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PDMA expects fresh spell of rain in KP

July 27, 2021

PESHAWAR: A fresh spell of rain is expected in different parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa besides upper Punjab, Islamabad and Azad Jammu and Kashmir which might cause flash flooding in some districts of the KP.

The new spell of wind-thundershowers expected to start from Monday night will continue till Friday with intervals in parts of Hazara, Malakand and Kohat divisions and the Peshawar Valley.

According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) which issued an alert on Monday, rain was expected in Peshawar, Kohistan, Shangla, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Dir, Chitral, Kohat, and Swat during the week.

Rain is also expected in Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan from Tuesday to Thursday. The alert said the heavy rain might generate flash flooding in seasonal streams at Shangla, Buner, Battagram, Mansehra, Balakot, Abbottabad, Swat, Kohistan, Mardan, Charsadda, and Kohat.

It said there were chances of urban flooding in Peshawar as well. The heavy downpour may trigger land sliding in vulnerable areas of upper KP, said the PDMA advisory.It asked the district administrations to take precautionary measures to avoid minimizing losses or damage to properties.