According to data supplied by Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, 119 people perished the previous day. It increased the total number of fatalities from the disaster to 1,033. The monsoon floods are still causing havoc there. The Pakistan authorities have reported four deaths to date in Balochistan, while six persons have lost their lives in Gilgit Baltistan. At the same time, 31 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 76 reported from Sindh reported on Saturday.
At least 110 districts in Pakistan have been devastated by floods as a result of the persistent heavy rain, which has affected more than 33 million people. Geo News reports 72 disaster-affected districts. The nation has been struggling with its most significant natural disaster in more than ten years.
Approximately 949,858 dwellings have been demolished, with 287,412 completely destroyed and 662,446 partially damaged. Additionally, over 700,000 animals have perished as a result of floods.
The Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) of Pakistan issued a warning on Saturday. It alarmed for very high and above-level flooding in the River Kabul near Nowshera for 24 hours. Flood levels are also very high on the Indus near Kalabagh and Chashma.
Municipal and city administrations, PDMAs, DDMAs, and affected ministries and departments must maintain a high alert level to speed response times. The agency has also urged all civic organizations, rescue services, and organizations such as Rescue 1122, the Fire Brigade, Ambulance, and Civil Defense to maintain vigilance and ensure that personnel and equipment are available in high-risk locations throughout the anticipated period.
As per Evacuation Plans, the advisory said the timely evacuation of the at-risk population from low-lying / flood-prone areas and ensure availability of shelters, food, and medicines in those shelter camps.
Sugarcane and cotton harvests in the provinces of Sindh and Punjab have been completely destroyed, although onion, tomato, and Kharif chilli crops have only suffered minor damage.The loss of cotton harvests alone is estimated at $2.6 billion. According to experts, Pakistan’s exports of sugar and textiles may decline by $1 billion.
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