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26 Aug 2020 | 04:48 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Flash floods kill more than 100 across multiple provinces August 26 /update 1

Afghanistan News Alert

At least 100 killed in flooding across northern and eastern provinces as of August 26; follow authorities’ directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/26/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/29/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Parwan province, Wardak province

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Event

Recent heavy rainfall across northern and eastern provinces has resulted in flash flooding, killing more than 100 people and destroying more than 300 homes as of Wednesday, August 26. The province of Parwan, north of Kabul, has been the hardest hit, with its capital, Charikar, sustaining heavy damage, and many remain trapped under rubble as rescue operations continue. There has also been severe flooding in Maidan Wardak Province, west of Kabul. President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the delivery of aid to Parwan and other affected provinces.

Disruptions to transportation are to be expected in affected provinces over the near term.  

Advice

Those in the affected provinces 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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