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RESEARCH ­ INDUS RIVER FLOODING, PAKISTAN, 2010



CAUSES

The floods were predominantly driven by the intense, and
prolonged monsoon rains, which characterise a lot of the climates
found in the Middle East. On the 21st of June 2010, the Pakistan
Meteorological Department (PMD) warned that flash flooding was
imminent in…

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- In fact, entire villages were submerged resulting in more than a million people
displaced in their homes
- Poor sanitation and little medicine (if even food) available meaning that there
is a real spread of disease epidemics
- Infrastructure was demolished ­ temporary structures such as rope bridges
were…

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Human Impacts: - There were over 1500 fatalities
- Nearly 3000 people were injured
- 20 million people were affected in over 11000 villages, which seemed to be
almost entirely isolated from help
- £1.5 billion in agricultural loss, as the river flooding expanded at one point to
over 40km…

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