Heavy rains and thunderstorms expected to hit some areas in Tajikistan, windsquall possible

28/07/2016 11:25
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, July 28, 2016, Asia-Plus – The Committee on Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CES) under the Government of Tajikistan is warning of possible heavy rains, thunderstorms and windsquall.

Ms. Umeda Yusupova, a spokeswoman for the CES, says weather will remain unsettled on July 28-31and heavy rains, thunderstorms and windsquall are possible. 

A windsquall may damage power transmission lines and trees, she said.

There is risk of mudslides in mountain areas and rivers may rise, according to her.

We will recall that heavy rains in May caused floods and mudslides that have damaged homes and led to the evacuation of hundreds of people across the country.

The floods damaged more than 1,000 homes in several villages in the Roudaki district.  Floods and mudslides were reported in several other districts across the country.

In early May, three people were killed by mudslides caused by heavy rains in the northern Sughd province.      

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