RAWALPINDI: Beginning on September 1, the flood alarm for Nullah Leh and 10 other rain drains in Rawalpindi has been cancelled as the monsoon season comes to an end.
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A representative for the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) stated that the WASA and other affected departments would continue to monitor significant drains for an additional two weeks. Fortunately, this year’s prospect of serious floods has been avoided by the city. Five flood relief camps that were set up to help people in low-lying areas have been taken down as a result.
Academic classes in the school building hosting the flood relief camps have started.
The 12 government institutions’ staff members who were on red alert from June 15 to August 31 owing to a possible flooding danger have been instructed to end their alert status. They are now back to doing their regular jobs for their respective organisations.
Residents in flood-prone communities who had been forced to leave their homes due to flood concerns are now returning after the end of the 2.5-month flood alert period.
Having previously moved their goods to neighboring, safer locations, they are now starting to move those possessions back to their homes.
Nullah Leh has historically produced severe flooding in Rawalpindi in the months of July and August.
In order to prevent potential urban flooding, the district government in Rawalpindi last month extended the flood season by one month, from August 31 to September 30.
It declared that the flood contingency plan would be in place for a considerable amount of time in Rawalpindi City and its cantonment. The renowned 111 brigade of the army remained on alert in the meantime to deal with any improbable flooding-related catastrophe.