ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast further rains in Karachi from August 6–9. This is because the city has yet to recover from the devastation caused by the previous monsoon.
Sherry Rehman, the federal minister for climate change, alerted Karachi residents via Twitter of the impending rainstorm.
“More rain predicted for Karachi from August 6th-9th,” the minister said.
More rain predicted for Karachi from August 6th-9th. In a fresh forecast issued today,the Met office also cautioned that heavy falls may generate water-logging in low-lying areas of Karachi, Badin,Thatta, Sujawal,Tando Muhammad khan,Tando Allayar, Dadu,Jamshoro Kambar Shahdadkot
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) August 2, 2022
The Met Office warned that heavy rains could cause water logging in low-lying districts of Karachi, Badin, Thatta, Sujawal, Tando Muhammad khan, Tando Allayar, Dadu, and Jamshoro Kambar Shahdadkot in a new forecast released today, Rehman continued.
According to the PMD’s monsoon weather forecast for this month, moderately intense monsoon currents are predicted to approach eastern Sindh on the evening of August 4 and the morning of August 5.
Additionally, the alert urged all relevant authorities and parties to take all essential precautions, such as:
- Ensure early warning mechanism for evacuation of vulnerable populations in areas/districts in case of flash flooding
- Ensure availability of dewatering machines and the staff during rainfall
- Improve coordination with emergency services, also with various line departments
- Ensure provision of water and necessary emergency medicines to the general public during emergency
- Stockpile necessary relief/medicine stores especially in affected areas
- Keeping the machinery on standby for plugging in breeches to drainage network/canals
- Emergency services and ambulances with trained paramedics to remain available round the clock.