A number of provinces of Afghanistan will see heavy snowfall in the coming winter
Badakhshan, Takhar, Bamyan, Panjshir, Ghor and Badghis provinces will see the most snowfall. Although these predictions are not conclusive, the Ministry of State for Disaster Management emphasizes that most of the time the predictions that are made come true. Recent political developments, on the other hand, have disrupted the ministry’s preparedness plans to prevent potential natural disasters; Because the activity of this ministry has been suspended for some time due to these developments, the vulnerable parts of the country have not been identified yet.
In a number of provinces that have seen heavy snowfall in recent years, residents of those provinces are exposed to the threat of snow and floods. Dozens of people have reportedly died in floods, snowstorms and landslides in recent years. The Ministry of State for Disaster Management, however, has not conducted an analysis since the winter and does not predict how many people will be affected by floods and snowstorms. The head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations emphasizes that it is still too early to provide information on the threats posed by floods and avalanches. On the other hand, he points out that most of the snow-covered areas are highlands and uninhabited valleys. According to Ahmad Khan Nasser, residents of most provinces have settled in places where the dangers of snow and floods are low.