Jul 01 2007
Pakistan - Cyclone Yemyin - Man pushing car through flooded street

Pakistan Experiencing The Aftermath Of Their Own Hurricane Katrina

Since Hurricane Katrina (and the sequel Hurricane Rita) all has been quiet on the United States coastline. Outside of rain clouds stuck over Texas, there has really been the opposite problem of near drought situations in California, Georgia, and Florida. As odd as it may seem, we could use a lite hurricane, you know, minus the winds and destruction.

In South-East Asia the people experience yearly Monsoon rains that regularly displace and kill thousands.

Last week Pakistan was hit by Cyclone Yemyin. Cyclones and hurricanes are one in the same, though a weather geek might protest, because hurricanes spin clockwise and cyclones spin counter-clockwise. Big deal. Either way you’re gonna get wet.

In Pakistan, 250,000 people have been displaced in the aftermath of Cyclone Yemyin, their homes washed away in the torrential rains and subsequent floods.

While the rains are an unwanted, yet expected event, from the mouths of locals, this year they’ve begun early and this storm in particular was more more fierce than the norm.

These words sound familiar?

From the BBC..

“Many of them are without electricity or drinking water..”

“Eyewitnesses say there is almost no sign of government relief getting to the affected areas.”

“Much of the area is completely devastated, with trees uprooted, electricity wires down and roads destroyed.”

“The worst damage..

was caused by waters overrunning from the Mirani dam.”

These pictures look familiar?

Pakistan flood rescue operation - helicopter

Pakistan flood - Turbat district

Pakistan flood - Turbat district - boy floating

Flash to New Orleans..

Hurricane Katrina aftermath - New Orleans coast

Hurricane Katrina aftermath - people just waiting in the house

Hurricane Katrina aftermath - people starving and passing out without water or food


After four days without food or water, some Pakistanis have taken to the streets in protest that the government..  has not stepped up.

Pakistan flood - Turbat district - boy floating

This is proof that either all government services get lost in the chaos of these kinds of natural disasters, or yes, New Orleans really was like a third world country.

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 re: Cyclone Yemyin aftermath Mon, Jul 02, 2007 - 1:06 am

hands down quote of the month.

“This is proof that either all government services get lost in the chaos of these kinds of natural disasters, or yes, New Orleans really was like a third world country.”

there “should” be plenty of feedback and responses from this on whudat, but it contains no references of 50 or the latest nigga to get shot.

keep the intelligence AND entertainment coming. the sheep will soon return.


2 Jah Mon, Jul 02, 2007 - 10:58 pm

This is the world we live in.  Whenever Paris Hilton gets more airtime than the hordes of missing sisters in the nation—you know you’ve got a problem.

This isn’t a surprise.

Props to whudat for being and doing RIGHT.

Please help those who can…

“When your time comes, all that really matters is what you made happen, with what you had.”


3 muna Sat, Aug 07, 2010 - 6:15 am

I feel sorry for this man because my nan live in pakistan and I hope it dose not come in that area

4 -insequre= Sat, Aug 14, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Lets help all those people stranded out there

5 vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv Sat, Aug 14, 2010 - 8:11 pm

relly sad i feel so sorry 4 em kids ho wer goin 2 live a lyfe sme hve juss ended ryte ther cuz odf th flood how many ppl lifes are gon do they deserve it ?

6 -MA- Mon, Aug 16, 2010 - 7:50 am


7 marium Tue, Aug 17, 2010 - 1:04 pm

we should do all that we can to help the people who have lost their entire homes.the cyclone hit the poor part of pakistan and the damage will be very difficult to repair

8 ravindra ramsamooj Tue, Aug 24, 2010 - 2:57 pm

failure.but ita a natural disaster…how much can the government do.

9 shez Mon, Aug 30, 2010 - 8:59 pm

hurricane katrina?! what kind of comparison is this?
.....millions were affected, this not JUST new orleans,
the flood even affected villages in india.
this is a matter of an entire nation in crisis, not just a city.
there is a drastic need for help…
whether it be prayer or donation, it is evident that help is much needed and we should do all that we can to help.