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  • Pakistan 8th among 10 countries prone to quakes, floods: NDMA

    ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the National Disaster Manage­ment Authority (NDMA) Major General Asghar Nawaz said on Monday that Pakistan was prone to earthquakes and floods and faced enormous challenges in view of climate change...

    Speaking at the inaugural session of a media workshop on reporting disasters organised by the NDMA, he said, Pakistan stood eighth among 10 high- risk countries with respect to climate change...

  • Floods once again

    Flash floods have devastated most of Chitral, and large parts of Alipur were submerged with locals having little to no warning about the impending disaster...

    *Know more: Most of Chitral paralysed by flash floods*Technologies exist that can provide up to three hours of warning of an impending flash flood for mountainous regions, and have been deployed in places such as Bangladesh...

  • Rainwater floods homes, once again

    More rainfall was predicted for the next 48 hours and people living near streams and rivers and low-lying areas were told to be aware of flash floods...

    Meanwhile, the Met Office issued a warning for Wednesday and Thursday saying “Due to unstable weather conditions and significant monsoon rains there is a risk of flash floods in local streams and Nullahs of Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, eastern Balochistan and Kashmir during the...

  • New spate of floods hits Chitral

    CHITRAL: After a day of respite, a new spate of flash floods caused by torrential rains struck Chitral on Thursday afternoon, leaving two people dead and washing away more than two dozen homes in different parts of the district...

    Floods in Kalash valleys of Bumburate and Rumbur swept away four houses and a pedestrian track, inflicting further damage to roads and agricultural lands...

  • More than 100,000 flee homes after devastating floods in Japan

    JOSO: Unprecedented rain in Japan unleashed heavy floods on Friday that tore houses from their foundations, uprooted trees and forced more than 100,000 people from their homes...

    Television footage showed people in Joso waving towels while waiting for help on the upper floors of homes engulfed in floods after the overflowing Kinugawa river swept through...

  • Dehydration & floods

    People are dying and facing loss of infrastructure because the authorities have failed to store excessive water brought in by floods and rains...

  • Floods caused Rs334bn loss a year

    KARACHI: Floods have taken toll in each of the last five years, causing loss of Rs334 billion a year in monetary terms to the country, according to a recent report by the US World Resource Institute...

    The study indicates that Pakistan’s GDP is affected by one per cent annually due to river flooding...

  • Mumbai floods prompt calls for crackdown on India’s urban sprawl

    MUMBAI: As Mumbai mops up after its worst floods in more than a decade, experts say India must police urban sprawl more tightly to protect its packed cities from ever more frequent, fatal floods...

    As Mumbai struggled to cope, similar flooding hit the cities of Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh, while nearly 300 were killed in floods in the southern city of Chennai in 2015...

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