Lahore: the National authority for elimination of consequences of natural disasters (NDMA) recently sent a mass alert text messages to the public to be prepared for flooding in the city from July 3 to 7.

The text of the message, not to mention the exact areas where heavy rains and floods may arise and there was some confusion in this regard, especially with the NDMA views of the country as a whole.

This information was based on notice to the Pakistani meteorological Department (PMD), which says monsoon rains strengthened in Sindh only July 6, and that the met office believes that the monsoon flow can generate widespread rains, wind, rains and thunderstorms in various areas, including Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, badin, sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar, Umarkot, Dadu Jamsharo and Sunday (evening) until Tuesday.

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He also said that heavy rains can cause flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin in Hyderabad on Monday and Tuesday.

However, MIAN Ajmal shad, Director of the meteorological service, Lahore, says there was no flood forecast in Punjab and at the present time.

“There’s going to be rainy weather, but not such heavy rainfall that may cause either flooding of the city, and absolutely no chance of river flows mainly because our dams empty at the moment,” he said to dawn.

Department flood forecasting (PPR) has released information on the situation in all the rivers and reservoirs is quite normal, as the outflow exceeds the inflow.

Meanwhile, the met Department said that the rainfall Outlook shows that the activity of the Monsoon moderate intensity with isolated heavy falls very hard for, will be specified in some places in Sindh and Baluchistan East from July 6 to 9. Shower activity of moderate intensity is seen in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (CP), Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Punjab, Kashmir and northeast Balochistan.

Published in dawn, 6th of July 2020

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