Heavy rain batters most areas in province

Published August 11, 2022
A man pulls his motorcycle in knee-deep water after it broke down at Hyder Chowk on Wednesday.—Dawn
A man pulls his motorcycle in knee-deep water after it broke down at Hyder Chowk on Wednesday.—Dawn

HYDERABAD: Another spell of heavy rain battered almost all areas in upper and lower regions of the province on Wednesday, adding to stagnant rainwater from earlier rains in streets and low-lying areas.

In Hyderabad, heavy rain lashed the city in the evening. Met office recorded 67mm of rains in the city and 70mm of rainfall in Tandojam while the airport office recorded 15mm rain that lasted for 40 minutes.

The rain inundated all main roads and low-lying areas. Most feeders of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (Hesco) tripped with the onset of the rain, which affected drainage of rainwater from sewerage facilities as all pumping stations of the Water and Sanitation Agency remained without power supply.

In Badin, heavy rain and strong winds lashed the city and its adjoining areas disrupting civic services in the evening.

The rain inundated low-lying areas, streets and roads but it also provided much-needed relief to people who were suffering from hot and humid weather for the past couple of days.

The district, which had received two spells of heavy rain, witnessed the third spell of downpour with thunderstorm inundating low-lying areas and roads.

It started raining at 6:30pm and continued for over 20 minutes with intervals in the city and adjoining towns of Tando Bago, Kadhan, Seerani, Nindo and Khoski, where heavy and moderate rain caused rain drains to overflow into nearby localities.

In Mirpurkhas, heavy rain hit the city and its outskirts areas after sunset reducing the temperature and making the weather pleasant.

The wearied citizens who had been holding protests against Hesco over loadshedding during severe heat took a sigh of relief. The rainwater accumulated on main roads and streets causing difficulties to citizens.

The heavy rain battered Dadu, Jamshoro, Nawabshah, Sanghar and Naushahro Feroze districts and the towns of Mehar, K.N. Shah, Johi, Bhan Syedabad, Sehwan, Sann, Manjhand, Kotri, Thana Bula Khan, Kazi Ahmed, Sakrand, Daur, Daulatpur, Bandhi, Jam Sahib, Shahdadpur, Jhol, Sanjhoro, Shahpur Chakar, Khadhro, Moro, Kandiaro.

Published in Dawn, August 11th, 2022

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