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PMD warns of another urban flooding in Karachi

PMD warns of another urban flooding in Karachi
August 25, 2020
KARACHI (92 News) - Karachi’s rainy days are not over yet as the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned another urban flooding in the metropolis. According to the reports, several areas, including Sarjani Town and Yousaf Goth, submerged due to rains wreaking havoc in the city for the last few days. Heavy rain again lashed parts of Karachi inundating low lying areas and increasing chances of urban flooding. Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Lyari, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Surjani, North Karachi, Korangi, Landhi, Defence, Manzoor Colony, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, Alfalah and other parts of Karachi are receiving moderate to heavy rain. Many key roads were flooded. Rainwater entered homes in several areas causing damages worth millions of rupees. Rescuers are using boats to help trapped in the rainwater. Overflowing gutters, mud and heaps of garbage have multiplied the problems of the people. Water accumulated in Yousaf Goth could not be drained out. Owing to the incessant rains, the anti-encroachments operation had to be postponed along the drains.
Rain lashes other parts of Sindh
Moderate to heavy rain continues to lash Karachi and others parts of Sindh. Hyderabad, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Jamshoro, Kotri, Tando Muhammad Khan, Nawabshah and other parts of Sindh are receiving showers. In Hyderabad, areas of Qasimabad and Latifabad are showing flood-like situation, rain water has paraylsed routine life as low-lying areas have been submerged with the rainwater. 13-hours continuous incessant rains caused devastation in Tharparkar, Badin and Mirpur Khas. All roads, streets and areas were inundated and rainwater entered houses and shops. Badin is facing flood-like situation due to the rain. People are waiting for help from the government.
PMD advises people to equip themselves
The PMD has advised people to equip themselves up with umbrellas and raincoats because the rains are likely to last till Thursday. “The city will receive an estimated 150mm more rain,” the department’s spokesperson said. “Heavy rainfall may generate urban flooding/water logging in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, and Badin,” the Met Office said in its advisory. It may also generate “flash flooding in hill torrents of Kalat, Khuzdar, and Lasbela during the period”.