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Meteorological dept warns of rainfalls with floods

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Afghanistan Meteorological Department has informed and predicted heavy rainfall and flash floods in coming two days in most provinces of the country. According to the department, heavy rainfalls and flash floods are predicted in the country’s 26 provinces on Tuesday and Wednesday during the current week.
In a statement released by the Afghanistan Meteorological Department (AMD) said that there was the possibility of relatively heavy rainfall in Badghis, Ghor, Faryab, Jawzjan, Sar-e-Pul, Samangan, Baghlan, Takhar, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Bamyan, Daikundi, Maidan Wardak, Parwan, Panjhsir, Kapisa, Nuristan, Kunar, Nangarhar, Laghman, Kabul, Logar, Paktika, Paktia and Khost provinces.
According to the department, there would be changes for flash floods in some parts of the country in the coming two days. It said that from 25 – 60 mm rainfalls have been predicted in the respective provinces. Meanwhile, the department has warned flash floods and serious wind in some parts of the country. Flash floods following heavy rainfalls inflict heavy human and financial losses each year during the spring seasons in the country.
On the other hand, with the current floods and strong winds along with the heavy rainfalls, reduction in air pollution, problem of water shortage and improving the situation of agriculture in the country are reported, which is good for this year.
But heavy rainfalls with flash floods are creating problems for the people as well.
Most of the heavy rainfalls with flash floods cause the closure of roads in many provinces and traffic problems in big cities.
Besides, heavy rainfalls will also result in increasing the prices of fuel and gas in the country.
In recent flash floods followed by heavy rains in Parwan, two children have lost their lives and hundreds of others suffered from the floods. It is reported that flash floods following heavy rainfalls in most provinces have inflicted heavy financial losses to the people, particularly farmers.
It is worth mentioning that recent storms and strong winds have also occurred in two provinces of the country causing damage to trees and a number of electrical pylons such as power lines and solar networks.
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