Extreme weather emergency declared as KP’s death toll hits 21
Statesman Report
PESHAWAR: Provincial Disaster Management Authority informed on Sunday that 21 people were killed while 47 injured during the current spell in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The official informed that 87 houses were partially damaged while 11 were reported completely damaged, reports APP.
The provincial government on Sunday declared week-ling Extreme Weather Emergency as torrential rains wreak havoc across the province.
In order to provide shelter and food to the citizens during the cold wave, expected to continue for the next seven days, the provincial government invoked power under Section 16(A)(i) of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Act 2010 to declare weather emergency from March 7 to 14.
During the emergency, the deputy commissioners have been instructed to reactivate temporary Panagah i.e. shelter homes in areas hit by torrential rains, heavy snow and a drop in temperature.
Those at the shelter homes will be provided breakfast and dinner, while those who lost their houses will be given cooked food three times a day. The government has authorised “Rs100 for each breakfast and Rs200 for dinner” as fit charge of the “Relief Account with the deputy commissioners”.