Karachi’s DHA residents are advised to prepare for the Severe Cyclonic Storm Biparjoy!
Cyclone Biparjoy now lies 600km away from Karachi in the Arabian Sea and is likely to make its fall on Sindh’s coastal areas on Thursday.
As reported, Cyclone Biparjoy is progressing northward and will likely turn to make landfall near the Pakistan-India border on Thursday.
The cyclone will rapidly weaken after landfall but localized flooding and strong winds are still likely.
As predicted, cyclone Biparjoy is expected to make landfall on Thursday between Gujarat and Karachi with a maximum sustained wind speed of 125-135 km per hour, gusting up to 150 km per hour.
The residents of Karachi’s upscale area Defence Housing Authority (DHA), have been advised to take precautionary measures as the Arabian Sea cyclone Biparjoy moves closer to the metropolis.
The DHA administration has issued an alert to its residents and advised them to prepare for any emergency situation.
1/2— DHA Karachi Official (@DHAKarachiOfc) June 11, 2023
We advise our residents to prepare for the Severe Cyclonic Storm (SCS) " *BIPARJOY*. Please secure your basement entrance and windows to prevent storm water from damaging your house.
In an Emergency, please contact us on our helpline 1092 pic.twitter.com/RTBFQUm7ew
Preparedness is the key during cyclone storm. Stay vigilant and make sure to take above mentioned precautions to protect yourself and your community.#DHAKarachi #DHAManagement #DHAKarachi pic.twitter.com/wNJP1DZHu7— DHA Karachi Official (@DHAKarachiOfc) June 11, 2023
The advisory further stated:
- All compulsory open spaces are to be kept clear of any violations to avoid poundage or excessive water
- The drains at the main gates [of houses] should be cleared thoroughly
- Rooftops of all buildings should be kept clear of temporary/unauthorized construction and material
- Roof treatment should be carried out to prevent damage to structures
- All naked or loose electric connections should be secured
- All main holes and pipes should be cleaned
- Remove valuables from basements and groundfloors
- Keep an ample supply of food, water, medicines, and first-aid kit
- Keep candles, torches, batteries incase of outages.