Overall Orange alert Flood
in Afghanistan

Flood impact summary

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

GDACS ID: 1102616
Deaths: 387
Displaced: -
Region: Faryab Province, Sari Pul
Countries: Afghanistan
From - To 09 May - 25 May
Known identifiers for this event: FL-2024-000068-AFG


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.

Impact Assessement as of 26-05-2024

SENDAI Indicator A N Country Location Info
death 300 Afghanistan Baghlan Province
death 20 Afghanistan Takhar Province
death 50 Afghanistan -
death 12 Afghanistan Faryab Province
death 5 Afghanistan Sari Pul
SENDAI Indicator B N Country Location Info
affected 11 Afghanistan Faryab Province
SENDAI Indicator C N Country Location Info
houses 2000 Afghanistan Ghor Province
houses 6000 Afghanistan Ghor Province
houses destroyed 1000 Afghanistan Baghlan Province

Satellite Observation

Satellite-based Flood extent provided by GLOFAS
Overall of the satellite-based flooded area from / to : 2024-05-02 / 2024-06-01  

Timeline of revisions

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDAlert ColorPopulation affectedStart DateEnd DateSource
1 320 deaths 09 May 2024 11 May 2024 GLOFAS
2 50 deaths 17 May 2024 19 May 2024 GLOFAS
3 17 deaths 23 May 2024 25 May 2024 GLOFAS

Flood polygons

This polygon (translucent blue with a blue border) is drawn by the analysts recording the flood event. It is meant to include all the areas reported as affected, by official source or the media. It does not represent the area actually under water.

Microwave flood detection

Flooded area, as detected in microwaves by the Global Flood Detection System of the JRC, based on NASA TRMM/GPM observations. This system has a rather low resolution (of 5-10km) but is not affected by clouds.
For more details, see http://www.unisdr.org/files/9622_LBNA23303ENC002.pdf.
The areas with a flood signal along the coast are an artefact of the system and should not be considered.

Optical Flood detection

Flooded area as detected in optical wavelengths by NASA/MODIS, known as "MODIS Flood Product". Data are made available by NASA GSFC Flood Mapping Project, http://oas.gsfc.nasa.gov/floodmap/index.html. Resolution of 250m, heavily affected by cloud cover.