Emergency in all hospitals in coastal areas as cyclone 'Kyarr' moves further
KARACHI (92 News) – Emergency has been declared in all hospitals along coastal areas as cyclone 'Kyarr' moved further on Monday. Hawks Bay Road has been closed due to an increase in water. Water has entered coastal residential areas and DHA Golf Club. Meanwhile, Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar has declared an emergency in Metropolitan Corporation. All the staffers of Fire Brigade, Municipal Services, City Wardens and Rescue will be on duty. On the other hand, five villages have been inundated due to breakage of a sea dyke in Thattha. Cyclone waves are hitting the roads in Gwadar and Pisni. Water has entered homes in Karachi’s Ibrahim Hyderi, Rehri Goth and Lath Basti as meteorologists said Cyclonic Storm Kyarr would not hit the city. Owing to water, the roads are looking like pounds. Meanwhile, the residents are draining the water from their houses on behalf of themselves. It was also reported that most of the water has been drained from houses and stressed that there was no flood. Strong winds pushed sea water into the houses. According to a press release issued by the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the super cyclonic storm over Arabian Sea has moved further west-northwestward during last 12 hours and now lay centered at 8pm of October 28, 2019 near Lat 18.3°N and Long 65.2°E with maximum sustained surface winds of 230-240 kmph gusting 265 kmph, at about 745 km southwest of Karachi and 1180 km east of Salalah (Oman). The storm is likely to move further northwestwards towards Oman coast during next few days. Currently, none of the Pakistan coastal area is under direct threat from this system. However, under its influence scattered DS/TS-rain is expected in lower Sindh and along Makran coast during Wednesday-Friday. Fishermen are advised not to venture in deep sea from Monday.