DERA GHAZI KHAN: In the wake of the unusual rains, a flood alert has been issued for the Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur areas and emergency has been declared in both the districts to cope with the expected flood in hill torrents of the Sulaiman Range.
Dera Ghazi Khan Deputy Commissioner Mazhar Iqbal Mahar told Dawn the disaster management department had issued warning of high flood in hill torrents of the mountainous Sulaiman Range.
It is pertinent to mention Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan are located between Indus river (on their eastern side) and mountainous Sulaiman Range (on their western side).
Mr Mahar said the relief camps were being established in the area to provide shelter to the victims of expected flood while a focal person had been appointed to handle the situation at ground. He said there was a forecast of continuous rain for three consecutive days by the National Disaster Management Department. A plan for vaccination of animals had also been evolved in both the districts of Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan, he added.
A flood warning system is being installed at five points of both the districts to provide period information about the flood.
Published in Dawn, April 15th, 2019