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Historical Analysis of Flood Information and Impacts Assessment and Associated Response in Pakistan (1947-2011)

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The present research is an attempt to present a brief historical analysis of dreadful impacts of floods caused by enormous floods frequently occurring in Pakistan most of which resulted in serious monetary damage and fatalities. The study also examines the extent of previous work done in this field. The aftermaths of severe floods in all over the Pakistan on different aspects were assessed quantitatively of last 65 years (1947-2011) by extensive and thorough review of valid literature. Since its creation, Pakistan has faced about 38 floods of various magnitudes among of which about 50% were considered major floods including 1950, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and now 2011. This is first time that an attempt has been made to determine comprehensive details of impacts of floods in Pakistan through out of its history. Recommendations have been made to ensure adequate and detailed availability of flooding event and to prevent huge damages in the future.

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Historical analysis impacts literature Pakistan work

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