People died counts to 8, more rain to be expected
As storms and heavy rain continue to batter parts of Punjab, causing flooding and property damage, eight people have died. The city of Lahore has been severely affected, and the day is predicted to be cloudy with intermittent rain.
Unfortunately, the extreme rainfall in Lahore resulted in the deaths of two young men. A 12-year-old child died close to Thokar Niaz Baig, while a 17-year-old boy died under the Do Moria Pull. Ratafia Haider, the Lahore Appointee Magistrate, has taken note of the deaths and urged locals to keep children away from the water to prevent further accidents.
Three people, including two children and a woman, died due to the collapse of three run-down homes in Mansehra due to a heavy downpour. In addition, the incident resulted in the harm of four people. Phalia also had difficulties when the top of a home collapsed, saving one life and harming another.
Due to the precipitation, Lahore's significant streets and low-lying areas have been reduced, creating hazardous travel conditions. Some areas have specific high precipitation levels, including Gulshan-e-Ravi, Tajpura, Lakshmi Chowk, Nishtar Town, Pani wala Talab, Johar Town, Qartaba Chowk, Iqbal Town, Mughalpura, Upper Shopping Center, and Samanabad.
Metropolitan flooding in Lahore is risky because the downpour is predicted to last almost three hours. Professionals are on full alert, and Punjab's Central Clergyman has urged that water be quickly wasted in low-lying areas. The organization uses all available tools and resources to deal with the situation on a crisis basis.
Additionally, the prolonged deluge has disrupted the electricity grid. Numerous areas lack electricity due to more than 70 Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) feeder failures. When it's raining, LESCO has urged people to stay away from electrical companies and to avoid building anything near high-voltage electrical lines and transformers.
In addition to Lahore, other parts of Punjab have also seen significant precipitation. The Trimmu Blast and Marala Torrent Sialkot stream have been widened by the Chenab Stream, which receives water from India. The Ravi Stream and Sutlej Stream continue to receive water from India, raising concerns about potential flooding.
Additionally, heavy rainfall and showers have been reported in several parts of the nation. After experiencing nonstop rain for four days, Azad Jammu and Kashmir had to close access roads and deal with flooded canals and channels. The affected areas also include parts of Nankana Sahib, Sharaqpur Sharif, Shakargarh, Pakpattan, Dadu, Daska, Narowal, Deepalpur, Pattoki, Ghanche, Ghizer, Renala Khurd, and Muzaffarabad.
Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in Lower Chitral, damaging stores, studios, and administrative facilities. Wind turbines, steers, barns, roadways, and scaffolds have all been submerged by floodwater. Residents of the Chitral River are being forced to evacuate to safer areas due to a significantly increased flood.
To lessen the impact of climate-related catastrophes, experts and residents should exercise caution and safety when rain falls.