As Cyclone Biparjoy nears Karachi, evacuations start

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Evacuations due to cyclone Biparjoy
Evacuations due to cyclone Biparjoy
Evacuations due to cyclone Biparjoy
Evacuations due to cyclone Biparjoy

On Monday, as cyclone Biparjoy, with gusts of 180 to 200 km/h, approached Karachi within 600 km, evacuations started.
Murad Ali Shah, the chief minister of Sindh, is visiting coastal regions as threat signals are being issued and structures that have been deemed vulnerable are being evacuated in Karachi. Additionally, fishermen have been warned against going out to sea.

Evacuations due to cyclone Biparjoy

On Monday, Karachi received a high alert, and the Sindh Building Control Authority set up an emergency control room there.
According to a statement from the SBCA, 40 structures have been categorised as outright dipilidated, while 450 properties were deemed “dangerous

SBCA said that evacuations from at-risk buildings has begun and will be completed by Monday afternoon. Officers in every district of Karachi have also been informed.

NDMA updates regarding the cyclone Biparjoy

On Monday, the National Disaster Management Authority published a video of the storm’s path, stating that it was ‘very severe’ and changing.

In addition, locals are advised not to travel on the routes that lead to the sea view because they are restricted to traffic.

Authorities predicted on Sunday that the cyclone would likely hit Sindh by June 13 in the southern and southeast. The cyclone was projected to intensify over the course of the next 24 hours, therefore the disaster management administration encouraged people to avoid coastal areas.**
In a previous set of tweets, the NDMA issued a warning that cyclones might bring about severe winds, heavy rains, and flooding in coastal areas.
The general public is asked to stay vigilant of the weather, stay away from the beach, and adhere to local authorities’ instructions in case of an emergency. Additionally, the fishers are cautioned against going into the open.

It also suggested that the relevant authorities start a local language awareness campaign to notify the populace of how the situation is changing in the wake of the cyclone. Chief meteorologist: Karachi is safe, but temperatures could rise above 40 °C.
According to chief meteorologist Sardar Sarfraz, the storm might possibly track towards the border between Pakistan and India.
It is currently 690 kilometres from Karachi’s north and 670 km from Thatta. “It is an extremely severe cyclonic storm because its intensity has increased over the last 34 to 36 hours,” he said.
He forewarned that Sajawal and Thatta’s coastlines would also be covered. “Karachi is very secure because there is no chance of a direct attack,

The top meteorologist noted that Karachi’s weather would be scorching for two to three days when the storm passed between Keti Bundar and Rann of Kutch.

“Warm winds can blow from the southeast,” he stated, concurring with the host that the temperature could rise over 40 degrees centigrade on Monday (tomorrow) due to the sea breeze being caught inside the storm as it approaches.
On the other hand, Karachi’s actual temperature on Monday was 45 degrees Celsius.
According to Syed Salman Shah, the director general of PDMA Sindh, at least 9,000 households have been requested to relocate.
Additionally, boats have been provided to transport passengers. Slum residents are also being informed, he added.

A commissioner in Karachi demands the removal of billboards.

Iqbal Memon, the commissioner of Karachi, has ordered the relevant authorities to take down all billboards from the city in light of the Arabian Sea Cyclone Biparjoy, which has grown into an exceedingly dangerous cyclonic storm.
Memon has ordered the immediate removal of all signboards from buildings and rooftops in a letter to all deputy commissioners.
Additionally, he mandated that all deputy commissioners stay active in their respective regions and take safety precautions in light of the predicted rain and strong gusts brought on by Cyclone Biparjoy.

The Sindh government adopts safety measures

Cyclone Biparjoy is posing more threats to Thatta and Badin, according to Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah. 8,000 to 9,000 families must be relocated to safer areas.

The provincial government has given deputy commissioners of three districts instructions, he noted. We have spoken with the Corps Commander in Karachi as well.

PMD issues the newest warning
The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS) “Biparjoy” over the east central Arabian Sea has further intensified, moved northward over the last 12 hours, and is now located near Latitude 18.1°N & Longitude 67.5°E, about 760 kilometers south of Karachi, 740 kilometers south of Thatta, and 840 kilometers southeast of Ormara, according to a statement released by the Met Office on Sunday.

Sea conditions are excellent near the system’s center, with maximum wave heights of 35 to 40 feet, and the highest sustained surface winds are 150 to 160 km/h with gusts to 180 km/h, it added.

The system is being helped to sustain its intensity by the favorable environmental factors (sea surface temperature of 30-32°C, little vertical wind shear, and upper-level divergence), according to the PMD.

The ESCS “BIPARJOY” is most expected to continue tracking further north until 14 June morning, at which point it will recurve northeastward and make landfall between the Indian Gujarat coast and Keti Bandar (Southeast Sindh) on 15 June afternoon as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS). The system is continuously being monitored by PMD’s cyclone warning center in Karachi, which will release updates as necessary, it was noted.

 

 

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