Officials said the new storm system was expected to bring strong winds and considerable rainfall to Sindh province, of which Karachi is the capital, and in neighboring Baluchistan province. More than 2,000 people in that province were being evacuated to higher ground, according to reports.
Parts of Karachi were still without electricity or drinking water two days following the storm and flooding.
RESPONSE: Church World Service in Pakistan is monitoring the situation and expects to respond to the flooding in some capacity in the coming days.
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