Historic rainfall in Pakistan has caused deadly flooding • Earth.com

Last update: May 11th, 2021 at 9:00 am

Historic rainfall in Pakistan has caused deadly flooding. Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows devastating flooding across the Sindh province in southeastern Pakistan, where historic amounts of rain has fallen in recent weeks. 

The record-breaking monsoon season has claimed hundreds of lives and destroyed more than 200,000 homes since June.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department also reported that nearly one million acres of crops have been destroyed by the flooding, including cotton, vegetables, onions, tomatoes, and sugarcane. Historic rainfall in Pakistan has caused deadly flooding

The image was captured on September 21, 2020 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. Historic rainfall in Pakistan has caused deadly flooding. Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s fifth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212.2 million. It has the world’s second-largest Muslim population. It is the 33rd-largest country by area, spanning 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles). Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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