Heavy rain, floods forecast across Afghanistan


KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban-run Ministry of Transportation and Civil Aviation has issued a warning for heavy snowfalls, rain, wind, and flash floods across Afghanistan.

The ministry’s statement forecasts rainfall amounts ranging from 15 to 80 millimeters depending on the region, while snowfall is expected to accumulate between 15 to 50 centimeters in various areas.

The alert affects the provinces of Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz, Baghlan, Kunar, Balkh, Parwan, Panjshir, Kapisa, Kabul, Logar, Paktia, Nuristan, Laghman, Nangarhar, Khost, Paktika, Zabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Daykundi, Ghor, Herat, Farah, Nimroz, Badghis, Sar-e Pul, Bamiyan, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Samangan, Jawzjan, and Faryab.

Residents in rural areas, considered the most vulnerable to heavy rains and floods, face significant human and financial losses annually during the spring season, damaging homes and agricultural crops.