Pakistan Floods Seem Determined to Outrun Aid Response - NECN

Pakistan Floods Seem Determined to Outrun Aid Response



    (NECN/CNN) - The weekend forecast is not looking good for Pakistan, with more rain predicted to fall over the next 24 hours.

    Nearly half a million people have been ordered to evacuate towns.

    Much of the country's economy and infrastructure has already been washed away by record monsoon rains and floods.

    Agricultural crops have traditionally driven the economy but much of it has been reduced to statistics on a page.

    An estimated 500,000 tons of stored wheat has been ruined.

    And at least two million bales of cotton destroyed.

    The Asian Development Bank says it's ready to offer around $2 billion in emergency loans. 

    The nearly half a million people who've been given evacuation orders have a chance of surviving if they act fast.

    But as Sanjay Gupta reports from Sindh province, escaping the floods is one thing -- staying alive in their wake can be far more difficult.