A cloudburst caused a flood-like situation in Islamabad, said Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammed Hamza Shafqaat on Wednesday.
In an early-morning tweet, the DC Islamabad said, “Cloudburst in Islamabad has caused flooding in various areas. Teams are clearing nullahs/roads. Hopefully we will be able to clear everything in an hour”.
Cloudburst in Islamabad has caused flooding in various areas. Teams are clearing nullahs/roads. Hopefully we will be able to clear everything in an hour. Everyone is requested to plz cooperate and restricted unnecessary movement for next 2 hours.
— Office of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) July 28, 2021
Within hours, Islamabad roads were clear for traffic, announced Hamza Shafqaat.
High Alert in Rawalpindi
Overnight heavy rains in twin cities caused flooded roads and streets and high water level Nullah Lai after which civil administration sought Pakistan Army’s help in relief efforts.
The military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that Pakistan Army troops are on the roads of Rawalpindi to assist the local administration in relief and rescue activities.
“Heavy rains caused high water level in Nullah Lai and water accumulation in E 11. Army troops are busy assisting civil administration in rescue and relief efforts. Contingencies plans in place to meet any flood situation.”