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    Pakistan’s Severe Weather Forecast – NDMA advised to enhance preparedness for flash floods

    Pakistan’s Severe Weather Forecast – NDMA advised to enhance preparedness for flash floods

    Chitral Times Report

    ISLAMABAD: NDMA’s NEOC (National Emergencies Operation Center) predicted of ongoing rains until April 22, with potential flooding in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regions. The expected rainfall may trigger flash floods in local nullahs of several regions, including Khuzdar, Ziarat, Zhob, Sherani, Muslim Bagh, Quetta, Pishin, Kech, Panjgur, Gwadar, and Turbat. Flooding may also occur in low-lying areas during the forecast period, particularly in southern western Baluchistan. A subsequent weather system from April 23-24 will bring milder conditions, while a stronger system from April 25-29 is expected to cause heavy rainfall and possible hailstorms, affecting various regions including Balochistan, Sindh, and Punjab.

    NDMA has advised relevant departments to enhance preparedness for flash floods, especially in vulnerable areas, and urges local authorities to ensure readiness for emergency response. Citizens in at-risk areas should follow safety guidelines such as staying away from electric poles and weak infrastructure, and refraining from driving or walking in waterways. Farmers, cattle owners, tourists, and travelers are also advised to remain cautious during this period, checking weather and road conditions before traveling, and taking necessary steps to protect crops, livestock, and personal safety. For further updates and information, citizens are advised to remain informed through local advisories.

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