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ISLAMABAD, 19TH JULY, 2022 : MORE MONSOON RAINS PREDICTED IN COMING DAYS--NDMA ISSUED FRESH ADVISORY

 

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE

NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

ISLAMABAD

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PRESS RELEASE 

 *More Monsoon Rains Predicted in Coming Days--NDMA Issued Fresh Advisory* 

 

Islamabad,  19th July, 2022: According to Pakistan Meteorological Department's  (PMD) weather advisory, the strong Monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in Upper & Central parts of the Country from 20 July 2022 (Wednesday). 

 

In view of PMD's forecast, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued fresh advisory  to concerned Federal Ministries / Departments, respective Provincial Governments, their line departments including PIDs, PDMAs / GBDMA / SDMA, District Administrations / DDMAs, Municipal Administrations and major metropolis to remain vigilant and take all necessary precautionary measures. 

 

NDMA has advised to relevant departments to identify vulnerable, choke points / at-risk communities based on recent patterns of rainfall and devise mitigation measures. Secondly, they have been asked to maintain enhanced alert level and monitoring of developing situation to reduce response times in case of emergency. 

 

Keeping in view recent urban flooding-related incidents in Karachi and other metropolis, 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 & relevant Local Administration / Departments to ensure that necessary arrangements are undertaken to avoid electrocution incidents and timely restoration of power supply

 

 In case of emergency, concerned departments need to initiate evacuation of at-risk population from flood prone areas as per Evacuation Plans timely along with availability of shelter, food and medicines. 

 

NDMA has also advised the relevant departments to ensure pre-placement of necessary inventory/equipment along with availability of POL at identified vulnerable locations to back-up generators for de-watering pumps in case of urban flooding.

 

In its Advisory, NDMA has urged relevant authorities and departments to conduct mass awareness campaign regarding evacuation plan for at-risk communities, risk and consequent danger of submerging of vehicles in flooded low-lying areas and risk of electrocution during monsoon.