FWD: (River Indus in medium flood at Chashma and Kalabagh)

July 19, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: According to Flood Warning Division (FWD) Lahore, River Indus is in medium flood at Chashma and Kalabagh and in low flood at Terbella and Taunsa.

Similarly, River Chenab is in low flood at Balloki and Marala and below low flood at Khanki, Qadiriabad and Tarimon barrages. River Jehlum is in low flood at Mangla and below low at head Rasul.

River Ravi is in low flood at Shahdarra and below low flood at Nullah Bansar. Low flood has also been reported in River Sutlaj at Suleimanki. All other rivers and nullahs in the Punjab province are flowing normal.

In Rajanpur, rescue operation is in full swing in areas hit by flood in ”Hill Torrent Kaha Sultan.” The local administration has also warned the people of riverine areas of Bumblee, Harhand and Chandia to shift to safer places.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has directed the authorities concerned to take immediate relief and rescue measures to help people affected by floods in torrential Nullahs in Koh-e-Suleman in Rajanpur district.

He also directed to monitor floods situation round the clock across the province. Authorities of Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur and Muzaffargarh districts, issuing flood warning, have asked the people of riverine areas to shift to safer places as flood of over five hundred thousand cusecs in Indus river will pass from the area during the next three to four days.

In Layyah, over one hundred villages have been inundated. Similarly, dozens of villages have been submerged in Kot Addu. The administrations of these districts have directed the concerned departments to make all arrangements to help the affected people.

In Muzaffargarh, 18 relief camps have been set up and all spurs and safety studs are being monitored. The Indus River is in low flood at Guddu and Sukkur barrages where water level is increasing.

The inflow of water at Guddu barrage was 353,000 cusecs while water discharge was 326,000 cusecs on Monday morning. Similarly at Sukkur barrage, the influx of water was 269,000 and discharge was 214,000 cusecs.

According to reports, in Chitral, a flood emergency has been imposed in the area as torrential rains have resulted in floods in local rivers and nullahs. The rainy water washed away several bridges and inundated many villages.

Army and Chitral Scouts personnel are taking part in relief and rescue operations. Several areas in the district have been cut off because of the floods and damages to communication system.

Frontier Corps Balochistan has started rescue and relief activities in the flood affected areas of Mir Ali Khel in Zhob, Balochistan. It rescued twelve people including women and children, stranded in flood tide. Nine vehicles were also rescued. Several people and vehicles were stranded on Mir Ali Khel road in Zhob due to increase in flow of flood tide.