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Disease Outbreaks Threaten Pakistan Flood Victims

Posted by feww on August 24, 2010

Diarrhea and cholera wreaking havoc in many of Pakistan’s flooded areas

About 80% of the town of Jacobabad in Sindh province was buried under 1.5m (5ft) of water, as a tsunami of floodwaters were rapidly moving south towards the state of Balochistan, UNHCR reported.

The situation in Sindh continues to deteriorate, as the second wave of floodwaters quickly moves into the south of the province, the report said.

The Great Deluge in Pakistan


Image acquired August 19, 2010 — download large image (5 MB, JPEG)


Image acquired July 31, 2009 — download large image (5 MB, JPEG)

The top false-color image was acquired by the Landsat-5 satellite on August 19, 2010. Lower image dated July 31, 2009 is used for comparison.  Tsunamis of floodwater riding on the Indus River target southern Pakistan  three weeks after the first floods inundated NW Pakistan. Source: NASA E/O. Click images to enlarge.

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