MIRPUR: District and Tehsil level flood emergency warning centers-cum-flood control rooms have been set- up in all districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in order to deal with any eventuality following the just-started torrential rains and subsequent impending flood ravages in various parts of AJK particularly in the low-lying parts of the state during the monsoon, said official sources.
The sources told APP here that the district-level emergency flood warning center were established under the supervision of the Deputy Commissioners (DC) in all Ten districts of AJK.
With the required staff, these centers will function round the clock for making immediate necessary safety steps in case of emergency in any part of the concerned district.
The warning centers cum control rooms will function round the clock to
monitor and assess impending floods hazards besides getting alert to receive early warning from the higher authorities monitoring the flood situation in
Pakistan – for immediate onward transmission to the population dwelling in the low-lying areas including those residing close to the Mangla lake as well as the seasonal nullahs and the rivers passing through the district.
The district-level emergency centers could be contacted through the official telephone Nos. at the D.C offices throughout AJK for any assistance.
Similarly the Mirpur tehsil level emergency cell could be approached through telephones at Assistant Commissioner office at all sub divisional
headquarters where tehsil-level emergency center could be contacted through
telephone if needed round the clock, he declared.
People across AJK may contact the concerned emergency centers of their concerned district to inquire about the forecast of the impending flood as well as in case of any emergent situation following the impending flood ravages during the monsoon rains to deal with any untoward situation immediately.