Restoration of Flood Forecasting System Frequency urged
ISLAMABAD—National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Wednesday in a meeting called for early restoration of allocated frequency of Flood Forecasting Warning System (FFWS) Network for Nullah Lai before the onset of Monsoon season.
The meeting was attended by Chairman NDMA, Major General Asghar Nawaz and the officials from Frequency Allocation Board, Ministry of Interior and Pakistan Meteorological Department. Flood Forecasting Warning System (FFWS) is Early Warning System (EWS) installed at Lai Nullah by Pakistan Meteorological Department in 2006, said a news release issued here.
Radio Telemetry Communication installed at Lai Nullah Flood Forecasting Warning System (FFWS) Network, plays a critical role in Early Warning System against the flash flood. Pakistan Meteorological Department has reported that the frequency on which Early Warning System communication was working, that Radio Telemetry System has been allocated to NADRA for the Safe City Project due to which currently Early Warning System at Nullah Lai is non operational.
Considering it a serious matter, a number of meetings have been held between Pakistan Meteorological Department and Frequency Allocation Board and NDMA. Chairman NDMA called the head of all Frequency Allocation Board, Pakistan Meteorological Department in order to resolve the issue prior to the onset of impending Monsoon Season.