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Aug
08
2013

PDC Global Flood Survey

Flooding in the Middle East

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and accumulated rainfall for the past 7 days

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and accumulated rainfall for the past 7 days

Special Announcement: We are excited to announce the launch of our new Hazard Highlights report for PDC Weather Wall! This weekly report replaces the Global Flood Survey and begins in one week. Hazard Highlights will not only cover global floods, but will highlight major disaster events around the world. 

Flooding continues around the world. Over the past week PDC monitored flood events in Afghanistan, Australia, England, Ethiopia, India, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Sudan, Thailand, United States, and West Africa.

To learn more about floods and other types of natural hazards, check out PDC’s Natural Hazards webpage. Don’t forget to download the free Disaster Alert mobile app available for your iOS or Android devices!

This week we will take a closer look at the recent flooding in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Recent Flooding Event: Afghanistan

PDC Global Hazards Atlas centered on Afghanistan displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and accumulated rainfall for the past 7 days

PDC Global Hazards Atlas centered on Afghanistan displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and accumulated rainfall for the past 7 days

Heavy rain over the past few days caused flash flooding in the Kabul, Nangarhar, Khost, and Nuristan provinces in Afghanistan. 42 people died, and 426 homes were destroyed when flash floods hit multiple villages (OCHA). The latest forecast for Afghanistan shows little to no chance of precipitation over the weekend (WU), below we take a closer look at flooding in neighboring Pakistan.

Recent Flooding Event: Pakistan

PDC Global Hazards Atlas centered on Pakistan displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and accumulated rainfall for the past 7 days

PDC Global Hazards Atlas centered on Pakistan displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and accumulated rainfall for the past 7 days

Monsoon-season rains triggered floods throughout Pakistan. Flooding affected an estimated 80,000 people located mostly in the Punjab and Sindh provinces. 84 people were killed and 44 injured when 3,888 homes were destroyed or damaged (ReliefWeb).  Flooding resulted in the loss of cropland (54,650), property and infrastructure damage throughout the country (GLIDE).

The latest forecast Pakistan shows little chance of precipitation over the next week.

Looking Ahead

PDC is also currently monitoring flooding events in: Africa (West), Australia, India, Nicaragua, Russia, Sudan, and the United States.

PDC will continue to monitor areas of high precipitation and keep a close eye on flooding across the globe. Want to find the most up-to-date information on flooding and other hazards occurring in your neighborhood or around the world? Then be sure to download PDC’s free Disaster Alert mobile app available for your iOS or Android devices today! Also be sure to continue to monitor PDC on Twitter, Facebook, and by way of the Global Hazards Atlas.