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NDMA issues urban flooding warning for Karachi and Hyderabad

NDMA has advised PDMAs and Local Administration to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate measures to safeguard the population at-risk.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday issued an urban flooding warning for Karachi, Hyderabad and other low-lying areas of Sindh in light of expected heavy rains across the province.

Within the next 12 to 24 hours, scattered rainfall, windstorms, and thunderstorms are expected in Kashmore, Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Umerkot, Badin, Mithi, Tharparkar, and adjacent areas.

The heavy downpour could result in localised urban flooding and medium-level overflows in nullahs putting the people living in low-lying areas at risk, as per the NDMA.

In the wake of heavy rains, NDMA has advised the provincial disaster management departments and local administrations to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate measures to safeguard the population at risk.

Furthermore, communities at risk are also advised to follow instructions from local authorities.

The authority urged the public to download NDMA’s ‘Pak NDMA Disaster Alert’ mobile app for timely disaster alerts, guidelines and precautionary measures.

Saman Siddiqui

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