ISLAMABAD: Urban flooding today caused by cloudburst wreaked havoc in Islamabad.
Later, the DC announced that the Islamabad roads were clear for traffic.Videos from Islamabad’s sectors E-11 and D-12 show cars floating in gushing waters after heavy rains that lashed the federal capital and Rawalpindi for hours.
The twin cities received the highest rains during the current monsoon season.Sources in the Pakistan Meteorological Department said that some areas in Islamabad received up to 330mm of rain in the last few hours.
Pakistan Army troops were deployed in Rawalpindi after the local government sought the military’s help following incessant rains that triggered a high flood in Nullah Lai.
“Heavy rains caused high water level in Nullah Lai and water accumulation in E 11, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement.
It said that army troops are busy in assisting civil administration in rescue and relief efforts.
“Contingency plans are in place to meet any flood situation.”
Earlier, a spokesperson of the National Disaster and Management Authority said that after heavy rains in Rawalpindi and the danger of possible flooding in Nullah Lai, local administration and emergency services were alerted to deal with any emergencies.