National Fund for Disaster Management in pipeline to facilitate early warning system, flood mitigation

ISLAMABAD, Aug 9 (APP):National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday directed Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs) to take necessary measures to avoid loss of life and damage to property especially in vulnerable areas of their respective provinces.

“All rescue and relief agencies, departments are required to remain ready to respond at a short notice” said spokesman of NDMA while taking to APP.

He said, temperature in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral has risen by 3 to 4 C during the last few days.

Moreover, due to expected rainfall during current week snow melting process can rise which may affect vulnerable areas of Chitral and sub-basins of GB such as Gilgit, Hunza, Nagar, Ghizer, Shigar, Shigar, Shingo Shyok etc.

He asked local communities to remain alert and concern authorities to take precautionary measures.

He also requested local communities to translate this alert in Urdu and display it on notice board for information to all community members

He asked for reporting any damage to life and property, infrastructure immediately authorities concerned.