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Weather Alert

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.

Precautions Needed
“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)

Its coming again . . .

Or is it? This pic taken 20 min back shows black coulds over Gulshan side.

Karachi – After Monsoon hide and seek


Karachi – Lashed out by heavy showers

Cyclone Phet seems to start making its impact as its raining like hell in Karachi right now. I borrowed the title from GEO and they are right. Looks like Karachi is actually being lashed out heavily for last few hours now. Only in morning we shall see the extent of damanges. According to met officials, most parts ofcity will continue be lashed out by rain in torrents for some days encountering strong winds inflicted by thunderstorm. Lord keep all safe.
[image: digitaljournal]

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Night talk with KESC

In these two days I never got bored of rain but yes I got bored of swings, the radio the only survival thing, online fb application on mobile which would never work properly and loss of internet/electricity. So all I did was dial 118.

Whenever I would I wake up at the middle of the night, I would dial non-stop until I get through. It was anti-depressant for me. I would wait for 3 minutes and listen the horrible music. Then the operator came and gave the same answer, “we are very sorry, we are working on it” and the very special, every time, “it would take three to four hours”

I mean it was like different parrots being ratafied the same line. So when I was really frustrated I said ‘Shame on you’ to one representative. At the height of my frustration this came up:

Me: “Kab se phone kar raha hun it been more than 30 hours har teen ghante ke baad phone karta hun and you people say EXPECTED HAI teen aur ghante lagey ge. Kia sab ne rata laga rakha hai”
Representative: “We are trying, baarish hai es liye problem horaha hai”
Me: “Baarish kab se ruki huwi hai, aap log ne kia teen ghante teen ghante laga rakha hai” :p
Representative: “Mazrat ke saath aap ko thora aur wait karna parega”
Me: “Kab tak light aaigi”
Representative: “Bas thori aur dair intezaar karey” (She didn’t even dare to say three hours =p)
Me: “Kitna aur intezaar, teen ghantey” =D

and then few hours later

Me: “Light kab aayegi”
Representative: “Expected hai teen ghante lageinge”
Me: “Itne ghante hogaye, aap ne bas teen ghante ki ratt laga ke rakhi hai. Lagta hai sab bhete huwe hain aise hi, ke teen ghante khatam hi nahi hote abhi 30 se uper ghante hochuke hain”
Representative: kind of crying, complaining tone “Sir kia karein try kar rahe hain, itni problems hain. gadiyan(vehicles) nikalti hain aur phir log pathar maarte hain aur….. koshish jaari hai”

These guys seriously know their stuff =p

Btw it took 40 hours for electricity to resume at our place.. duh!

Another btw the amount saved for bills on these 40 hours have been compensated on the calls.

If you have heard the song ‘Piya tu’ from movie Don, replace Piya with ‘Light’ and Mona with ‘Kesc Not’ and it would fit the whole mess perfectly. Try it.

Finally it looks like it would rain !

The clouds are hear and it looks like we are finally in for a thunder storm in Karachi… lets just hope the drains in the city works well this year which I am sure they will and we will have a lot of fun this year

So Ladies and gentlemen Brace your self for some serious rains in Karachi

Ouh La La, It’s Raining!

 The skies were fairly clear with a few clouds dotting the blue, after sunset a few more clouds united over the city to shower it with a bit of a sudden rain, enough to soak me dripping wet in just three minutes that how long the first shower spell lasted and now after an hour or so a light drizzle has again started. It looks like the prediction of rain in the city for coming Friday by the metrological department is coming true a bit too early as the scattered showers have started already.

the downpour

last night our city was blessed with teeny weeny bit of rain, and just as I was about to write about it, I was blessed with (lack of) power. but I guess it was a blessing in disguise cause ITS POURING right now!

woohoo! :)

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