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Natural DisastersA natural disaster is the effect of anatural hazard (e.g., flood, tornado,hurricane, volcanic erruption,...
FloodsA flood is an overflow of an expanse of water that  submerges land. A flood is a temporary covering of  land by wate...
2011 Floods in Sindh   The 2011 Sindh floods began during the Pakistani    monsoon season in mid-August 2011, resulting f...
Continue… The flooding follows the previous years historic 2010 Pakistan floods, which devastated the entire country. Unp...
Continue….. Sindh  is a fertile region and often called the  "breadbasket" of the country; the damage  and toll of the fl...
How to Prevent from the Floods By making more Dams. By planting trees along the rivers and canals. By proper maintenanc...
How to Prevent from the Diseases By shifting affected people to safer places. By Vaccination of common diseases. By pro...
How to save the country from flood       damages and losses. To establish disaster relief organizations. To train the di...
Economic Affects   The crops and cattles got expensive and in lack amount.   Industries based on agriculture and cattle ...
Social Affects A large part of population displaced from their  homes. Increase in unemployment. A huge destruction of ...
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I've only taken floods among all natural disasters. The example of floods is of Sindh, Pakistan.

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Natural disasters

  1. 1. NaturalDisasters 1
  2. 2. Natural DisastersA natural disaster is the effect of anatural hazard (e.g., flood, tornado,hurricane, volcanic erruption,earthquake, heatwave, or landslide). Itleads to financial, environmental andhuman losses. 2
  3. 3. FloodsA flood is an overflow of an expanse of water that submerges land. A flood is a temporary covering of land by water not normally covered by water. Flooding may result from the volume of water within a body of water, such as a river or lake, which overflows or breaks levees, with the result that some of the water escapes its usual boundaries. While the size of a lake or other body of water will vary with seasonal changes in precipitation and snow melt, it is not a significant flood unless such escapes of water endanger land areas used by man like a village, city or other inhabited area. 3
  4. 4. 2011 Floods in Sindh The 2011 Sindh floods began during the Pakistani monsoon season in mid-August 2011, resulting from heavy monsoon rains in Sindh, eastern Balochistan, and southern Punjab. The floods have caused considerable damage; an estimated 434 civilians have been killed, with more than 5.3 million people and 1.5 million homes affected. 4
  5. 5. Continue… The flooding follows the previous years historic 2010 Pakistan floods, which devastated the entire country. Unprecedented torrential monsoon rains caused severe flooding in 16 districts of Sindh province. 5
  6. 6. Continue….. Sindh is a fertile region and often called the "breadbasket" of the country; the damage and toll of the floods on the local agrarian economy is said to be extensive. At least 1.7 million acres of arable land have been inundated as a result of the flooding. 6
  7. 7. How to Prevent from the Floods By making more Dams. By planting trees along the rivers and canals. By proper maintenance of rivers and canals. By strengthening the banks of the rivers. By maintaining drainage systems. 7
  8. 8. How to Prevent from the Diseases By shifting affected people to safer places. By Vaccination of common diseases. By providing immediate medical care. By draining out of the stagnant waters. 8
  9. 9. How to save the country from flood damages and losses. To establish disaster relief organizations. To train the disaster relief workers. By creating awareness in the people for the rescue. By strong communication. 9
  10. 10. Economic Affects The crops and cattles got expensive and in lack amount. Industries based on agriculture and cattle ranching got in loss. A number of houses and industries got damaged. It will lead to the damages of roads, collapse of bridges or traffic congestion. Inflation. Resources used in reconstruction. 10
  11. 11. Social Affects A large part of population displaced from their homes. Increase in unemployment. A huge destruction of educational institutions caused long break in education of children. Spread out of numerous diseases, which take long time to recover. 11
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