More than the cyclone
, a heat wave can be extremely detrimental to the lives of the people in coastal Sindh, particularly those below the poverty line who do not have access to resources to keep themselves cool in this unbearable heat.
On the other hand, there is no threat imminent from Cyclone
Vayu for Karachi's coast for the time being; however, the metropolis' maritime boundary may experience flooding and waves can go as high as 12 feet.
However, as the intensity of the tropical cyclone
is expected to persist in the next 24 hours, heatwave will continue in Karachi in the coming few days.
In a press release, Western Railways had said, "Various safety and security precautions are also being taken by Western Railway for train passengers of these cyclone
prone areas under the jurisdiction of Western Railways i.e.
Warning center added that the tropical cyclone
does not pose any threat to the coastal areas of Karachi, but fishermen have been warned to stay away from the sea for at least the next 36 hours.
This heat is the source of energy for cyclone
formation and the ocean waters is the source of moisture.
They stated that over 1,000 health facilities and nearly 5,800 schools suffered damage due to the cyclone
, and Puri saw extensive damage.
Statistics in Bangladesh show cyclone
losses have successively been lowered with developing disaster management, media awareness, meteorological capacity buildup and evacuation and rescue operations.
As of Saturday morning, less than 10 deaths were reported from the 175-kmph cyclone
that made landfall in Odisha on Friday.
The Tropical Cyclone
Kenneth made landfall between Macomia and Quissanga killing three people on the Grand Comore Island injuring scores of others and leaving thousands displaced.
THE death toll from Cyclone
Kenneth in northern Mozambique has risen to 38, as flooding and pounding rains hampered efforts to deliver aid to badly hit communities several days after the storm.