Home » Languages » English (Sr. Secondary) » Essay on “A river in flood” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Essay on “A river in flood” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

A River in Flood

Essay No. 01

Floods are very common in India. They usually occur during the rainy seasons, and due to heavy rains in the hills, the rivers are in space. A river in flood is a source of trouble for all. It plays with the life and property of the people. Crops are destroyed, animals are washed away and killed, and people lose their lives.

Due to the continuous and heavy rains, the river Sutlej was in fiercely overflowed its banks and flooded low-lying areas. The water crossed the danger mark. The water was raging in fury. The current was very strong. 

A warning was given to the people to vacate the villages. But there was no time to remove the goods. The people were in trouble. They at once made for the places of safety. Still many were caught in the flood.

The flood water surrounded the villages. Our village was the worst hit. Mud houses began to crumble. Even the bricked ones suffered heavy damage. Many heads of cattle were washed away. There was knee-deep water everywhere. The villagers assembled at a safe place. A common meal was prepared. Our village looked like an island. It was cut off from the rest of the country.

The government came to tour the rescue. Relief squad parties came to our village. They carried us on boats to safe places. They even gave us medicines and food.

When the water receded, the people returned to their villages. There was destruction all around. Animals were lying dead. Crops were ruined. Malaria soon broke out which took a heavy toll on lives. The government rendered all help to make our lives safe. There was a great loss of life and property.


Essay No. 02


A River in Flood

It is a pity that even more than half a century after independence, India has not so far been able to establish any set policy for controlling floods. Millions of rupees set apart for flood control are actually pocketed by corrupt officials.

Last week, it rained very heavily in this part of the country. All the rivers, canals, lakes, and even streets were flooded.

I learnt that the Yamuna which runs only a few kilometers away from my house, was flooded and had submerged vast areas. I went to see the Yamuna in the flood.

I went there on my bicycle. I was moving on the main road. I saw a large number of people, mostly villagers, coming from the opposite direction with their household goods and cattle. I learnt that their houses and fields had been flooded.

As I moved forward, I saw with my own eyes crops on either side of the road under knee-deep water. I continued moving forwards on the main road which was constructed at a sufficiently high level.

As I came close to the bridge over the river, I was halted from going forward by a policeman. I was told that the water in the river had crossed the danger mark and the bridge had been endangered and so traffic over it had been closed.

I looked on both sides. The whole area for miles on both sides had turned into a vast sea of water. Water was swirling and its level was rising rapidly. Numerous household goods were floating over it. I even found several heads of cattle being carried away by the gushing water.

As the water level had risen to an alarming height, and it seemed to be preparing to flow over the road also, I rushed back to my house to avoid any dangerous situation which might arise.

Essay No. 03

A River in Flood


A Flood Scene

I live in Delhi. It is situated in the banks of the river Yamuna. It was the month of August. All through the month, it had rained heavily. The level of the Yamuna was rising rapidly. It had crossed the danger mark. It was feared that the river would soon cross its banks. People living on either side of the banks of the river were asked to vacate their houses and seek shelter in the higher areas.

On 26th August the river began to overflow. Water entered the low-lying villages. People started leaving their huts and houses. The water was slowly rising in these areas. There spread panic. People got puzzled as to what to do. Soon it began to overflow swiftly. Low-lying areas were badly affected. Government machinery came into action. Policemen rushed to these areas. Boats were pressed into a rescue operation.

Streets were turning into streams. Food-affected people were seen loading the boats with their valuables to dry places. There were volunteers too. They worked day and night to take people and their belongings to safer places. A team of doctors and nurses with medicines arrived there to administer first aid to the suffering people. The flood-hit people were provided with fresh clothing and food at the camps specially set up for them. Free medical aid was given to them.

This went on for several days. After that, it stopped raining and the water level receded. This brought great relief to the people. The river once again began flowing well below the danger mark. Thank God there was no loss of life. Thanks for the timely help given by all the agencies.


The main objective of this website is to provide quality study material to all students (from 1st to 12th class of any board) irrespective of their background as our motto is “Education for Everyone”. It is also a very good platform for teachers who want to share their valuable knowledge.


  1. Sankar baruah says:

    This essay is important for all student and you also write this

  2. Noor Ul hudda Kashif sohail says:

    This essay is very good. Thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *