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NDMA warns of possible flash floods in Sindh, Balochistan

NDMA warns of possible flash floods in Sindh, Balochistan
August 30, 2017
KARACHI (92 News) – Following yesterday’s heavy rain, light rain lashed several parts of Karachi on Wednesday morning turning the weather pleasant in the metropolis. The rainfall hit different areas of Karachi including Shah Faisal Town, Gulistan-e-Johar, Malir. The rain inundated many low-lying areas. Massive traffic jam was witnessed on major thoroughfares of the city. Also, with the first drop of rain, many areas plunged into darkness as several feeders tripped. On the other hand, widespread rain/thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds is expected in Hyderabad, Karachi divisions, at scattered places in Sukkur, Larkana, Quetta, Multan, DG Khan, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Hazara divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Malakand, Peshawar divisions during the next twelve hours. Earlier, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) warned flash floods are likely to impact areas of Sindh and Balochistan provinces. NDMA has asked the PDMAs of Sindh and Balochistan to coordinate with cellular mobile operators for early dissemination of SMS alert in the areas. The NDMA has advised all concerned departments for an update of SMS alert in view of expected flash flooding due to rains and thunderstorm during current week.