List of floods in Pakistan

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The following is a list of floods in Pakistan.

Damage caused by the floods of 2010

• In 1995 heavy monsoon rains occurred in mid July. Due to this River Indus and other rivers and canals started to flood. The rains stopped in time. Otherwise they would have caused more damage.

  • 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 2010, almost all of Pakistan was affected when massive flooding caused by record breaking rains hit Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. The number of individuals affected by the flooding exceeds the combined total of individuals affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[5] At least 2,000 people died in this flood and almost 20 million people were affected by it.[6]
  • 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]
  • In September 2013, more than 80 people died (see 2013 Afghanistan–Pakistan floods).
  • In September 2014 Due to massive rain in Jammu and Kashmir as well as in Punjab [9] Constituted flood situation in River Chanab and River Jhelum.[10]
  • In August 2020, Karachi received the heaviest rain in a single day ever in its history when 231 mm rain lashed out in just 12 hours. During August 2020, only Karachi received 484 mm (19 inches) rain. It is the highest rainfall record over the last 90 years. Rainwater and overflowed water from nullahs and drains flooded most of the main roads and streets in residential locations, a significant number of residential areas including urban slums and villages in peri-urban areas, that gravely disrupted the people’s lives. ( see 2020 karachi floods ).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Archived December 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Islamic Relief Worldwide: Where We Work". 24 October 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Monsoon 2011: Backlash of the floods? – History of Pakistan floods in Detail | Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP)". Pakistan Weather Portal. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  4. ^ "2007 Global Register of Major Flood Events - Scroll Down and Look For Links to Maps In The Country Column".\accessdate=24 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Floods in Pakistan worse than tsunami, Haiti". Gulfnews. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Pakistan Floods:The Deluge of Disaster - Facts & Figures as of 15 September 2010 | ReliefWeb". 15 September 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  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. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Heavy monsoon rains kill over 40 in Pakistan – The Express Tribune". Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  10. ^ "BBC News - Alert in Multan as Pakistan flood river peaks". 12 September 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.