ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 20th july,2016) : Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has urged the citizens to adopt precautionary measures owing to current Monsoon season. The Authority has issued safety measures stating that people must keep themselves away from Electric poles, Sign boards and trees in rain and storm. It advised to avoid throwing garbage in sewerage lines and nullahs as it causes blocked that leads to inundation of the area.
It said to evacuate the abandoned and mud houses and also avoid living in under construction buildings. It also called to maintain the drainage system of roof tops and to clean the sewerage lines. PDMA instructed the residents of low-laying areas to move their important households from basements to upper floors or safer places. It also advised the masses to keep themselves protected from viral diseases which usually breakout in such season.
"Also, ensure the animals' vaccination in order to avoid the epidemics must store their food in dry places and do not rope animals with electric poles", it added. Citizens were also asked to avoid taking baths in rivers and canals. They asked people not to touch bare wires, avoid usage of electrical home appliances with faulty, bare and cracked electrical wires. PDMA suggested citizens to contact Deputy Commissioner Office (DCO), Transportation Management Office (TMO), Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) or Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) helpline number `1129' in the case of any emergency.