Flooding in northern Afghanistan

In the northern part of Afghanistan because of incessant rains flooding occurred, during which the water rose to 1.5 meters. Reported 19 dead. 56 people living in the Sayyad and Charest Naw Sari Pul province are on the list of missing persons. 10 thousand people had to be evacuated from their flooded homes (about a thousand buildings).

Following the deterioration of the situation, and six thousand refugees already lost all his property, had to leave his temporary refuge in mosques and schools and evacuated to new camps that are in a safer place. Humanitarian aid could not deliver on time because of the serious condition of fuzzy mountain roads.
In addition to human casualties reported three thousand drowned livestock and flooded thousand hectares of arable land near the capital of Takhar province, district Taloqan. There have been completely or partially destroyed 2,000 homes.
In the winter season 2011-2012 in Afghanistan dropped a record amount of snow, which had not happened in the last 15 years. The volume of rainfall continue to surprise local meteorologists and lead to the fact that the mountain rivers overflow their banks, arranging the spring floods. Thus, 15% of Afghanistan's population resides in the potential risk of flooding.

Source: ecowars.tv.

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