Cyclone Kyarr has started to cause havoc in Karachi as it has intensified into a super cyclonic storm during the past 12 hours, resulting in the rise of seal level of metropolis coastal belt. Reportedly the water has entered the city at various points.
However, according to the Met department to the none of the Pakistan coastal area is under direct threat from this system, but the effects have started to submerge.
Apart from Ibrahim Hyderi, DHA Golf Club and Karachi Boat Club have also been inundated by water due to the rising sea level.
According to the Golf Club’s Captain Colonel (retd) Zahid Iqbal, around 500 to 600 meters of the course has been inundated and rendered up to 600m of the field unfit to host play. The golf club’s holes’ numbers 6, 7 and 8 have been flooded.
Seawater has also entered into the Karachi Boat Club, affecting the parking area of the club. According to Sources authorities have been busy clearing the water and, so far, no damage was caused to the boats.
As being reported, water had started entering Ibrahim Hyderi locality of the city on Sunday night. Near about 185 houses were affected and more than 500 people have been evacuated so far.
The water level is also rising at the Hawkes Bay area as well.
According to Met department’s statement issued on Sunday, “The Super Cyclonic Storm over East-central Arabian Sea has moved further west-northwestward during last 12 hours and now lay centered at 0800 PST of 28th October, 2019 near Lat 18.3°N and Long 65.2°E with maximum sustained surface winds of 230-240 km ph gusting 265 km ph, at about 745 km southwest of Karachi and 1180 km east of Salalah (Oman)”.
“The Super Storm Kyarr is likely to move further northwestwards towards Oman coast during the next few days. Currently, none of the Pakistan coastal area is under direct threat from this system. However, under its influence scattered DS/TS-rain is expected in lower Sindh and along Makran Coast during Wednesday-Friday”, it further added.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into the deep sea from today.