Two roof collapses in Lahore’s Azhar Town and Shahdara Town neighborhoods during the current rainy weather in the Punjab capital injuring at least nine persons, according to Rescue 1122.
No significant injuries have been reported, the rescue agency reported, and all injured people have been sent to neighboring hospitals.
50 people have died as a result of this year’s monsoon since June 25, according to information made public yesterday by the National Disaster Management Agency. 87 people also suffered injuries as a result of other incidents.
NDMA releases expected rain data in Punjab Rivers:
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued a statement, in which a graphic presentation of rains alongside rivers in Punjab has been released.
It stated, “NEOC Monsoon Update: Monitoring of rainfall progress through various international and regional weather models continues. In the video clip, heavy rains are expected in the upper reaches of Sutlej, Ravi, and Chenab rivers during the next 24 hours.”
NDMA stated in another tweet with graphic models, “Model indicates strong monsoon current approaching most eastern parts of with Sindh, upper/southeastern Punjab receiving monsoon driven downpour. Westerly disturbance is bringing moisture-driven precipitation to northern & central KP.”
Lahore’s Rain data today:
Today’s rains in the Punjab’s capital were likewise moderate to heavy.
According to data from the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), the airport area received 27 millimeters of rain today between 6:00 and 11:30 a.m., followed by Johar Town SDO Office with 70 millimeters, Lakshmi Chowk with 44, Gulshan-e-Ravi with 41, Iqbal Town SDO Office with 38, and Nishtar Town Director’s Office with 85 millimeters.
Nabeel Javed, the relief commissioner for Punjab, visited the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) control center where he was told of the impending danger of river flooding.
It was mentioned in the briefing given by the director general of PDMA that more rain was expected in several Punjabi cities until tomorrow.
The DG PDMA stressed the potential repercussions of the release of water from India and issued a warning about the potential for flooding in the Ravi and Chenab rivers, as well as in their connected streams and drains.
Javed emphasized the significance of conducting efficient situational monitoring out of the provincial control room. In order to successfully handle the current emergency scenario, he asked officials to maintain a condition of constant vigilance.
The relief commissioner also emphasized the necessity of ongoing river and canal water flow monitoring in order to maintain a proactive approach to flood control measures.
Karachi experiences isolated showers:
A modest downpour on Saturday afternoon brought a welcome change to the weather in the city of Karachi.
On Saturday, rain in Karachi left the streets wet and shimmering. Many places, including Malir and its surroundings, had a strong downpour.
In light of the anticipated rains over the next two days, Karachi Mayor Barrister Murtaza Wahab declared a rain emergency one day ago and ordered all departments to be open 24 hours a day. He had claimed that pumps to drain stored rainfall were ready for use and that cleaning of stormwater drains and small drains was ongoing in order to enable the timely drainage of rainwater.
More rain is expected:
A warning has been issued by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on the possibility of severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall in the northern and eastern parts of Punjab, which could cause urban floods in municipal areas and landslides in mountainous areas.
The Met Office has forecast probable thunderstorms and severe rainfall throughout Sindh, including Karachi, Tharparkar, Sukkur, Larkana, Hyderabad, and Shaheed Benazirabad.
In Northeastern Balochistan, thunderstorms are conceivable. All parties have been requested by the PMD to maintain proactive coordination in order to guarantee a quick and organized response at the local level.
Lahore and other cities of Punjab are expected to see “heavy rains and associated risks” over the weekend, according to a warning issued by Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman last night.
She instructed disaster management institutions to enhance preparedness in a tweet and claimed that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had been sending regular early warnings to PDMAs and all stakeholders.
Officials had reported on Friday that at least 50 people, including eight children, had died in floods and landslides brought on by monsoon rains that have pounded the country since last month.
According to research by NDMA, the bulk of casualties occurred in Punjab and was primarily brought on by electrocution and building collapses. Rawalpindi experienced severe rain early on Friday morning, flooding the twin towns’ low-lying regions.
In two separate rain-related events that day in the Attock area, a bus overturned and a roof collapsed, injuring at least 11 persons, three of whom were teenage siblings.
According to a former executive of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO), the aged distribution system and people’s negligence both contribute to the high rates of electrocution during rainy seasons.
According to officials, Pakistan, which has the fifth-largest population in the world, contributes less than 1% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. It is one of the countries which are most susceptible to the harsh weather brought on by global warming, though.