Heavy rain and cloud burst caused flooding in Islamabad

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”.

Footage circulating on social media showed flood water sweeping away cars in the E-11 area of the capital.

Heavy rain and cloud burst caused flooding in Islamabad

Police officials said flooding in sector E-11 was due to “poor performance of society management” of private housing schemes, adding that there was no equipment available to deal with the situation.

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.”

If you are from Islamabad please mark yourself safe in the comment section. Stay safe and don’t drive on the flooded roads.