The proximity of Balochistan to the Arabian Sea and the experience in the neighbouring Sindh province indicate towards potential cyclone risks in Balochistan. The following is the scenario experience of the coastal areas of Pakistan:
During the period 1971-2001, Fourteen cyclones approached coastal areas of Pakistan The cyclone of 1999 hit Sindh coast and caused serious damage in terms of lives and property in Thatta and Badin districts;
It wiped out 73 settlements, with over 75,000 houses destroyed A cyclone in 1965 killed over 1000 people in Sindh, while the most recent cyclone, which hit two districts in Southern Sindh, killed 258 and left over 600,000 affected. Killing of 11,000 cattle Economic losses were severe and cro ps and agricultural land inundated Cyclones Gonu and Yemyin 03B devastated Gwadar district plus adjoining Kech district.
Approximately 2,50,000 individuals were rendered homeless during June-July 2007.