Rawalpindi: The district administration on Thursday issued a cautionary red alert to the public departments concerned after it declared the period between July 15-September 30 a ‘flood season’, susceptible to the risk of torrential rains – a news source reported. According to the officials concerned, Nullah Leh has been marked for being particularly susceptible to this risk.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Muhammad Ali Randhawa has urged the Directorate General Civil Defence, the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB), the Municipal Corporation Rawalpindi (MCR), the health and education departments, Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), Rescue 1122, the Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC), and the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) to remain on the alert and take precautionary measures to medicate the foreseen impact of this risk during the monsoon season.
Moreover, the officials concerned have been asked to seek regular updates regarding rainfall patterns and other climatic conditions from the Met Office. In case of flash flooding in Nullah Leh, warning sirens will sound repeatedly to provide emergency population warning of approaching danger.
As a flood prevention measure, the DC has also banned the disposal of garbage and construction wastes in Nullah Leh and other prominent ravines in both Islamabad and Rawalpindi.