Up to 1 million people may be hit by floods in Sindh this year: Pak monitoring agency
Karachi, July 3(ANI): Up to one million people in Sindh may be hit by floods this year, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has warned in its contingency plan.
The monitoring agency said there are chances that about 1.5 million cusecs of water will enter Sindh this year, which would be more that the volume that entered the province last year, causing unprecedented floods in the region.
Last year, about 1.1 million cusecs had displaced more than 7.5 million people in the province.
"This is a prediction that the flow of water may be in the range of 0.8 million to 1.5 million cusecs, but it again depends on the intensity of the monsoon rains," explained Syed Sajjad Hyder Shah, who is the director of operations for the PDMA.
Technically, this qualifies as a "super flood", as 0.9 million cusecs is the cut-off. The PDMA has asked for 11 billion rupees to prepare the government machinery and start work on mobilising relief.
The PDMA has also indicated that there are about 75 sensitive points in the districts.
"Officials should focus on strengthening the 3,500 breaches in the canals from last year," The Express Tribune quoted the report, as saying.
In case of an emergency, the engineering corps of the armed forces would be asked to help, the report said, adding that to start off with, 14 helicopters from the armed forces, four to six from the naval or air force and 563 boats would be mobilised.
"The army would establish regional disaster management hubs all over Sindh for monsoon (ANI)
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