Pakistan is facing one of the worst natural calamities. The flood situation is highly critical in northern areas, including Kohistan, Dir, Swat, and Muzaffarabad. A high alert has been issued in the Peshawar basin catchment area as the flood water is rushing down through the control cross-section of Koshiatan and Swat. There is a negligible amount of water retention capacity left in catchment areas.

The flood is now raging across the Kohistan district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Five brothers stranded yesterday for four hours were eventually swept away by gushing water in Dobair valley while no rescue teams were there for help. Extreme floods continue this morning in Swat’s Malakand district, damaging properties, including hotels and touristic places along the river. The Karakoram highway section in Kohistan connecting southern Pakistan with the northern part and china is swept away by a landslide and debris flow. The lower areas of Peshawar, Charsadda, and Nowshehra are on high alert as the flood water will approach the basin in the coming hours. There is a high alert situation in Muzaffarabad, Kashmir.

More details about the flood in Pakistan can be seen here

Flood in Northern areas of Pakistan 2022
Flood extent in Northern areas of Pakistan 2022 derived from Sentinel 1 SAR imagery