The city district government as well as the Rawal Town Tehsil Administration have finalised all arrangements to provide flood relief to the people who are likely to be hit by the possible floods to be caused by the Nullah Leh in the low-lying areas of Rawalpindi.
According to TMA spokesman, Rawal Town’s two flood relief camps have been set up one each at Liaquat Bagh and Dhoke Khabba, Committee Chowk to provide relief during the floods in current monsoon season’s heavy rains. Both the city district government and the TMA have made special arrangements in nearby government schools to accommodate the flood-hit people on temporary basis. Arrangement of food edibles and water would also be made available for the affectees of the flood till the time they take shelter in the temporary accommodations including government school buildings located in their areas.
In connection with the arrangements, a special briefing was held at the DCO office where Captain (r) Saqib Zafar issued directives to the administrator TMA and its tehsil municipal officer for remaining alert from the time there is threat of floods during heavy rains. The DCO was briefed by the TMA high ups that besides siren system which would be sounded as soon as water in Leh touches to its dangerous level asking the people to evacuate their houses and reach to safer places in order to avert any mishap during floods.
Arrangements of boats have also been made in different low lying areas including Javed Colony, Arya Mohallah, Muslim Town, Chamanzar Colony, Dhoke Ratta, Gawalmandi, Nadeem Colony, Sadiqabad etc. to take people to the safer places at the time of floods. The city district government has also directed the TMA to make arrangements of small kind of medicines, bed sheets, chaddars etc. to provide to the people if needed at the time of floods. Arrangements of doctors and medical staff have also been made in each camp for providing free medical treatment.
According to the spokesman, emergency would be declared at the time of floods. The TMA has deputed special staff on duty in each camp and low-lying areas to attend the flood hit people including men, women and children.
Meanwhile, the people residing in low-lying areas have feared possible floods
during the current monsoon seasons. A large number of people have started shifting their valuables including furniture and electronic appliances as well as their clothing bags to the safer places i.e. at top buildings. However, those are living in only one-floor house are perturbed of what to do during the floods likely to occur during hheavy rains in monsoon season.