Stolen, from Politics in the Zeros;

Pakistan. ‘The enormity of the calamity is beyond all calculation’
Sat Aug 14 2010 8:36 am
by Bob Morris.


* 20 million homeless in Pakistan floods
* Hundreds of thousands of homes gone.
* Some communities are marooned. Help can not get through due to bridges being destroyed.
* 1.7 million acres of farmland and crops wiped out.
* Outbreaks of cholera due to contaminated water.
* The Indus River is 25 kilometers wide in some places.
* More rain is coming.

In reply to a question about assessment damage to agriculture and livestock, [a Pakistan official] said: “The enormity of the calamity is beyond all calculation. For now, the government is overwhelmed by relief and rehabilitation work. The assessment will be done after a semblance of sanity returns.”

Drive-by blogging for a few days.