The factor contributing to the flood was the prolonged rain and the already moist soil. The drainage and sewage system was not sufficient to drain the excess water brought in by the rain. But the Environmental agencies, military, local police all worked together for the rescue of the residents trapped in the flood. Almost all people were rescued and there was only little causality. Lesson to be learned from this situation is that there should be a very sophisticated system for flood alert. Government should also be prepared with a fund to assist residents during flood disaster.
In 2007 Sheffield experienced a terrible disastrous flood which almost shook the city. It was a result of a heavy downpour which the country faced all across. Sheffield was not expected to affect by flood as it was considered a hilly city. This flood was the worst one hit by the city in 150 years. It raged through the city killing a couple of people and destroying offices and
buildings. Hundreds of people were stuck in offices and buildings waiting for their rescue. Roads across the city have been closed due to flooding and all people were evacuated from the flood-affected areas. Bus operation was withdrawn and railway stations were evacuated to avoid contingencies.Flooding occurs when there is prolonged rainfall over several days on a low lying land. Even an intense rainfall over a short-term, or an ice or debris jam on a river or stream can cause a flood in the surrounding area. Floods are a common form of disaster faced by a human which result in immense hardship and economic loss. The 90 percent of damage from all natural disaster is caused by floods and debris flown off it. Traditional peoples have always known that floods do good. Floods deliver new sediment to the bottomlands around rivers, and that renews the soil. They clear years of brush and dead vegetation fromstreambeds, making it easy to travel on the river.