Last Updated on 23/01/2022
ISLAMABAD: Cloud burst has created flood situations in different areas which have accumulated water in low lying areas including roads and streets.
According to Quora News, cloudburst in Islamabad caused flood situations in different areas, due to which daily life was severely affected.
A mother and son were killed when a basement on E-11 Street flooded. Kashif Yasin lived in the basement with his family. Kashif’s wife and seven-year-old son Mustafa died after being flooded by rainwater.
The flood situation affected the flow of traffic while water accumulated in low-lying areas including roads and streets. A CDA spokesman said that an operation was underway in Islamabad to resolve the flash flood-like situation.
Meteorological Department denies news regarding cloud burst:
The Meteorological Department denied reports of cloudbursts in Islamabad, saying it had already predicted recent rains. The rains have been forecast by the Meteorological Department.
When nature shows his strength, heavy rains and urban flooding situation in #E11 Islamabad Pakistan #islamabadrain pic.twitter.com/7N4lLTPr1o
— Zaman Bajwa (@ZamanBajwaa) July 28, 2021
On the other hand, heavy rains inundated Nala Lei in Rawalpindi. The water level at Kataria exceeded 21 feet due to which water entered Javed Colony and Arya Mohalla. Danger sirens were sounded while the crossing bridges at Newari, Dhok Rata were also closed. Pakistan Army and other agencies have been called in to deal with the situation.
MD Wasa Raja Shaukat said that the risk of floods in Rawalpindi has been averted due to less rainfall than in Islamabad. The Rila crossed the Nalla Lei and went to the Sawan River.
Streets in E11-2 Islamabad after #cloudburst pic.twitter.com/PqxdkhpoPM
— Maryam Nawaz (@maryamnawazkhan) July 28, 2021
In this regard, the ISPR said that due to heavy rains, the canal has gone up and water has also accumulated in E-11. Troops are assisting the civilian administration in rehabilitation and relief operations, while an emergency plan has been drawn up to deal with the flood situation.
Pakistan Army standing with Nation in difficult time, Respect ❤️🇵🇰
#cloudburst #Islamabad pic.twitter.com/NpRCC3cJdH
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