MULTAN - The wind and thunderstorm that struck entire South Punjab region on Tuesday further added to the miseries of flood affectees as it took away their makeshift shelters and other belongings, leaving many injured. Reports received from flooded areas like Mahmood Kot, Ullorid and Thatha Gurmani disclosed that the windstorm continued till late Tuesday night and deprived a large number of flood affectees of shelter. Over nine months have past since the flood hit these areas, but the poor affectees are still without proper shelter. The government has done nothing except making tall claims. Even second instalment of Watan Card is not released as yet, lamented Khalida Nadeem of Patan Development Organization. She claimed that the damage caused by the storm would have been much lesser, had the government reconstructed the flood-stricken areas. The 2010 flash floods, the worst-ever in countrys history, killed at least 1,985 citizens besides displacing over 20 million from their homes. The National Disaster Management Authority says that the flood not only damaged 1,744,471 houses but also ruined 2,244,644 hectare cropped area, depriving the victims of shelter, food and source of income altogether. Murtaza Mangana, a representative of Tehrik Bahali-e-Sailab Zadgan (Movement for Rehabilitation of Flood Affectees), told this scribe that the makeshift shelters and tents given by different NGOs and donor countries could not resist the force of storm and were uprooted. Dozens of people including women and children have received injuries. They were asleep in their tents or under other shelters when the storm struck, leaving them highly vulnerable to the natural disaster, he added. He demanded of the government to take notice of delay in release of second instalment of Watan Cards. If the second instalment is released, well be able to get our homes constructed otherwise a large portion of population will remain exposed to tough weather, he added.