LAHORE: The district administration on Tuesday established nine flood relief camps for rehabilitation of the flood affectees.

On Monday, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had issued a warning of medium to high flood in the river Ravi, following release of 171,797 cusecs of water from India.

The NDMA alerted all the departments concerned to ensure precautionary measures to avoid any loss of lives and damage to private and public property.

According to the Flood Forecasting Division of the Pakistan Meteorological Department, India released water from Ujh Barrage on the Ravi, which would reach Jassar (Narowal) on Tuesday (today).

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) issued a flood alert to all the departments concerned.

The PDMA ordered immediate mobilisation of flood fighting and rescue and relief teams with required machinery and equipment, provision of food hampers for stranded families, evacuation of livestock and provision of fodder.

It said residents of most vulnerable areas should be shifted to temporary relief camps/safe places as and, when required, necessary arrangements for provision of cooked food by the district administration should be ensured in relief camps. In order to avoid outbreak of epidemics, medical teams are mobilised for the provision of first aid to the affected.

Deputy Commissioner Sher Ali Chattha on Tuesday chaired a meeting. City Assistant Commissioner Adnan Rasheed, rescue, revenue, agriculture, and livestock officials were present in the meeting.

The DC directed the authorities to take measures to provide relief to the flood affectees. He ordered establishment of relief camps in different tehsils, including city, Shalimar and Raiwind.

Published in Dawn, August 17th, 2022

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