NDMA directs measures to avert flash flood damages

ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has asked the concerned to take necessary measures to avoid loss of life and damage to property in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to likely flash floods in next two days due.

NDMA has directed rescue and relief agencies to remain ready to respond at a short notice, issue early warning to people in vulnerable areas, ensure monitoring of water ways thorough SMS and all possible ways and deploy required staff, place relief, rescue stocks in most vulnerable areas at union council level.

NDMA said Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that an active weather system, presently causing rains over Balochistan, is heading towards Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and very likely to intensify on Friday evening/ night/Saturday.

Widespread rains / thundershowers expected over KP on Friday/Saturday. Scattered, heavy at times very heavy, downpours expected over upper parts of KP, including Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan and Kohat divisions during Friday evening to Saturday that may trigger flash floods in the vulnerable areas of the province.