The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) under the guidance of the Relief, Rehabilitation and Settlement Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has prepared the winter contingency plan for 2022-23 to cope with various natural hazards in winter. The natural hazards mentioned in the plan included winter hazards of extremely low temperature, fog, smog, snowfall, rainfall, landslides, flash floods, and seismic activity along the mountainous north and west.
Director General PDMA Sharif Hussain said here on Tuesday that the process of the Winter Contingency Plan was started in mid-October 2022 by involving all stakeholders of the Federal Government, Provincial line Departments, District Administration, and development partners. Digital tools for data collection were developed and shared with all stakeholders including information regarding district/sector-specific hazards and vulnerability profiles, hazard impact, damages, compensation paid, resource mapping, need assessment, and coordination.
He added that The Winter Contingency Plan 2022-23 provides a detailed overview of the district profile of winter hazards for the entire province. The document also covers details about the Composite Risk Score of every district based on the different types of hazards the districts are prone to.