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IFNet Newsletter Vol. 45
July 07, 2007 / IFNet secretariat

FLASH NEWS

Flooding caused by heavy rain in Afghanistan

1. DATE
Sunday 24 June, 2007



2. WEATHER CONDITIONS
The onset of the monsoon season has brought severe weather to much of
South Asia, killing more than 500 people in storms and floods in Afghanistan,
India and Pakistan over the past week.

In Afghanistan, Unusual flash floods and a landslide have hit different parts of
Afghanistan since 24 June,
and have caused the death of 60 civilians, mostly
women and children.



3. DAMAGE 
Kabul province  -   3 children and 2 women dead
                        Some houses damaged
                        Number of farm animals dead

Kapisa province  -  3 people dead
                        1 people missing

Kunduz province  -  6 children dead

Kunar province  -   7 people dead
                         3 people missing
                         2500 people evacuated

Nangarhar province  -  40 people evacuated
                             69 houses damaged

Kapisa province  -  3 people dead
                        1 people missing

Parwan province  -  5 people dead
                         8 people injured

Paktya province  -  5 people dead
                        Several houses damaged

Ghazni province  -  2 children dead
                        Hundred of hectares of land covered by mud

Panjshir province  -  24 people dead
                          3 people missing

Wardak province  -  agricultural crops, trees and livestock damaged

The floods also destroyed houses, agricultural land and orchards, bridges,
roads, dams and power supply in the area. But details of
situations are
still under inspection and above numbers could be higher.



4. NUMBER OF DEAD AND DISPLACED PERSON (as of June 29, 2007)
    Dead : 60
    Displaced : Morethan 2,500
    Missing : 8


5.LOCATION
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/fullMaps_Sa.nsf/luFullMap/BDF36471222255F1C1257309004B6219/
$File/ifrc_FF_afg070629.pdf?OpenElement

(Reliefweb)


6. GFAS RAINFALL INFORMATION
 According to GFAS, daily precipitation exceeding 5-year return period was observed
  around Afghanistan on June 28 (Fig.1).


                                              Fig.1: GFAS Excess area map of 5-year return period precipitation (in red)
                                                                                           June 28, 2007


Please check GFAS page:
http://gfas.internationalfloodnetwork.org/gfas-web


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