NDMA Directs PDMAs For Taking Necessary Measures To Avoid Losses
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 10th August, 2016) : National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Wednesday directed PDMAs for adopting precautionary measuers in vulnerable areas of Punjab, KP, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir to avoid losses, both of properties and lives. "Heavy falls may trigger flash flooding, landslides and GLOF events in the vulnerable areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir," said a spokesman of NDMA. "All rescue and relief agencies, departments are required to remain vigilant," he said.
He said, rain-thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls) was expected at a number of places in Kashmir, Punjab and Islamabad while at scattered places in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Upper Sindh (Sukkur, Larkana Divisions), Eastern Balochistan (Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad Divisions) and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Meanwhile, Medium Level Flood was recorded in River Chenab at Trimmu. He said due to rain and storm in District Bannu, 2 deaths and 28 injuries were reported. About road situation, he said, a patch of Gilgit-Skardu road (S-1) at Chamachu, Randu, District Skardu, was washed away.