Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi has finalized all the arrangements to cope with any flood situation during monsoon season and the training of the volunteers has also been completed, said District Rescue Officer Rawalpindi Dr Abdul Rehman.
He said, the relief camps had been setup in the city. A comprehensive action plan for preventing floods in Nullah Lai and other nullahs of the town during monsoon season was devised aimed at mitigating flood damages in terms of deaths, injuries and economic losses in Rawalpindi. Dr Abdul Rehman said that efforts were being made to improve coordination and communication among the departments concerned. Steps were also taken to enhance public awareness on situations that increase flood risk.
He added that all flood fighting agencies/departments were directed to ensure completion of necessary arrangements to tackle the flood in Rawalpindi. Rescue-1122 was monitoring and promptly conveying flood warnings to all agencies concerned and general public of low lying areas well before time, he said adding, all the departments including Tehsil Municipal Authority (TMA), Revenue, Field formations, WASA, Municipal Services, Health, Education, Agriculture, Community Development, Food, IESCO, Civil Defense and Rescue 1122 were maintaining a high state of preparedness with effect from June. Rescue-1122 has established a flood control room at WASA headquarter Liaquat Bagh while WASA set up four field offices at Moti Mahal, Commercial Market, Khyaban-e-Sir Syed and Bagh Sardaran.
A central flood control centre has also been established at TMA building, Liaquat Road, Rawalpindi. —APP