Wednesday July 20, 2022

NDMA issues fresh advisory in view of new spell of monsoon rain

Islamabad: National Disaster Management Authority has issued a fresh advisory in view of the new spell of monsoon rains in the upper and central parts of the country.

It has advised the relevant departments to identify vulnerable and at risk communities based on recent patterns of rainfall and devise mitigation measures.

They have been asked to maintain enhanced alert level and monitor developing situation to reduce response time in case of any emergency.

Keeping in view recent urban flooding related incidents in Karachi and other metropolis, the NDMA has instructed relevant departments to restrict vehicle movement across nullahs prone to flash floods, low lying areas and close to water channels. Likewise, Discos and local administration have been asked to ensure that necessary arrangements are undertaken to avoid electrocution incidents and timely restoration of power supply.

In case of emergency , concerned departments have been directed to initiate evacuation of at risk population from flood prone areas as per Evacuation Plans, and ensure availability of shelter, food and medicines to them.

The NDMA has also advised the relevant departments to ensure pre-placement of necessary equipment at vulnerable locations to effectively deal with any emergency.

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