• KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - A young Afghan boy washes his hands in the Kunar River next to the Pashad Bridge July 31. The Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team visited four bridges during a damage assessment after flooding had occurred in the area. All but one of the bridges withstood the pounding waters without any obvious damage. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team)

    PRT inspects recent flood damage

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - A young Afghan boy washes his hands in the Kunar River next to the Pashad Bridge July 31. The Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team visited four bridges during a damage assessment after flooding had occurred in the area...

  • KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Cpl. Levi Day, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team security forces, stands on a corn field destroyed by flooding from the Kunar River near the Pashad Bridge here July 31. The Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team visited four bridges during a damage assessment after flooding had occurred in the area.  (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team)

    PRT inspects recent flood damage

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Cpl. Levi Day, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team security forces, stands on a corn field destroyed by flooding from the Kunar River near the Pashad Bridge here July 31. The Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team...

  • KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Part of the Kunar River bank crumbles as high waters from recent flooding recedes near the Pashad Bridge here July 31. The Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team visited four bridges during a damage assessment after flooding had occurred in the area.  All but one of the bridges withstood the pounding waters without any obvious damage. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team)

    PRT inspects recent flood damage

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Part of the Kunar River bank crumbles as high waters from recent flooding recedes near the Pashad Bridge here July 31. The Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team visited four bridges during a damage assessment after flooding...

  • KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Paul Negley (Left), the Kunar Province U.S. Agency for International Development representative, talks with locals affected by the flooding near the Pashad Bridge here July 31. The Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team visited four bridges during a damage assessment after flooding had occurred in the area.  (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team)

    PRT inspects recent flood damage

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Paul Negley (Left), the Kunar Province U.S. Agency for International Development representative, talks with locals affected by the flooding near the Pashad Bridge here July 31. The Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team...

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Heavy rains flooded the Kunar river July 25-26, affecting thousands of people, destroying more than 800 homes and damaging infrastructure.

The Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team attended an emergency meeting with the Kunar Provincial Government July 26 in an effort to assist.

Engineers and state department workers from the PRT surveyed damage at four major bridges the following day: Nowabad, Pashad, Khas Kunar and Chowkay.

Other than erosion found around some of the pylons, all but one of the bridges withstood the pounding waters without any obvious structural damage, and the bridges will be reinspected once the water recedes further, according to the PRT engineers' after action report.

The Kunar PRT will continue to work alongside the Kunar Provincial Government in support of the Afghan people.

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