Severe Weather Causes Flooding in Pakistan, Expected to Continue
Over the past week, heavy rainfall has led to flooding, affecting several areas of Pakistan, especially the country’s northwestern and southwestern provinces (ECHO). According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), as of March 17, the total number of damaged houses reached 171 across the Punjab, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and the Azad Kashmir administrative division (NDMA).
Severe weather is expected to continue to affect northern parts of the country throughout the week, especially in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, where flash flooding, landslides, avalanches, and hailstorms pose hazard risks through Friday (NDMA).
RVA Profile: Pakistan
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Current Hazard Warnings
Tropical Cyclone: Emeraude (Indian Ocean)
Flood: Pakistan, United States (Southern), Australia (Queensland), Indonesia
Winter Storm: Canada (Newfoundland, Labrador), United States (Minnesota, Wisconsin)
Tornado: United States (Louisiana)
Drought: Micronesia, Melanesia, United States (Western), Southern Africa, Madagascar, Southeast Asia, Eastern Caribbean, Colombia
Biomedical: West Africa
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