ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has advised all concerned departments for an update of SMS alert in view of expected flash flooding due to rains and thunderstorm during current week.
According to NDMA, flash floods are likely to impact areas of Sindh and Balochistan provinces.
NDMA has asked the PDMAs of Sindh and Balochistan to coordinate with cellular mobile operators for early dissemination of SMS alert in the areas.
According to a weather warning issued by Pakistan Meteorological Department couple of days ago, Karachi and other coastal areas of the province were likely to experience soaring temperatures on Monday and Tuesday, which will then be followed by a heavy rains starting from late Wednesday night (today).
The Met office has warned of urban flooding if necessary arrangements are not taken by the municipal authorities in view of widespread rains. The met officials advised the authorities concerned to ensure cleanliness of storm water drains system of the city to avoid flooding.
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation officials said that with limited resources and power they are trying their best to serve the people and try to provide them with relief at any cost. A senior director for municipal services said all their arrangements had been done, including repair of suction pumps, in order to deal with any emergency.