Flood water starts falling into sea

National Disaster Management Authority Chairman, Lt. Gen. (R) Nadeem has said that the flood water has now started falling into the Sea.

He said that flood in the Indus at Kotri which was exceptionally high is now gradually decreasing.

However, the breaches occurred on Sujawal side have some impact but the Thatta itself is safe, he added.

He said the water level at all the barrages in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and Punjab has started receding bringing the flood at medium and low levels.

He said though the monsoon season is likely to continue up to September 15, yet the worst is over.

In reply to a question about the requirement of tents for flood affectees, he said two hundred thousand tents have so far been provided and two hundred thousand more tents are expected to be made available within the next two to three weeks.

However, there is a need of eight to nine hundred thousand tents.

He however said that NDMA has many challenges ranging from getting back the affectees to their homes and providing them food, water and medical aid.

The Authority has also to see how it can help in reconstruction of their houses, he added.

The Chairman also said that they will be able to start giving the first installment of cash to the affectees within one week.