Threat of monsoon not yet over

PESHAWAR: Dangers of monsoon season are not yet over and the district governments must ensure vigilance of rivers, canals and hill torrents regularly.
Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Capt (retd) Muhammad Asif talking to APP on Thursday.
He said data regarding losses due to flood was being compiled from all the districts and the government would provide maximum possible facilities to the flood-hit people.
He said standing water in low-lying areas could have very serious impacts on health of people, therefore, directions have been passed to all district governments to ensure its drainage.
He said a vaccination process had already been started in the affected areas to save people from epidemics and other problems.
To a question, he said 1,994,487 acres of land was affected due to floods.
He said relief goods were being provided to 8,873 flood-affectees staying in 361 relief camps in the flood-hit areas.
The Federal Flood Commission (FFC) on Thursday said that the river Indus continues to flow in medium flood at Kotri and low flood at Guddu Barrage, while all other main rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej and Kabul are normal.
According to daily FFC report, the actual river flows and reservoir elevations indicates that Tarbela Reservoir has attained its Maximum Conservation Level of 1550.00 feet, whereas Mangla Reservoir is at an elevation of 1238.70 feet, which is 3.30 feet below its Maximum Conservation Level of 1242.00 feet. - APP


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