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

Last update: October 28th, 2020 at 3:00 pm

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.

The image was captured on September 21, 2020 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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