Causes of the flooding in Pakistan | Pakistan | The Guardian
As per the Meteorological Department's near accurate prediction, Karachi experienced torrential rain this month. The situation was compounded by Eidul Azha that was being celebrated at the same time. Scores of cattle markets were set up in different locations across the city in addition to the central outlet along the Super Highway. Poor animals and their hapless keepers had to face a tough ordeal.
Take ancient Egypt, it built its entire society around the annual flooding of the Nile and it remained that way for over three thousand years. In fact, the annual floo0ding of the Nile was a much anticipated and celebrated event as the flood waters helped to spread the silt onto the land, thereby making it extremely fertile. These are some of the positive and negative effects of flooding; and while it may not be possible to prevent a flood as it is a natural occurrence you can at least take a few measures to bring it under control so that the public at large are not unduly affected.
Rivers are in flood in some parts of the world every year. Floods cause large-scale death of human beings and animals and destruction of property, crops, trees and vegetation. They disrupt the road and rail communication systems badly and cause suspension of regular bus and train services.