Incessant downpour in Lahore breaks all rain records: Punjab CM
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On Wednesday, Punjab Chief Minister said in a statement on social media that the downpour in Lahore for last eight hours had broken all records.

According to CM Mohsin Naqvi, there is a situation of urban flooding on Lahore’s roads due to overflowing canals.

“The provincial cabinet and entire administration have been ensuring that rainwater drains,” Naqvi added. “I personally monitor relief activities and keep in touch with administration,” he said.

A continuous heavy rainfall for nine hours submerged low-lying areas in historic Lahore, flooding houses and offices. Gulbarg and Canal Road areas are submerged in rainwater.

291 millimeters of rain fell in continuous downpours for 10 hours in the city, breaking a record set 30 years ago.

“Lahore received 238mm of rain last year after receiving 256mm this year,” Commissioner Lahore Ali Randhawa said. The city of Lahore had received 288mm of rain in the year 2018.

Observed a city official, “Lahore has not experienced such intense rainfall in the last 30 years.”

WASA MD Ghufran Ahmed said the rain will stop within a few hours and the water will drain from low-lying areas of the city. The system is striving to drain out rainwater as efficiently as possible.

In an earlier report, it was reported that strong winds and heavy rain wreaked havoc in parts of the city, causing several low-lying areas to flood.

Rain disrupted electricity in parts of Lahore, with more than 200 feeders of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) tripping.