Cyclone Kyarr intensifies as surge in water levels affect coastal areas
KARACHI (92 News) – The super Cyclone Kyarr intensified as the surge in water levels along Sindh’s coast from Karachi. According ot the details garnered, Karachi to Badin has resulted in water entering in Rerhi Goth, Latt Basti and Chashma Goth in Karachi and coastal settlements in Thatta and Badin districts due to high tides. The officials of rescue agencies present at the affected areas in Karachi have denied flooding situation in the area. The safety precautions are being taken to avoid any untoward situation. The emergency has been imposed in the hospitals. PMD in its advisory on Monday night said, “the Super Cyclonic Storm over East-central Arabian Sea has tracked northwestward during last 12 hours and now lay centered near Latitude 18.6°N and Longitude 64.2°E with maximum sustained surface winds of 230-240 kmph gusting 265 kmph. The cyclone centered at about 750 km southwest of Karachi and 1080 km northeast of Salalah (Oman). Kyarr is likely to move further northwestwards during next 36 hours and then turn southwestward. The met office has said there is no direct threat to any coastal area of Pakistan, but, due to exceptionally strong winds around the system’s centre and roughness in sea, low-lying islands may suffer by water intrusion due to high tides. The weather department has also predicted scattered dust storm or thunderstorm with rain in lower Sindh and along Makran Coast expected from Wednesday to Friday. The fishermen are advised not to venture in open sea till 31 Oct. According to the National Center of Meteorology of UAE, high tides were reported along the coast of Fujairah. The NCM has issued a yellow warning for residents to stay alert.