Military rescues another 87 people stuck in flood-hit areas

By: News Desk
Published: 11:30 AM, 14 Sep, 2022
Military rescues another 87 people stuck in flood-hit areas
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The military teams have rescued another 87 people by carrying out 18 helicopter sorties in different parts of the country devastated by floods, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to a statement issued by the National Flood Response and Coordination Centre (NFRCC) so far 4,570 stranded Individuals have been evacuated through helicopter sorties.

Weather Forecast

During the last 24 hours, rain/thundershower with isolated heavy rainfall occurred in south and eastern Sindh, eastern Balochistan, Kashmir, Upper KP and GB. Hot and humid weather remained elsewhere in the county. Yesterday’s highest maximum temperature recorded at Turbat 42C, Sibi and Lasbela 41C.

In next 24 hours, rain-wind/thundershower (with isolated heavy falls) is expected in Punjab, KP, eastern Sindh, GB and Kashmir.

Damages of Infrastructure & Private Properties

During the last 24 hours no infrastructure damage. A total of 12418 Km roads and 390 Bridges have been damaged.

Most Affected Districts

Worst affected districts of Sindh include Qambar Shahdad Kot, Jacobabad, Larkana, Khairpur, Dadu, Noshero Feroz, Thatta and Badin.

In Balochistan districts include Quetta, Naseerabad, Jafarabad, Jhalmagsi, Bolan, Sohbatpur and Lesbela.

KP include Dir, Swat, Charsadda, Kohistan, Tank and DI Khan and in Punjab include DG Khan and Rajanpur. 

Army Relief Efforts

Aviation Efforts

So far 516 Army Aviation helicopters sorties have been flown to various areas for evacuation of stranded people. In last 24 hours, 18 sorties have been flown and evacuated 87 stranded individuals & delivered 32.88 Tons of relief items to the flood affectees. Moreover, uptil now 4570 stranded Individuals have been evacuated through helicopter sorties.

Relief Camps/ Relief Items Collection Points

So far 147 Relief Camps and 278 Relief Collection points in Sindh, South Punjab & Balochistan have been established across the country for flood affectees.

Donations

Uptill now 8281.2 Tons of food items alongwith 1207.0 Tons of sustenance items and 7403538 medicine items have been collected so far. However, 7940.6 Tons of food 1147.7 Tons of sustenance items and 7219698 medicine items have been distributed uptill now. 

Foreign Donations

Foreign Donors including Turkiye donated 12 x flights of 4008 Tons Food Packets, 1000 x Baby Food Packets, 520 x Tents, 864 x Kitchen Set, 2000 x Bedding, 50 x Boats, 1000 x Hygiene Boxes, 2.63 Tons Food items & 15.6 Ton Medicines. UAE donated 32 x flights of 31 Tons Food Items, 21245 x Food Packets, 1000 x Tents, 1000x Bedding & 6.9 Ton Medicines, 82.5 Tons Dry Food items, China donated 7 x flights of 3000+2719 x Tents through commercial flight, Belgium donated 300 x Tents, Japan donated 3 x flights of 700 Tents and 303 Tarpaulin, Uzbekistan donated 1 x flight of 25 Tons Food Items and 9 Ton Bedding, Qatar donated 3 x flights of 5 Tons of Medicines, 291 x Pillows, 300 x Blankets, 306 x Maters, Established a Field Hospital, 2 x Field Ambulances and 2 x Vehicles carrying Medical Equipment, 3 x Stretchers, 4 x Shoes USA donated 10 x flights of 14,460 x Kitchen Sets and 2880 Plastic Sheets, France donated 1 x flight of 204 x Tents, 208 x Kitchen Set, 1125 x Bedding, 422 x Hygiene Boxes and 78 x Water Pumps, 70 x Motor Pump Pipes, 8 x Pers Medical Team/ 4 x Pers Dewatering,  Jordan donated 1 x flight of 500 x Tiffin Boxes, 16 x Tents, 52 x Bales of Clothes, 2 x Bales of Comforters, 350 x Food Packets, 15 x Blankets, 3000 x First Aid Kits, 90 x Plastic Jarry Cans, 102 x Mattress, 101 x Pillow Foam, 280 x Rechargeable Lights, 31 x Baby Food Packets, 2 x Kitchen Set, 179 x Bedding and 10 x Medicines Boxes, Denmark donated 1 x flight of 7 x Water Filtration Unit and Turkmenistan donated 1 x flight of 40 x Bags of Atta, 60 x bags Dall, 40 x Bags Pasta, 324 x clothing items, 400 x Medical Boxes, 2612 x misc Toiletries, UNICEF donated 2 x flights of medical support/relief items and school kits, UNHCR donated 9 x flights of Relief items/ UNHCR Goods, WFP donated 7 x flights of Relief items, and RC donated 2 x flights of relief items.

Medical Relief

More than 300 medical camps established so far in which more than 125,506 patients have been treated all across the country and provided 3-5 days’ free medicine.

Pakistan Navy Relief and Rescue Efforts

PN established 04 x Flood Relief centers and 18 x Central Collection Points all across the country. These collection centers have distributed 1368 tons ration, 4186 x tents & 571,097 liters mineral water in various districts. In addition, 07 x tent cities have also been established where 12371 Personnel have been accommodated. Moreover, PN's 23 x Emergency Response teams (ERTs) deployed in 10 x districts have rescued 14723 x stranded personnel. These ERTs are equipped with 54 x motorized boats and 02 x Hovercraft. Hovercraft is a unique platform, which can be operated both in water and land and is considered most suitable platform for such kind of Operations. PN has also deployed 02 x helicopters in interior Sindh. Uptill now, in 52 x sorties, these helicopters rescued 465 x stranded people and distributed 4006 packets of ration. 08 x Diving Teams of Pak Navy have also carried out 27 x Diving Ops in affected areas across the Pakistan. PN has also established 61 x Medical Camps in which 44874 x patients have been treated till to date.

Pakistan Air Force Relief and Rescue Efforts

Pakistan Air Force has provided 4848 Tents, 288071 Food packages, 2775.48 Tons of ration, for the flood affectees. Moreover, PAF has established 45 Medical Camps where 51840 patients have been treated so far. 20 Tent cities and 54 relief camps have also been established. PAF also carried out 241 sorties and evacuated 1521 people from the flood affected areas.