Afghanistan Meteorological Department Issues First Flood Early Warning

On 14 August 2017, the Afghanistan Meteorological Department (AMD) issued its first flood early warning for the country’s south and southeast regions. The following day, meteorological satellite images verified that AMD’s forecast was accurate: a devastating flood had occurred in Khost province.

 

                                                                      AMD can now receive satellite images and

                                                         products from the EUMETSAT operational geostationary satellite.

                                                      AMD can now receive satellite images and products from

                                                           the EUMETSAT operational geostationary satellite.

“More work lies ahead of us, but this milestone brings us closer to reducing the loss of life and property in Afghanistan with the help of accurate and timely severe weather forecasts and early warnings,” said Sayed Reza Mousawi, director of AMD.

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