The current monsoon spell has played havoc with public and private life in AJK, Central Punjab and Gilgit Baltistan. During last 24 hours, 668mm rainfall was recorded at Plandri (AJK) and 298mm at Islamabad. According to PMD weather advisory released on 5th of September 2014, the weather system still has a potential to produce moderate to heavy intensity rainfall over northeast Punjab (Gujranwala. Lahore, Rawalpindi divisions), Kashmir and adjoining areas during next 24 hours.This may aggravate the flooding in the Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej Rivers and their tributaries.
According to NDMA, the current monsoon spell has claimed 66 lives in various districts of Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and AJK. The overall damage assessment has not been shared by any of district, national and federal authorities so far.
On the other hand, media reports are presenting different figures like 120 causalities, 150 injured and fully demolished 650 houses reported by BBC Urdu.
According to the media reports, Sialkot, Gujranwala (Wazirabad), Narowal, Qasoor, Chiniot and Gujrat have been affected badly. Sialkot and Lahore are facing urban flooding phenomenon while riverine areas of Wazirabad and Gujrat are inundated due to exceptionally high flooding in River Chenab.