On July 3, powerful monsoon rains drenched the city of Lahore, Pakistan. It was deemed the heaviest rainfall since 1980. Over two days, more than 200 mm of rainfall swept the region. In addition, it created two massive sinkholes in front of a post office. Eventually, they were filled and the roads were repaired. According to Amna Ikram, director general of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), one of the sinkholes was 6 m deep, 15 m long, and 12 m wide. After a building collapsed and roads were destroyed, the region became a dangerous place. It claimed the lives of six people and caused a great number of casualties. It also wreaked havoc on infrastructure. Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) warned people to evacuate from dangerous buildings and avoid flash flood points.
Christine Kim Staff Reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1. How much monsoon rain fell on the city of Lahore?
2. Why did the roads in front of a post office need to be repaired?
3. How many people were dead from the monsoon rainfall?
1. What is the difference between drizzling rain and monsoon rain?
2. What are some natural disasters occur repeatedly in your area?
3. Have you ever been in a natural disaster?