The depression ARB 01 is likely to intensify into a tropical storm during the next 12 to 24 hours. (10 & 11 June 2011) The wind shear is very low and the sea temperatures are above than normal. The system is near the Gujarat coast and is moving towards North western direction at 1 knots/ hour. The affects of storm Keila will be felt in the Sindh and Makran coast by June 10 night which could further intensify on June 11, 2011.
“WARNING The sea will be rough to very rough from Friday (June 10) afternoon, especially fishermen should not go into deep-sea from Friday and should immediately return to land before Friday evening”.
Following precautions must be taken;
Before the storm, Make sure your windows are protected and your office / home is properly secured.
Store necessary food items and emergency equipments. Fill Generators with Fuel and use only essential electric appliances over Generators
Keep a keen observation on the latest movement of the storm.
During the storm, Stay inside and away from windows, skylights and glass doors. Do not go outside the house to enjoy the lashing winds.
If flooding threatens your home, turn off electricity at the main breaker.
If you lose power, turn off major appliances such as the air conditioner and water heater to reduce damage.
If the eye of the storm passes over your area, there will be a short period of calm, but at the other side of the eye, the wind speed rapidly increases to hurricane force and will come from the opposite direction, so do not go outside.
Use radio or mobile services to be fully aware of cyclone’s path.
After the storm, Do not touch fallen or low-hanging wires of any kind under any circumstances.
Stay away from puddles with wires in/near them. Do not touch trees or other objects in contact with power lines
Source : Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP)