Arabian Sea braces for tropical cyclone
Pakistan Meteorological Department has alerted the possibility of tropical cyclone formation along Sindh’s coastline (East Arabian Sea), reported 24NewsHD TV channel Thursday
Provincial Disaster Management Authority has in a “Most Urgent” statement alarmed all the relevant deputy commissioners to take precautionary measures and to educate people of the coastal belt.
The lower depression of the air is still 1440km away from Karachi and the cyclone named ‘Toktey’ by Myanmar can become a tropical storm.
According to the Met department, a storm, due to a low-pressure area expected to build up by May 14 (tomorrow) in the Southeast Arabian Sea, may be possible by May 16 and it would be a favourable condition for tropical cyclones as well.
Following the alert, the PDMA has advised the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and deputy commissioners of the areas overseeing coastal belts across Sindh so the loss of any lives can be staved off.
“It is, therefore, requested to please take necessary precautionary measures,” said the MOST URGENT tagged press statement by PDMA. It advised all DCs and DDMA chairman.
While it said none of the Pakistani areas is under direct threat of any untoward event, it has advised the fishermen across Sindh to avoid going into the deep sea from tomorrow onwards.