PESHAWAR: The meteorological office has forecast rains to continue until July 28, next with the potential inundation of several areas within the province including villages situated along Indus River in Dera Ismail Khan District while the flow of water in Budhni Nullah and Kabul Rivers is expected to decrease.
Heavy rains and glacial lake outburst floods on caused flash floods in Chitral District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
According to the data of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) as of 27 July there are 32 reported fatalities with extensive damage to infrastructure including 348 houses fully damaged and 77 partially damaged. Kalash Valley, Garam Chashma, Mastooj and Torko remain inaccessible (except Kalash on foot).
Moreover, there has been extensive damage to crops and livestock, including some 741 cattle, 2,476 sheep/goats and 416 poultry that have perished.
The government agencies including district administrations and other relevant bodies are on high alert to deal with any flood situation.
As many as 74,400 bags of wheat have been deployed to Chitral (enough to support the affected population for one month) and PDMA has supplied 565 tents, 2,860 blankets, 141 plastic mats, 70 hygiene kits and approximately 330 life jackets to Chitral District.
Likewise, the district administration in Peshawar has distributed 60 food packages and 10 bags of cooked food while PDMA has supplied 50 life jackets in Peshawar District.