PDMA orders vigilance on Eid amid pre-monsoon rains – Pakistan


PESHAWAR: Amid pre-monsoon rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority has directed district administrations to make sure “proactive preparedness and vigilance” throughout Eid holidays to forestall and minimise harm to public life and property in case of downpours and flooding.

In an advisory issued to all district administration within the province, the PDMA mentioned that the pre-monsoon spell had commenced with remoted heavy rainfall in several elements of the province and the climate system was more likely to persist throughout Eid holidays, proactive preparedness by enhanced vigilance and mass consciousness was required.

It mentioned that authorities ought to take all essential measures to forestall and minimise human losses, cattle deaths, and harm to infrastructure and crops in case of heavy rains and floods throughout the interval.

The PDMA requested district administrations to activate and depute related employees members for the spherical-the-clock monitoring of the state of affairs by the emergency operation centres and assortment and sharing of the newest info with all involved.

Asks district admins to make sure proactive preparedness to minimise harm

It additionally directed civic businesses and rescue providers, together with Rescue 1122, hearth brigade and civil defence, to stay alert and have ample emergency response personnel and gear throughout Eid holidays for efficient response to any pure calamity.

The PDMA additionally directed all deputy commissioners within the province to ask folks dwelling in low-mendacity areas to train further warning and activate group-based mostly alert methods to forestall and minimise harm to property and life.

It additionally mentioned that authorities ought to restrict the entry of vacationers to picnic and vacationer spots throughout Eid days to forestall overcrowding.

“All deputy commissioners have been instructed to make sure common site visitors at picnic and vacationer locations for a clean stream of autos and forestall highway congestion throughout Eid holidays,” it mentioned.

The authority instructed civic businesses to make sure correct disposal of the waste of sacrificial animals at locations designated by the native administrations to forestall the choking of drainage methods and concrete flooding.

“In case of heavy rains as forecast, all civic businesses and district administrations ought to make sure the shares of gasoline for backup energy mills at water pumping stations in addition to the deployment of dewatering pumps to reply to flooding in cities of the province,” it mentioned.

The PDMA mentioned that below the recommendation of native administrations and regulation-enforcement businesses, the district administrations ought to limit seasonal nullah crossings, devise and replace evacuation plans for susceptible communities, and provoke well timed evacuations.

It directed deputy commissioners in all districts to situation essential directions to the related departments for the fast restoration of roads in case of obstruction and closure and deployment of emergency gear at susceptible and strategic places within the province.

“In case of any emergency, updates could kindly be shared with our Provincial Emergency Operations Centre, which is lively around the clock, by way of toll-free helpline 1700,” the authority instructed district administrations within the advisory.

Published in Dawn, June twenty ninth, 2023

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