Severe Downpours Triggered Urban Flooding
On Sunday, severe downpours across the nation triggered urban flooding in major cities, flash floods in hilly areas, and the risk of inundation of numerous villages. Six people died as a result of the downpour, three of them were in Karachi.
The Sindh chief minister ordered a holiday in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions on Monday (today) in order to “meet the emergency-like scenario” caused by extreme rainfall in the province, particularly in the provincial capital, in an effort to lessen the effects of the downpour.
Three People Died From Electrocution And Urban Flooding
Three people died from electrocution and urban flooding spread over Karachi during a record downpour that reached up to 142 millimetres, leaving the city still suffering from the last spell that had rendered living in the area impossible.
A torrential rainstorm that caused flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resulted in the deaths of two people and the injury of ten others (one each in Dera Ismail Khan and Lower Dir), while a kid was killed in Lahore in a rain-related event.
Shehbaz Sharif Ordered NDMA To Support The Provincial Governments
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to support the provincial governments and the relevant departments after residents from outlying areas criticised the indifference of government officials, according to a press release from the PM’s Office media wing.
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According to a statement, the prime minister asked the elected officials to “supervise the rescue and relief actions started by the appropriate authorities.”
Karachi Suffered The Most Because Of Continuous Downpour
In Sindh, Karachi suffered the most because of the evening’s continuous downpour, which turned the city’s streets and main thoroughfares into canals.
Due to the anticipated rain, exams scheduled for Monday (today) were also cancelled by Karachi University and the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi. Many underpasses in Karachi remained underwater and inaccessible to vehicular traffic.
Surjani Town And Manghopir Communities Were Alarmed
Similar to how Surjani Town and Manghopir communities were alarmed by a Hub Canal break.
Most of Hyderabad was shut down by a torrential downpour. The rain began on Sunday morning and sporadically persisted till 7:30 pm. The Met department issued a rain forecast as dense clouds hid the city’s sky.
A second downpour that lasted for more than an hour was terrible since it stopped all activity and forced marketplaces to close owing to urban flooding. A fabric vendor named Mohammad Fahim remarked, “Our entire market was closed after heavy rain started around 4 pm on Sunday.”