Chairman National Disaster Management Authority visits Punjnad Headwork and Sukkur Barrage
Islamabad, September 17, 2014 (PPI-OT): Presently Punjnad Headwork is at high floods with water moving steadily downstream to Guddu. In order to assess the situation on ground Chairman NDMA, Major General Saeed Aleem visited Multan and Panjnad Headworks today. The NDMA officials were briefed on the latest flood situation including the damages caused, area affected and the relief activities in hand jointly by the provincial and federal departments.
The high flow discharge from River Chenab after crossing Punjnad Headworks is now heading towards Guddu barrage on River Indus. As per Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) flood forecast issued on 15th September, although the danger of high flood at Guddu and Sukkur had subsided after dykes were breached between Qadirabad and Panjnad on River Chenab but river Indus at Guddu and Sukkur may attain medium to high flood discharge ranging between 400,000 cusecs to 500,000 cusecs.
The water level in River Indus at Guddu Barrage may affect the inhabitants of the katcha area. For that matter the government of Sindh is evacuating people out of katcha area to safer places. Chairman NDMA who is presently in the flood affected areas will also be visiting Sukkur Barrage and will also meet the civil administration at Sukkur Barrage to assess the state of preparedness, response readiness and relief measures, if any emergency situation is met with on ground.
NDMA is fully committed to provide all out assistance to PDMA Sindh if so needed in emergency and is maintaining close liaison with all concerned provincial/local authorities to ensure fool proof arrangements to deal with any ground reality.
For more information, contact:
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
Prime Minister’s Office, 2nd Floor,
Sector G-5-1, Constitution Avenue,
Post Code 44000, Islamabad
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