High-level flood warning issued for Chenab River

LAHORE: The Chenab River and its adjacent tributaries are under a high-level flood warning until July 10.

Areas including Sialkot, Gujarat, and Wazirabad are at risk of potential floods in the Chenab River. Moreover, the Mandi Bahauddin and Hafizabad areas may also experience the impact of possible floods.

To effectively monitor the situation, a regional control room has been established in the Commissioner’s Office, as informed by Commissioner Gujranwala. Additionally, flood relief camps have been set up in close proximity to the Chenab River.

In related news, numerous flood victims in Sindh continue to endure severe weather conditions while exposed to the open sky. Furthermore, heavy rains in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Kashmir have resulted in 17 casualties due to accidents.

To address the potential risks, the Commissioner has arranged for flood relief camps in Sialkot, Gujarat, Wazirabad, Hafizabad, and Mandi Bahauddin.

Commissioner Gujranwala has emphasized the importance of relocating individuals residing along the banks of the Chenab River. Moreover, the holidays of rescue and other relevant departments in the Gujranwala region have been canceled.

It is worth noting that a significant portion of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Kashmir is currently experiencing rainfall, with certain areas in Gilgit-Baltistan also being affected.

According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), 17 fatalities resulting from various rain-related accidents have been reported in Punjab. Out of these, six deaths occurred in Gujranwala, four in Lahore, three in Sheikhupura and Chakwal each, and one each in Jhang and Faisalabad. Additionally, 49 individuals sustained injuries in various accidents.

The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall in areas adjacent to the Chenab, Sutlej, and Ravi rivers from today until July 10. This forecast raises concerns regarding potential landslides and river flooding.

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