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26 Aug 2020 | 05:00 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Flooding in Parwan province causes casualties and damage on August 26

Afghanistan News Alert

Flooding in Parwan province kills at least 17 and causes damage on August 26; disruption to be expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/26/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/28/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Parwan province

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Event

Flooding in Parwan province, north of Kabul, has killed at least 17 people and injured 20 more as of Wednesday, August 26. Dozens of houses and vehicles were destroyed in the provincial capital, Charikar, and hundreds of homes destroyed province-wide. Although floods started at 03:00 (local time), local residents reported that rescue teams had yet to arrive as of 08:00.

A disruption to transportation is to be expected in Parwan province over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in Parwan province are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, including evacuation orders. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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