PDMA issues flood warning in view of heavy rains forecast


LAHORE: The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Saturday predicted heavy rainfall in the provincial capital within the next two days and issued a list of immediate actions required in view of possible floods.

According to PDMA, Lahore, Sialkot, Hafizabad, Narowal and other upper parts of the province would receive “very” heavy rain as a strong weather system from Central India will be passing between New Delhi and Lahore from Sunday morning to Monday afternoon.

“Scattered thunderstorms/rains with isolated heavy falls are expected over the upper catchments of rivers in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Sargodha and Sahiwal divisions,” it further said.

“A very high flood is expected from Sunday in River Chenab at Marala and downstream, River Jhelum at Mangla, rivers Ravi and Sutlej along with associated nullahs of rivers Chenab and Ravi.”