The fatality toll from floods has exceeded 1,000 in Pakistan and thousands more have been harmed or displaced since June.At least 1,033 persons have died while 1,527 have been harmed since June 14 from the rains and floods, Geo News detailed citing National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).In the last 24 hours, close to 119 individuals perished and 71 were harmed.
As per the report, four died in Balochistan, six in Gilgit Baltistan, 31 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 76 in Sindh. Cumulative reports from June 14 from across Pakistan appear that 3,451.5 km of road has been ruined, and 149 bridges have crumbled, 170 shops were ruined.
A total of 949,858 homes have been partially or fully crashed. Out of the total, 662,446 homes have been partially ruined, and 287,412 have been fully demolished. While 719,558 livestock have also died.
At least 110 provinces of Pakistan have been struck by the floods with 72 of those districts declaring disaster, according to Geo News. Pakistan is fighting with its worst natural disaster in over a decade.
The floods distressed the lives of millions of people after which the Pakistan government declared a “national emergency”. The NDMA`s latest survey appears that 5,773,063 people have been distressed by the floods.
However, it explained that the data in today`s review was based on confirmed figures but its estimates showed that over 33 million of the population has been distressed by the floods.The administration shared that 51,275 have been saved while 498,442 have been shifted to relief camps.
The NDMA shared that Pakistan`s 30-year average reported that the country has received 134mm of rain and this year it received 388.7mm of rain. 190.07% extra than the average. As of 25 August, Pakistan has observed 375.4 mm of rainfall – 2.87 times higher than the national 30-year average of 130.8 mm. These rains have initially fallen on Balochistan, Sindh and parts of Punjab, with Balochistan receiving five times its average 30-year rainfall and Sindh receiving 5.7 times its 30-year average, the statement reads.
On 26 August, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) released a warning that very high to exceptionally high-level flooding is expected in River Kabul at Nowshera in KP province. As well as in tributaries of the Kabul and Indus rivers until 28 August.
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