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  •  It gets worse and worse. (2+ / 0-)
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    boatsie, LaughingPlanet

    More news from today.

    NEWS CENTRAL/S. ASIA Evacuations ordered in Pakistan

    As Pakistan's floods continue to sweep southward, the government has warned residents of three towns to evacuate after floodwaters breached an embankment.

    Hadi Bakhsh Kalhoro, a senior official in the local Thatta district government, told the AFP news agency that floods had caused a breach in one of the embankments at the village of Surjani, close to the Indus river, threatening the rest of the area.

    Around 400,000 people normally live in the threatened towns of Sujawal, Mirpur Bathoro and Daro in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, but most were thought to have fled already.

    Farther north along the Indus, Pakistani authorities were also struggling to block rising floodwaters from overrunning the city of Shahdadkot, home to some 100,000 people, and to rescue thousands from at least 25 nearby villages.

    But elsewhere in the Sindh province, floods had washed away at least 40 other villages, and the United Nations has estimated that 800,000 people throughout Pakistan remain so isolated by the floods that they can only be reached by air.

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    by maggiejean on Thu Aug 26, 2010 at 10:41:13 PM PDT

    •  Thanks for posting again in the real diary. (1+ / 0-)
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      This comment thread exists only in our minds and some weird ether, so we can talk about whatever we want.

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      by LaughingPlanet on Thu Aug 26, 2010 at 11:19:11 PM PDT

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      •  Have you ever been in a time warp story here? (2+ / 0-)
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        maggiejean, LaughingPlanet

        I have. When a front pager posts something and it gets in the way of another front pager's schedule, so the author temporarily deletes it.

        Anyone who has commented can still talk to each other, but no one else can get in, until finally the author un-deletes the story...then whoosh!

        It's like the Outer Limits.

        "There is no punishment. There is no reward. There are just chores to do." -unknown

        by Miep on Thu Aug 26, 2010 at 11:23:51 PM PDT

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