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Pakistan weather agency issues heavy rain, flood alert 

Pakistan weather agency issues heavy rain, flood alert 

By The South Asia Times 

 

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani authorities on Friday issued heavy rain and flood alerts in different areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

 

In a statement, issued by the National Diaster Management Authority (NDMA) said that ongoing torrential rains may cause flash floods in local nullahs/streams of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Narowal, Murree, Galliyat, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Dir, Swat, Kashmir and hill torrent of D.G Khan Rajanpur due to present monsoon spell till 7th July. 

 

“Urban Flooding is expected i.e. Lahore, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar,” it said.

 

According to data feed from Federal Flood Division and other relevant departments, medium level flood is expected in River Kabul with a net water flow of 93.5 thousands cusecs, whereas, other major rivers will continue to experience normal water flows.

 

NDMA has advised PDMAs and Local Administration to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate measures to safeguard the population at-risk.  

 

The public is also advised to stay informed and follow instructions from local authorities. 

 

“The public is urged to download NDMA's ‘Pak NDMA Disaster Alert’ mobile app for timely disaster alerts, guidelines and precautionary measures,” it said.

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