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Gwadar Emergency Declared After Unprecedented Rainfall In Balochistan

Gwadar Emergency Declared After Unprecedented Rainfall In Balochistan

Extensive flooding in the southwestern coastal region of Balochistan resulted in the evacuation of residents from waterlogged homes, the collapse of roads, and the closure of schools and essential services.

The unprecedented rainfall compelled provincial authorities to announce an official state of emergency in Gwadar, Ormara, and surrounding areas.

Read more: Gwadar Submerged After 14-Hour Rainfall In Balochistan

Gwadar and other Balochistan regions experienced the most substantial rainfall since 2010, when heavy rains, triggered by a cyclone, inundated the area. Gwadar’s coastal district received over 100mm of rainfall in a single day, marking a significant event. Fortunately, no casualties have been reported from the rain-affected areas.

The deluge created chaos in Gwadar, Kech district, and other localities, disrupting normal life and traffic on the Coastal Highway.

Gwadar Deputy Commissioner Aurangzeb Badini, along with other officials, visited the affected areas and initiated rescue and relief efforts to address the urgent needs of the affected population.

The Meteorological Office had previously forecasted the arrival of a westerly wave in Balochistan, expected to impact the upper parts of the country on February 26th.

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