High Level Flooding Threat Imminent in Chiniot

CHINIOT, August 29 (Online Int’l): The threat of high level flooding looms large in Chiniot as River Chenab in Chiniot is in full flow.

250,000 cusecs of flood water is passing under River Chenab Bridge. The water has entered in various low-lying areas near River Chenab. The District Administration has placed the relevant departments on high alert.

According to the Deputy Commissioner Office, 245,347 cusecs of water is passing through Chiniot and will start decreasing. The flood water has reached near the city and people are shifting to safe places. It will start flowing from the area of District Jhang and the flow of water is increasing in Tehsil Bhawana. The Tehsil Administration is fully alert.

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The flood water has entered in the low lying areas Moza Burj Babul, Dhamri, Babu Rai Kot and Ameer Shah and there is a chance of damaging of the crops of rice, millet and corn. Related departments have been directed to take steps to deal with the flood situation. Police and Pak Army are not only saving people from flood water and shifting them to safe places but also providing food to them.

The Deputy Commissioner has declared an emergency throughout the district and in government schools near the river. Army troops have reached Chiniot to deal with any emergency. Sailing and swimming have been banned on River Chenab.

On the other side Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Riaz has appealed to the people who live near River Chenab to shift to a safe location.

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