Karachi is bracing for a thunderstorm today (Thursday) linked to Cyclone Gulab, which is 2300 km far in the Bay of Bengal, due to which there is a fear of urban flooding. Since last night, #CycloneGulab has been trending on Twitter. The storm may last from the 30th of September to the 1st of October.
After last year’s disastrous thunderstorms and rain, following numerous casualties, authorities have been alerted by CM Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, to take necessary measures to protect the citizens.
In a tweet, Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui wrote, “CM Sindh has assigned duties to Ministers for districts expected to receive heavy rain. Karachi duties have been assigned to Mukesh Chawla South, Saeed Ghani East, Taimur Talpur Korangi, Shehla Raza Central, Sajid Jokhio Malir, Liaqat Askani Keamari & Waqar Mehdi West.”
CM Sindh has assigned duties to Ministers for districts expected to receive heavy rain. For Karachi duties have been assigned to Mukesh Chawla South, Saeed Ghani East, Taimur Talpur Korangi, Shehla Raza Central, Sajid Jokhio Malir, Liaqat Askani Keamari & Waqar Mehdi West
— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) September 29, 2021
Last year, a whopping 484 mm of rain had fallen in August, leading to irreparable structural damages. There were power outages, people were stranded in their offices, relocated to temporary locations, and needed food and clean drinking water. Some also went missing and were found later, while some died of electrocution.
This time, there will be heavy rain and winds blowing between 50 to 70 km, so we must prepare accordingly:
In Karachi’s DHA area, private homes were flooded with water reaching the level of the knee. Many on social media are alerting fellow citizens of what may lie ahead of us. There will likely be power outages again, so make sure to charge all your power banks, chargeable lights and devices today.
Get necessary medicines, food, and prepare a first-aid box. Get your vehicle and generator fuel tanks full. You may also keep your ground and roof water tank full at home. Get your mobile packages for prepaid sims and park your vehicle in the highest area possible.
Karachi Rain Relief: Emergency Numbers & Organizations to Donate to for Help. Read the full story here:
Our city of lights is in danger, and we need to come together in saving it! The urban flooding in Karachi has destroyed slums, colonies, and more than 1000 houses in the city, with more than 90 killed in the most terrifying rains Karachi has ever witnessed. What is being shown on the internet is only a percentage of the actual damage that has been caused.
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