Homes Damaged After Flash Floods and Mudflows in South Kyrgyzstan #Flooding #Mudflows #Kyrgyzstan
Floods Batken Region, Kyrgyzstan, May 2020. Photo: Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Emergency Situations
The Ministry of Emergency Situations in Kyrgyzstan reported flash flooding and mudflows in parts of Leilek district in Batken Region in the south of the country on 02 May 2020.
Flooding came after a period of heavy rain. Houses and roads have been severely damaged. A state of emergency was declared for Isfana and other areas. Images on Social Media showed torrents of muddy water and debris flowing through streets of Isfana.
Isfana is about 135km south of Syrdarya in Uzbekistan, where recent heavy rainfall caused a reservoir dam to break, forcing 70,000 people to evacuate their homes.
Courtesy of floodlist.com