A likely flash flood is due to come in some parts of the country in the coming days, said a statement issued by Afghanistan Meteorological Department (AMD) on Friday, May 07. Heavy rainfalls accompanied by thunderstorm are due to happen across the country which will cause flash floods in parts of Badakhshan, Helmand, Taloqan, Baghlan, Bamyan, Samangan, Balkh, Jowzjan, Sar-e-Pul, Faryab, Kushk and Kashan, Ghor, Herat, Farah, Panjshir, Ghorband, Kapisa, Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman, Kabul, Khost, and Paktika.
Over last week, flash floods killed 69 people, wounded 30 others in 22 provinces of the country, the State Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs reported yesterday, May 07. Ahmad Tamim Azimi, the spokesperson for the Ministry, said that flood hit parts of Badakhshan, Herat, Khost, Sar-e-Pul, Bamyan, Daikundi, Parwan, Panjshir, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Kabul, Takhar, Kunduz, Baghlan, Ghor, Farah, and a number of other provinces.
2,700 houses were partially or completely destroyed and 30 people went missing in these provinces, he said.
The flood inflicted damage and drowned more than 3,000 sheep.
Aid groups and rescue teams have been deployed to the flood-affected provinces. Each victim’s family will receive 50,000 afghanis and the families of the injured will receive 25,000 afghanis, Azimi said.