Flood relief efforts intensify in Wazirabad as high flood warning issued for River Chenab
By News Desk
July 7, 2023 07:22 PM
With the Chenab River water levels rising, the Wazirabad district finds itself on high alert for potential flooding, reported 24NewsHD TV channel Friday.
Authorities have taken swift action by establishing flood relief camps at six strategic locations across Wazirabad.
The looming threat of a high flood in the Chenab River, expected between July 8 and July 10, has prompted all relevant departments to be on high alert and mobilize their resources to ensure the safety of residents. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has also issued an official notification regarding the anticipated high flood.
In response to the potential disaster, flood relief camps have been set up in various areas of Wazirabad, namely Rana Bahram, Suhadra, Haripur Bund, Hyder Colony, Chak Ali Sher, and Khanki Village. These camps serve as crucial centres for coordination and assistance, with rescue teams stationed to provide relief and support to affected individuals.
To mitigate the impact of the impending flood, warnings have been issued to residents living in close proximity to the Wazirabad River. They are urged to take immediate precautions and relocate their livestock to safer areas. The authorities emphasize the importance of prioritizing the safety of both human life and animals during this critical period.
As the flood threat looms, the local administration continues to closely monitor the situation and coordinate with the NDMA and other relevant departments. Their primary focus is to ensure the well-being and security of the residents of Wazirabad.
Citizens are advised to stay updated on weather advisories and follow the instructions provided by the local authorities. They are also encouraged to report any emergency situations to the designated helpline numbers promptly.
The town of Wazirabad remains united in its efforts to confront this potential natural disaster and stands prepared to face the challenges ahead. The collective determination and resilience of the community will undoubtedly play a vital role in overcoming the adversities posed by the swelling Chenab River.
Reporter: Nayyer Alam