Storms and rain in Karachi are back after a break, and while many are excited about enjoying the monsoon season, many are worried sick thinking about the usual consequences of this weather.

More heavy rains are expected in the City of Light today and tomorrow according to weather experts. Pakistan Meteorological Department’s chief meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz told Geo News shared a total of 40-50mm rain is expected.

Showers are expected to start after 3-4pm and will carry on overnight. Monsoon season is expected to continue till 30th September.

As rainwater seeps inside houses and ruins furniture, standing rainwater causes electrocution and dreadful diseases.

Keeping all the issues in consideration, Waseem Akhtar (Mayor of Karachi) declared rain emergency in all public hospitals yesterday, so that any health emergencies due to rain can be dealt with on a priority basis.

Owing to this, the medical and paramedical staff’s leaves have been canceled and they have been directed to remain on duty. The municipal services staff and works department have also been deployed in the field.

Waseem has also advised Karachiites to take the following preventive measures so that such incidents can be avoided:

  • Seal your windows with cloth/towel pieces to keep water from seeping in
  • Maintain a distance from poles, transformers, downed power lines, low-hanging power lines and trees that have fallen on power lines
  • Cancel any flights that you may have during the days’ stormy weather is expected
  • Don’t head out without an umbrella and raincoat

Do you have any other precautionary measures that work like a charm for you?

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