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Karachi takes sigh of relief as Cyclone Tauktae changes direction


Karachi: On Sunday, the Karachi elements breathed a sigh of relief after learning that the Tauktae cyclone, 1,220 kilometers away from Pakistan, had changed direction.

According to details, the speed of gusty winds in Karachi has been recorded as 100 to 120 kilometer per hour. Dust/thunderstorm-rain with few moderate to heavy falls will continue in Karachi, Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Tharparker, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot & Sanghar districts during 17- 20 May 2021.

On the other hand, Managing Director at Karachi Water and Sewerage Board has established an emergency center in the wake of possible torrential rains due to Cyclone Tauktae.

Public complaints will be received and addressed through this center. The water board MD has also directed the concerned officers to take immediate actions on the issues reported by the people.

Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had alerted all the agencies in view of the developing Cyclone Tauktae and directed to remove billboards in Karachi.

A meeting about the whirlwind was held under the auspices of the Chief Minister of Sindh, and important decisions were made at the meeting. Murad Ali Shah instructed Karachi, KMC and DMC commissioners to clean the city’s drains.

He also instructed the state assembly to be prepared to deal with any developing situation. It also warned fishermen not to venture into the deep sea between May 17 and May 20.

The Meteorological Department has already said that due to this system, there may be dusty winds and showers. From May 18th to 20th, there may be rain, thunderstorms and sandstorms in Hyderabad, Karachi, Jamshoro and Shahid Benazirabad.

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