Pakistan lacks modern flood warning system

Every year, urban flooding in the cities and flash floods in the mountainous areas cause huge loss of life and properties during the monsoon season

Aug 30, 2020
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Every year, urban flooding in the cities and flash floods in the mountainous areas cause huge loss of life and properties during the monsoon season. However, the country has neither an effective telemetry system nor modern weather forecast radars for timely prediction of flooding.

“The country still does not have an effective aviation system to deal with flood disasters and other catastrophes,” the National Monsoon Contingency Plan 2020 compiled by the Natural Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) revealed.

According to the plan, Pakistan has a medium and long term forecast system capable of accurately predicting the weather for a period of only 7 to 15 days while the seasonal weather forecast accuracy rate is also not more than 65-70%.


https://tribune.com.pk/story/2261759/pakistan-lacks-modern-flood-warning-system

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