Met Department Subjects Municipal Flooding Warning for Karachi
The highest volume of rainfall, 66mm, was documented at Gulshan-e-Hadeed. In the meantime, 1.1mm of rainfall was recorded in Karachi, Landhi 32mm, and Jinnah Terminal 0.6mm, according to statistics from the Met division.
Heavy Rain Smashed Bits of Karachi Yet Again on Monday
Corresponding to police and hospital representatives, on Monday, in the Sukhan area of the city, two people died while four others were wounded.
The clash happened, due to heavy rainfall at KMC flats near Bhains Colony, when the canopy of a gaming zone crumpled, injuring six persons, claims SHO Adeel.
Director Dr. Seemin Jamali, Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre Executive, stated that the wounded were taken to the hospital, where doctors declared one of them, 25-year-old Mohammad Imran, dead on arrival. She added, another patient who was bruised in the scene and brought to the provision in serious condition, also died shortly after.
The lasting four, recognized as 40-year-old Usman, 26-year-old Hamid, 30-year-old Kamran, and 55-year-old Mohammad Akbar, were admitted to the hospital for medication.
PMD cautions of further rainstorms, possibilities of urban overflowing. Earlier today, the Met department stated that another stretch of rain was anticipated in Karachi and parts of Sindh from August 24 (today) to August 26 (Wednesday), cautioning that there was a threat of urban flooding yet once again.
A weather advisory by the department said, ‘From Monday to Wednesday, rain thunderstorms, with remote heavy to very heavy falls, are probable in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparker, Nagarparker, Mirpurkhas, Islam Kot, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Sukkur, and Larkana.’
Also added, ‘Hefty rain may possibly be the source of municipal water logging in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, and Badin from Monday to Tuesday.’
The Storm Might Generate Flooding in Urban Areas of Pakistan
Rain-thundershowers with secluded heavy falls in Lasbela, Khuzdar, Awaran, Barkhan, Zhob, Musa Khel, Loralai, Kohlu, and Sibi during Monday and Tuesday was also projected by the Met organization.
It correspondingly alleged that heavy monsoon may create flash submerging in hill torrents of Kalat, Khuzdar, and Lasbela during the period.
Widespread rain/wind-thundershowers (with few heavy falls) are expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit-Baltistan from Tuesday to Thursday.
The division said, advising all concerned consultants to stay attentive, ‘Heavy rainfall may also generate inner-city inundating in various cities of Pakistan, most risky ones are Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Haripur, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Jhelum, Sialkot, Hafizabad, Sargodha, Lahore, and Faisalabad and may prompt landslides in the helpless zones of Kashmir, GB and KP.’
Met director Abdul Qayyum Bhutto forecast heavy winds and rain in the regional capital, Karachi, for the next three days, adding that the metropolis could encounter thunder and heavy rains today and tomorrow. He said, ‘There is a forecast of rain because of the system present in Sindh and Rajasthan and the moisture in the Arabian Gulf.’
He stated, adding that the state could see between 100–150mm of rain combined throughout this period, ‘There is a likelihood of urban flooding in Sindh and Karachi.’