List of floods in Pakistan

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The following is a list of major flood events in Pakistan.

Damage caused by the floods of 2010
  • In 2003, Sindh province was badly affected when above normal monsoon rainfall caused flooding in the province; urban flooding also hit Karachi where two days of rainfall of 284.5 millimetres (11.20 in) created havoc in the city, while Thatta district was the worst hit where 404 millimetres (15.9 in) rainfall caused flash floods in the district. At least 484 people died and some 4,476 villages in the province were affected.[1][2][3]
  • In 2007, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and coastal Balochistan were badly affected due to monsoon rainfall. Sindh and coastal Balochistan were affected by Cyclone Yemyin in June and then torrential rains in July and August, while Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa was affected by melting glaciers and heavy rainfall in July and August. At least 130 people died and 2,000 were displaced in Khyber-Pakhtunkwain in July and 22 people died in August, while 815 people died in Balochistan and Sindh due to flash floods.[4]
  • In September 2011, at least 361 people were killed, some 5.3 million people and 1.2 million homes affected as well 1.7 million acres of arable land inundated when massive floods swept across the province of Sindh as a result of monsoon rains (see 2011 Sindh floods).[7]
  • In September 2012, more than 100 people died, and thousands of homes destroyed, with thousands of acres of arable land affected when intense rainfall battered Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Southern Punjab and Upper Sindh. As a result of monsoon rains (see 2012 Pakistan Floods).[8]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Islamic Relief Worldwide: Where We Work". Islamic-relief.com. 2009-10-24. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
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  4. ^ http://www.dartmouth.edu/~floods/Archives/2007sum.htm
  5. ^ "Floods in Pakistan worse than tsunami, Haiti". Gulfnews. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Pakistan Floods:The Deluge of Disaster - Facts & Figures as of 15 September 2010 | ReliefWeb". Reliefweb.int. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  7. ^ "Floods worsen, 270 killed: officials". The Express Tribune. 13 September 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Floods triggered by downpour wreak widespread devastation". Dawn.Com. 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  9. ^ Retrieved 13 september 2014, Heavy monsoon rains kill over 40 in Pakistan http://tribune.com.pk/story/757750/heavy-monsoon-rains-kill-over-30-in-pakistan/
  10. ^ Retrieved 13 september 2014 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29171821