PDMA predicts over 100% increase in monsoon rains

KARACHI: Sindh Provencal Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Director General DG Salman Shah warned the concerned departments, Karachi Commissioner, KMC, KDA, and other organizations to prepare and ensure emergency plans as the port city is expected to witness more than 100 percent of monsoon rains in July to August.

A meeting of concerned institutions was hled under the chairmanship of Commissioner Karachi in which PDMA DG Salman Shah warned the concerned departments, according to a statement on Sunday. “100% more rains are expected from July to August this year,” Salman Shah said.

“There are a total of 198 slope areas in Karachi out of which 29 are sensitive,” PDMA said. Karachi Commissioner instructed the agencies to make contingency plans given the heavy rains in the port city. “Prepare emergency plans for KMC, KDA, TMSE, and others,” the Karachi Commissioner said.

Karachi Commissioner said if concerned institutions would not be prepared then the city might suffer a huge loss.

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