JAN 5th, 2022
Heavy Rainfall in coastal areas of Balochistan, causing flooding in low lying areas of Gwadar & Turbat. Stagnant water accumulated posing extreme problems for local population & tourists in the areas.
Metrological Department (PMD), Gwadar recorded 57.2mm rain, with a thunderstorm in the district badly affecting the communication system. PMD said more rain is expected in the district.Other than Gwadar, Pasni received the highest rainfall of 70mm, Ormara 27mm, Kech and Jiwani 24mm, Quetta 8mm, while Khuzdar, Dalbandin, and Panjgur received 3mm rainfall.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), heavy rainfall since last two days have caused flooding in low lying areas of Gwadar and Turbat. “Stagnant water accumulated posing extreme problems for local population and tourists in these areas,” read a statement by the military’s media wing.
Army troops assisted civil administration in rescue and relief efforts including dewatering of various areas and shifting stranded people to safer places. Food and shelter provided along Coastal Highway, Pasni, Surbandar, Nigore and Jiwani areas.