The Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) issued a flood alert for Punjab on Thursday, one day after the unprecedented downpour inundated Lahore.
The Jhelum, Sutlej, Ravi, and Chenab rivers could see “a very high level of flood” between July 8 and July 10, according to a PDMA spokeswoman.
India would also probably dump water into the Sutlej and Ravi rivers, which could cause flooding.
The deputy commissioners of Punjab have received a high alert from the disaster management authority, which has also instructed all provincial departments to finish making preparations right now.
On the other side, Lahore continues to experience rainfall, flooding the city’s low-lying regions.
The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) spokesman claims that rain has begun in several LESCO-served districts and that Sheikhupura Circle, Nankana, and Nadran Circle have experienced particularly severe downpours.
The field staff has been placed on high alert as per the directives of LESCO Chief Executive Engineer Shahid Haider.
Additionally, the electric supply provider advised its customers to keep their children, pets, and themselves away from electrical installations during bad weather.
The management of the company also asked consumers to assist during these times by giving immediate notice of any emergencies to the LESCO team.
Urban flooding possibility in Rawalpindi
DC Rawalpindi implemented Section 144 around Nullah Leh and other large drains due to the possibility of urban flooding in the metropolis. Additionally, it is forbidden to throw any form of trash near these drains.
The letter states that the prohibition was put in place to safeguard lives and that those who violate it would face legal repercussions.
The restriction will be in effect from July 5 to July 11.
According to weather officials and rescuers, at least seven people died the day before as Lahore was battered by record-breaking heavy rain, which caused widespread urban flooding and collapsed the city’s infrastructure.
Everyone was shocked by the city becoming a massive lake due to a catastrophic 291 mm of rain in more than nine hours. The rain in Lahore was the heaviest, according to officials, in the previous 30 years.