Pakistan Government Urges Caution As Country Braces For Rainfall

Pakistan Government Urges Caution As Country Braces For Rainfall

Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman has warned the provinces of Pakistan to prepare for heavy rains across the country from April 26 to May 7. She urged them to take necessary precautions and stay alert to ensure public safety during this period. The Pakistan Meteorological Department has warned that strong wind and hailstorms may cause damage to infrastructure and standing crops, while heavy showers may trigger flash floods in parts of Balochistan and hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan from April 28 till May 2 and in several other regions from May 1 to May 4.

The minister also warned that the country might ‘fall into a recovery trap’ if it doesn’t have sufficient resources to deal with the devastation caused by last year’s monsoon floods, which could be repeated if even a fraction of the devastation occurs again. The regions that are likely to be affected by rain, wind, and thunderstorms for the next three days include Islamabad, parts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Sindh, and south Punjab.

The provincial disaster management authority has set up a centre for coordination among district administrations to monitor operations in case of an emergency in any area. 

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