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PDMA Warns Punjab of 35% Increased Monsoon Rains

PDMA Warns Punjab of 35% Increased Monsoon Rains

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted an early and above-normal monsoon season for Punjab and Balochistan, starting from the first week of July. In response, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has issued emergency alerts and initiated precautionary measures to mitigate potential risks from heavy rainfall.

Monsoon in Punjab

The PDMA Punjab has forecasted a 35% increase in rainfall compared to normal levels, with the monsoon season expected to begin on July 1st. The projected rainfall is:

  • First Week of July: 15 to 50 millimeters
  • Second Week of July: 25 to 35 millimeters
  • Fourth Week of July: 50 to 70 millimeters

Monsoon in Balochistan

Balochistan is preparing for significant monsoon rains, particularly in high-risk areas such as Lasbela, Nasirabad, and the Makran Division. The PDMA has declared an emergency alert and distributed emergency supplies to about 800 families in these vulnerable regions to ensure they are prepared for potential flooding and related damages.

Read more: PMD Predicts An Above-Average Rainfall Starting From June 19

PDMA’s Proactive Measures

The PDMA in both provinces is emphasizing community awareness and preparedness. Residents in high-risk areas are being informed about safety measures and evacuation plans in case of severe flooding. Local authorities are also coordinating with humanitarian organizations to support those affected by the monsoon rains.

The proactive measures taken by the PDMA highlight the critical need for preparedness in the face of natural disasters. By issuing early warnings and mobilizing resources, the authorities aim to minimize the impact of the monsoon season on lives and property in Punjab and Balochistan.

As the monsoon season approaches, continued vigilance and coordinated efforts will be essential in managing the challenges posed by above-normal rainfall, ensuring the safety and well-being of the affected populations.