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PMD warns Karachi for urban flooding due to upcoming monsoon spell

PMD warns Karachi for urban flooding due to upcoming monsoon spell
July 5, 2020
KARACHI (92 News) – Karachi expected to receive rainfall with thunderstorm as Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has also warned of urban flooding during the upcoming first monsoon spell on Sunday. According to the details garnered, no arrangement and drain clearance have been done before the arrival of wet spell in Karachi. “The city authorities are facing an uphill task to clear the drains ahead of the rainy spell,” it added. Power utility, K-electric, has yet to complete earthing of electricity poles ahead of the rainfall. It is to be mentioned here that around 49 people had died by electrocution in heavy rainfall in Karachi last year. A westerly wave is expected to reach the city on Monday (tomorrow). According to the Met Office, the rainfall can start in the evening or night tomorrow. The Monsoon currents are expected to strengthen in Sindh that may generate Widespread Rain-Wind/Thundershowers in Sindh particularly Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar, Umarkot, Jamshoro and Dadu from the next week. The rainy spell likely to continue till Tuesday and few heavy falls are also expected during the period, according to the forecast. Heavy rainfalls may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin and Hyderabad on Monday and Tuesday, PMD earlier warned advising concerned authorities to take precautionary measures and remain alert during the forecast period.