District administration Thatta issues cyclone warning

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Our Correspondent
Thatta

The District administration has issued a warning regarding the tropical cyclone-Tauktae and has warned fishermen against venturing into high seas here on Saturday.

The warning issued by the district administration suggested that following the impending danger of tropical cyclone vacations of all employees particularly the employees of the health department including doctors, nurses and paramedics have been canceled and are directed to remain on duty.

District Commissioner Thatta Dr. Usman Tanveer while talking to media men here on Saturday said that according to the warning issued by the met department the coastal district of Sindh that included Thatta, Sujawal and Badin were under the threat of Tauktae cyclone that was likely to intensify between 17 to 18 May.

Talking about strategy chalked out by the district administration to face the Natural disaster he said that warnings had been issued and the fishermen in the high seas had started returning ashore.

He said that Kharocharn, Keti Bunder, and Ghorabari were the most vulnerable areas of the district in the current situation.

Meanwhile, MPA Ali Hassan Zardari held a meeting with the stakeholders and head of the departments asking them to remain alert in emergency-like circumstances.

He later reviewed the arrangements made by the district administration to cater to the catastrophe.

Zardari while talking to local reporters said that in the testing time all stakeholders were on one page and were taking concerted measures to avert any imminent disaster.

As per the information provided by the Provincial Disaster Risk Management Authority and the Met department, the cyclone is at a distance of 1050 south of Indian district Gujrat, however, it can generate widespread rains and heavy winds in the coastal districts of Sindh.