Overall Green alert Flood
in Afghanistan

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This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100857
Death: 32
Displaced: 3000
Countries: Afghanistan
From - To 02 May - 12 May

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Afghanistan, May 2021The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) reported on 04 May 2021 that recent heavy rain and flash flooding affected 9 provinces of Herat, Ghor, Maidan Wardak, Baghlan, Samangan, Khost, Bamyan, Daikundi and Badakhshan. As of 04 May, 16 people had died, 10 were missing, 44 homes destroyed and 197 damaged. Media reported 14 people died in Adraskan district in Herat Province.Tue 4 May 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Articles: 10 | About casualties: 8 | Last hour: 0

Afghan Flash Flood Toll Increases to 56Fri, 07 May 2021 01:59:00 +0200.

KABUL -- The death toll due to flash floods in Afghanistan reached 56 Thursday with 30 people still missing, officials said. Around 1,000 houses got damaged in days of heavy rains and flash floods across the war-ravaged country. Tamim Azimi
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At Least 16 Dead in Flash Floods in AfghanistanWed, 05 May 2021 10:18:00 +0200.

KABUL – Flash floods caused by heavy rains have caused the death of at least 16 people, including four children, in the Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday. Heavy rains overnight caused severe flooding in the provinces of Herat, Ghor, Ma
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Heavy flooding in Afghanistan kills at least 37 peopleTue, 04 May 2021 19:39:00 +0200.

Quincy, IL (62301) Today. Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 63F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.. Tonight. Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 42F. Winds NNW at 1
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Heavy flooding in Afghanistan kills at least 37 peopleTue, 04 May 2021 19:35:00 +0200.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Heavy rains brought severe flooding to nine provinces around Afghanistan in recent days, killing at least 37 people, some of them children, officials said Tuesday. Heavy flooding compounded by mudslides often threa
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