Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) issued severe weather even warning for the Flash Floods in vulnerable districts of Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, D.G Khan, D.I Khan, Zhob, Sibbi, Naseerabad Divisions and Kashmir for next 48-72 hours. All SPO regional offices, local partners and civil society networks remain vigilant for emerging disastrous situations in aforementioned districts.
For next 24 hours, PMD has forecasted rain thundershowers in scattered places of Punjab, Upper KP while at isolated places of north Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan. Maximum rainfall 60mm was recorded at Noorpur Thul (Khushab district) during last 24 hours. According to the media reports heavy rains at the Koh-e-Suleman mountainous range last night, flooding occurred in the rivers and nullas of Dera Ghazi Khan, Taunsa and Rajanpur, however, the details of damage are awaited so far. India released around 90 cusecs waters in River Sutlej from Ganda Singh head works that created emergency situation in Kasoor district especially for 40-45 villages of low lying area situated around the abandoned river. District authorities are evacuating the villages as water level is rising and has already touching the alarming level.
The death toll has touched the 83 mark because of monsoon spell started from 2nd of August. The total affected population is estimated 84272 across the country according the damage assessment report issued by NDMA which is inconclusive as data from Balochistan and Sindh is being gathered and yet to incorporate.
SPO distributed food packs among affected population of Fatehpur union council of tehsil Rajanpur on 8th of August 2013. 200 families benefited from the distribution and thousands are still awaiting the relief assistance as Rajanpur has been declared calamity hit district in Punjab.