AMD issues warning due to heavy rainfall and flash flood across Afghanistan

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Afghanistan Meteorology Department (AMD) of the Taliban’s caretaker government has issued a warning due to the forecasted possibility of heavy rainfall and flash floods in about 24 provinces across Afghanistan.

Badakhshan, Uruzgan, Kunduz, Nimruz, Helmand, Samangan, Nooristan, Kunar, Laghman, Kabul, Nangarhar, Maidan Wardak, Farah, Daikundi, Panjshir, Herat, Zabul, Paktika, Parwan, Paktia, Khost, Balkh, and other provinces are among those included in the warning.

For 24 of the mentioned provinces, where rainfall amounts are predicted to range between 10 and 30 millimeters, the AMD has issued a warning that is in force from July 24 to July 25.

As a result of floods in the past two days in the provinces of Parwan, Panjshir, Nangarhar, Paktia, and Maidan Wardak, at least 13 people have died, hundreds of acres of land have been devastated, and dozens of residential structures have been demolished.

Another warning was also issued by meteorologists at the Taliban-run AMD owing to the possibility of heavy rain, thunderstorms, wind gusts, and flash floods in 19 provinces across Afghanistan.

Following the devastation brought on by the floods, the Panjshir and Kabul-Jalalabad highways are now blocked, while efforts are underway to reopen them.

Many acres of agricultural fields have been damaged by the recent floods, causing a significant economic loss, according to locals in central, northern, and eastern Afghanistan.—Khaama Press News Agency

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