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  • More rain aggravates flooding across Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Yet another spell of moderate rain that started at 4pm on Sunday aggravated the conditions created by many earlier spells over the past four days in Hyderabad, where people in most low-lying localities are spending days and nights clearing their houses of rainwater using buckets and other utensils...

    Drainage system obsolete, says ChandioAdviser to chief minister on information Maula Bux Chandio has said Hyderabad’s...

  • Urban flooding feared for Karachi, Hyderabad after heavy rains

    KARACHI: As heavy rains have been forecast to begin this week with the early onset of monsoon this year, the meteorological department also predicts ‘urban flooding’ in Karachi and Hyderabad in the wake of 10 to 20 per cent more than average rainfall and ‘poor’ drainage infrastructure of the two cities...

    The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) recently released a weather report of the country titled ‘Outlook for Summer Monsoon...

  • Army put on high alert as flooding hits katcha areas

    SUKKUR: Sukkur Commissioner Abbas Baloch has apprehended that around 600,000-700,000 people living in the katcha areas of Sukkur, Khairpur and Naushahro Feroze districts are vulnerable to flooding...

    Flooding in the katcha areas around the Rainy canal in Ghotki district was also reported following opening of its spillways...

  • Urban flooding

    More than 300 people have had to be evacuated due to the flooding drain, which passes through densely populated areas...

    Take a look: Govt machinery put on alert after rain, ‘urban flooding’ warningIn Lahore too, urban flooding happens with painful regularity in the same localities, like the Gaddafi stadium or Qurtaba Chowk areas, year after year in even mild rains...

  • Most flooding-hit people moved to safety, claims CM aide

    HYDERABAD: Sindh chief minister’s special assistant for relief and rehabilitation Ali Hassan Hingorjo on Friday claimed that 80 per cent people hit or threatened by flooding in the katcha areas of various districts, including Ghotki and Kandhkot- Kashmore, had been shifted to safe places...

    He said torrential rains caused no destruction in Hyderabad though they did cause flooding...

  • Met Office forecasts heavy rain, possible urban flooding

    KARACHI: After a hot day when the mercury soared to 39 degrees centigrade, parts of Karachi received light to moderate rain on Wednesday evening with chances of heavy rainfall in the next 24 to 48 hours, which may cause urban flooding in the metropolis...

    “The rainy spell in southern parts of Sindh including Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad and Karachi divisions will persist till Friday and it will start weakening from Friday night...

  • Brief, heavy rainfall causes flooding in garrison city

    RAWALPINDI: Heavy rainfall in the early hours of Friday increased the water level in Leh Nullah and caused flooding at a hospital, the airport and low-lying areas...

    “I woke up at 2am and after the rain started, shifted the family to the upper storey fearing flooding in the nearby Leh Nullah,” said Mohammad Rahat, a Javed Colony resident...

  • Storm Harvey unleashes catastrophic flooding in Houston

    HOUSTON: Tropical Storm Harvey unleashed flooding in Houston on Sunday, turning streets in Texas’ largest city into raging rivers as trapped residents climbed to higher floors and the death toll rose...

    The National Weather Service said more than two feet of rain fell in Houston in a 24-hour period, and flooding was expected to worsen as the most powerful storm to hit the United States since 2005 lingers over the area...

  • Heavy rain, flooding paralyse Mumbai

    Heavy rain brought India's financial capital Mumbai to a virtual standstill on Tuesday, flooding streets, causing transport chaos and prompting warnings to stay indoors...

    “I haven't been able to travel and had to cancel all my plans,” said researcher Rajesh Prabhakar, who was stranded on the outskirts of the city after flooding forced the cancellation of rail services...

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