The death toll from destructive floods affecting Pakistan since June 14, 2022, rose to 1 162 on August 31, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reports. During the same period, more than 3 500 people were injured, 33 million were affected, and more than 1 million homes were damaged or destroyed. Officials said this year’s monsoon season brought more than one-third of the country underwater and described the floods as one of the worst in history.
As of August 31, Pakistan has received 189% more rain than the 30-year average, totaling 399.3 mm (15.7 inches) for the pre-monsoon and monsoon rains.1
The worst affected was Sindh with 696.4 mm (27.4 inches) or 461% above average, followed by Balochistan with 327.5 mm (12.8 inches) or 435% above average.
The floods claimed the lives of 1 162 people – 422 in Sindh, 264 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 253 in Balochistan, 188 in Punjab, 41 in Azad Jammu & Kashmir, 22 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
118 247 people were rescued by the Pakistani Army, Navy and Air Forces.
33 million people were displaced after 1 106 359 homes were damaged or destroyed (733 536 damaged; 372 823 destroyed).
Sindh was the worst affected with a total of 923 945 homes damaged (616 339) and destroyed (307 606).
A total of 5 063 km (3 146 miles) of roads were damaged or destroyed, as well as 243 bridges.
In addition, 731 818 domestic animals were killed, with most of them in Balochistan (~500 000), 205 104 in Punjab and 16 513 in Sindh.
Mainly dry weather is expected over most parts of the country over the next 24 hours.
However, isolated thunderstorm/rain is expected over the upper catchments of all the major rivers along with Northeastern Balochistan, Islamabad and DG Khan, DI Khan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore Divisions.
1 Monsoon 2022 Daily Situation Report no. 079 – NDMA – August 31, 2022
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