flowing in medium flood at Warsak and low flood at Nowshera. According to daily FFC report presently, all main rivers including Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej were flowing normal. The actual river flows and reservoir indicates that Tarbela and Mangla reservoirs are at elevations of 1508.04 feet and 1215.05 feet respectively, which are 41.96 feet and 26.95 feet below their respective Maximum Conservation Levels of 1550.00 feet and 1242.00 feet.
The combined live storage capacity of Tarbela, Chashma & Mangla reservoirs is 9.720 MAF as compared to last year’s 8.968 MAF. According to Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore, yesterday’s trough of Westerly Wave over North of Afghanistan lies over Northeastern Afghanistan and adjoining areas.
Well marked Seasonal Low lies over Northeastern Balochistan with its trough extending Northeastwards, whereas moist current from Bay of Bengal is penetrating into upper parts of the country upto 2000 feet and is likely to intensify during the next 24 hours.
Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore predicted isolated thundershowers may occur over North and Northeastern Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala & Lahore Divisions) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand & Hazara Divisions) including upper catchments of all major rivers during the next 24 hours.
Scattered thunderstorm/rain with isolated heavy falls is likely to occur over upper catchments of all major rivers during the period from 2nd- 4th July 2016. Widespread thunderstorm/rain of moderate intensity with isolated heavy falls and one or two very heavy falls along with windstorm, may also occur over Sahiwal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Rawalpindi, D.G. Khan, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu and D.I. Khan Divisions, besides, urban flooding in big cities and flash flooding in vulnerable areas, during the same period. No Significant rainfall event has been reported by the Flood Forecasting Division, Lahore during the past 24 hours.—APP

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