Indus water level increases in Muzaffargarh
The district government once again issued a flood warning of high alert Sunday when the water in the Indus River increased to 500,000 cusec, which is likely to reach 700,000 in one or two days after the addition of torrents springing from the river in Muzaffargarh areas.
On Saturday night, evacuation notices were made in and around the city of Kot Addu by private persons.
On Sunday, Deputy Commissioner (TC) Ali Annan Qamar and MPA Ashraf Rind visited the Abbas Wala dayke, where flood waters are constantly increasing. Speaking to the media, the DC denied issuing evacuation warnings for the residents of the city of Kot Addu, calling them false.
However, he confirmed that he had issued flood warnings following a flood of the torrents that were flowing toward the river. He stated that his administration had completed the evacuation of the water belt and that the situation would remain critical till August 26.
He said the city of Kot Addu was secure. MPA Rind claimed that its PTI government had installed pile sheets along the river in the embankment of Abbas Wala, where the river was upstream. He said this project cost 1.75 billion.
In 2010, when the Abbas Wala embankment breached, 689 villages were severely flooded and most of the area had been evacuated.
Irrigation officials said that the water was rising in Abbas Wala and that if the level did not fall, the dayke could develop infiltrations that would be dangerous. The deputy commissioner visited the rescue camps and spoke to the doctors and residents of the camp. Irrigation officials said that the water was rising in Abbas Wala and that if the level did not fall, the dayke could develop infiltrations that would be dangerous. The deputy commissioner visited the rescue camps and spoke to the doctors and residents of the camp.
He said that the cotton crop in the thousands of acres of Muzaffargarh had been damaged by the rains and in this respect, an inquiry had been launched and farmers would be compensated. He stated that some families were still in the flooded areas due to their cattle heads, but that his teams were trying to evacuate them.
DPO Ahmad Nawaz Shah said he had declared checkposts on the riverine would be flooding relief camps where police officials with boats were ready to help the people.