The Municipal Council of Ghat has called on its citizens, especially those living near the valleys, to take caution after the National Meteorological Center predicted that heavy rains are expected to hit the city on Thursday.

The Council called in a statement on Wednesday, all service sectors in the city to raise the state of alert in order to deal with any emergency.

Last June, Ghat has witnessed strong floods, which resulted in casualties and caused major damage to public and private property, in the absence of any telecommunications and electricity in most areas of the municipality.