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Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ likely to hit coastal belt, people advised to be cautioned

By: Sawan Khaskheli
BADIN: The very severe cyclone storm “Biparjoy” likely to hit the coastal belt of district Badin and others district including Suajwal & Thatta.
Around 50 thousand population including their livestock and agriculture standing on thousands of acrs might be affected.
The Deputy Commissioner Badin, Agha Shahnawaz Khan has directed to the authorities concerned and head of different department to be on high alert as it can cause flooding, particularly in the low-lying areas of rural and urban among other damages.
It also advised fishermen not to venture out to the sea till June 15 advising the fishermen to avoid venturing to the open sea from June 12, as the conditions in the Arabian Sea might prove hazardous for fishing due to the storm and high.
The cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ likely to intensify into ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ 740 km away south of district directed toward the coastal belt of Badin and others districts of Sindh. Maximum sustained surface winds are 130-140km per hour and gusts 150km per hour around the system center when sea conditions are phenomenal around the system center with maximum wave height 30 to 35 feet.”
Meanwhile, presiding an important meeting, Najeeb-Rehman Jamali, ADC-I Badin said that rain accompanied thunder was expected on the coastal belt and district administration was trying to take all possible efforts to reduce the effects of the cyclone on the people of the district. District administration Badin also coordinating with all key stakeholders to be alert and put their sincere efforts to take the task.
Other hand according to the sources, the lives of hundreds of fishermen, who have on trial of fishing in the deep-sea areas on stake who still couldn’t return safe to their homes and Govt has issued advisory to return back soon as possible.
Other hand, people of the district were of the point of the view of the Govt fails to take solid effort could lead the unbearable losses and damages meanwhile district administration Badin has also issue d high alert and directed to all concerned department to be alert and active to cope up any untoward situation created by the cyclone.

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