Cyclone Biparjoy continues to advance towards the coasts of Sindh as it’s at a distance of 300 km southwest of Katy Bandar, 350 km south of Karachi and 360 km south of Thatta. The cyclone will move north-eastwards on June 15 afternoon and pass over Katy Bandar and Indian Gujarat. Heavy rains are expected from today till Friday in different cities of Sindh, including Karachi.
The fishermen told they witnessed a severe upheaval in the sea on their return. The Met Office has said there is a possibility of heavy rain and strong winds across the province as a result of the storm,
Vulnerable Areas & Evacuation Process
Around 13,000 population of Katy Bandar is in danger, and so far 3,000 people were transferred to a safe place last night. Similarly, 5,000 residents of Ghorbadari, 2,500 of Badin, 5,000 of Shah Bandar, 1,300 of Kharo Chan and 10,000 of Jati are under threat of cyclone Biparjoy.
The evacuation process has been in progress and thousands of people were moved to safe places. Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had ordered the Deputy Commissioners of respected areas to carry out the moving process.
How to Stay Safe
The Sindh government and Defence Housing Authority have released the safety measures that should be taken to stay safe from the cyclone.
- Use sandbags to form temporary walls
- Keep all compulsory open spaces clear of any obstructions
- Clean the drains at the main gates
- Clear temporary/unauthorised construction and material from Rooftops of all buildings
- Secure any naked or loose electric connections
- Clean manholes and pipelines
In case anyone is indoors during the cyclone:
- Keep electrical mains and gas supply switched off
- Shut all doors and windows
- Keep a safety check on children in the house
In case anyone is outdoors during the cyclone:
- Don’t take shelter in any damaged building
- Look for a safe shelter
- Be careful of broken electric wires, sharp objects and poles