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Flood Disasters Claimed More Than 50 Lives in 2006

Country

Date

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Damage

Map

Notes


Indonesia


22 Dec.
06
-
2 Jan.
07


Heavy rains brought by late rainy season triggered floods and landslides in Indonesia.


-Affected area: Sumatra-Aceh-Aceh Tamiang (Kuala Simpang), Langsa, Aceh Timur, Aceh Utara, Gayo Lues, Bener Meriah, Aceh Utara, Lhokseumawe, Bireuen. North Sumatra-Langkat (Besitang), Muara Sipongi. Riau Province- Indragiri Hulu (Inhu) District, Rantau Kopar.
-Human damage: 124 casualties, 170 missing
-Houses/Infrastructure: Thousands houses destroyed, roads and bridges washed away

Aceh province
-Human damage: at least 76 casualties, 163 missing, 365,335 displaced
<Aceh Utara>
-Human damage: 147,000 displaced
<Aceh Tamiang>
-Inundation: about 90 % of lands flooded
North Sumatra
-Human damage: 70 casualties, 44,000 displaced.
Raiu province
-Inundation: 21,431 houses






Philippines
Vietnam


30 Nov.
06
-
8 Dec.
06


-Heavy rains from Typhoon Durian caused floods and mudslides in Philippines and Vietnam.


Philippines
-Affected area: Bicol Region- Albay province-Padang, Legazpi city. Daraga, Guinobatan, Catanduanes Island-Mindoro Island
-Human damage: 526 casualties, 740 missing, 82,915 evacuated
-Houses: 300,000 houses destroyed
<Albay Province>
-Others:Padang and several other villages destroyed by mudslide from Mayon volcano
Vietnam
-Affected area(province): Ba Ria Vung Tau, Ben Tre, Phu Yen, Binh Thuan, Binh Dinh, Vinh Long, Tien Giang. Phu Quy island
-Human damage: 85 casualties
-Infrastructure: 120,000 buildings destroyed
<Ba Ria Vung Tau province>
-Human damage: 47 casualties



Philippines


Afghanistan

16 Nov.
06
-
20 Nov.
06


Heavy rains in Western Afghanistan caused flash floods.


-Affected area:Badghis Province-Murghab and Ghormach districts. Balamurgab and Gormac.
-Human damage: 66 casualties, more than 100 missing, 5,500 people affected, 50,000 families live in the inundated area.
-Houses: More than 1,000 houses destroyed.
-Economic loss: Over 2,300 sheep and livestock killed.




Ethiopia
Somalia



27 Oct.
06
-
25 Dec.
06




Heavy rains triggered extensive flooding in Ethiopia and Somalia
.

Ethiopia
-Affected area:Somali State-Gode,Kelafo and Mustahil.Afder,Liben and Korahe.East lmi,Ferfer,Denan.Kibredehar and Musthale Ogaden region.West lmi.
<Gode,Afder,Liden and Korahe>
-Human damage:80 casualties,122,500 displaced

Somalia
-Affected area:Lower Shabelle province-Kuntuwarey,Marerey,Mustaqbal,Buulo Xaaji. Hiran-Beletweyne,Baled Weyn, Fidow, Jabiley, Jalalaqsi, Bulo Burti, Bulo-Warey. Middle Shabelle-Mahaday, Hurwa, Duduble, Johwar area, Garash, Mahadey. Mogadishu districts:Bondheere, Wardhiigley.
-Human damage:52 casualties, 299,000 displaced along Shabelle River.
<Beletweyne>
-Human damage:65,000 displaced (as of 10 November 06)
<Jalalaqsi district>
-Human damage:1,000 families homeless
-Inundation:19 villages, 6,000 hectares farmland flooded (as of 16 November 06)
<Kurtunwarey on Lower Shabelle>
-Human damage:15,000 displaced
-Villages:12 villages flooded





Worst flooding for 50 years in Somalia.


Total of 342 casualties in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia includes the event of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda between 23 Oct.06 and 2 Jan.07 (as of 29 Dec)
Kenya
Somalia
Tanzania
Uganda


23 Oct. 06
-
2 Jan. 07


Heavy rains brought flooding to recently drought hit region.


Kenya
-Affected area: Coast, North-Eastern, Western and Rift Valley provinces- Isolo (Ngarmara, Malkagala, Merti, Gafarsa). Garissa (Hagadera, Ahantabak, Alikune, Jarirot Amuma, Boralgi, Daadab, Ifo). Tana River District (Bula Bahati, Mnazini, Witu, Hola through Wenje to Garsen). Mandera (El Wak). Wajir (Guarar, Dajabula, Kursin). Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi. Lodwar, Moyale (Bori). Ijara. Merti division. Machakos. Modogashe. Mwingi. Kwale. Nakuru. Nyando. Kisumu (Kajulu, Migori, Nyando), Busia (budalangi, Maduma, South Bunyala), Lugari, Keiyo (Epke). Malindi. Kisumu, Nyanza area.
-Human damage:114 casualties, 700,000 displaced (as of 18 December 06)
<Isiolo region>
-Human damage:10 casualties, 5,000 evacuated.
<Dadaab region>
-Human damage:2 casualties, More than 100,000 displaced
<Nyando>
-Human damage:8,000 families homeless(as of 30 November 06)
<Migori district>
-Human damage:4,400 displaced(as of 2 January 07)
<Kisumu>
-Human damage:2,700 displaced(as of 2 January 07)
<Budalangi>
-Human damage:3,000 displaced(as of 2 January 07)
<Guarar,Dajabula and Kursin areas>
-Human damage:26,000 people marooned(as of 2 January 07)
Southern Somalia
-Affected area:Gedo region-Beledhawo,Garbaharey,Luq(Luuq),Barhere(Bardere).Jubba provinces-Kamsuma,Mugamba,Jilib,Buale,Jamame,Dobley,Afmadow and Marere.
-Human damage:35 casualties.155,500 displaced along Jubba River(as of 8 November 06)
<Jilib>
-Inundation:14 Villages inundated,58 villages partially flooded
-Lands:11,000 hectares flooded
Tanzania
-Affected area:Shinyanga area,Mwanza area,Magu District.Nyakaboja,Nyamikoma,Lugeye,Shimanilwe and Kabita.Kigoma Region
<Shinyanga>
-Inundation:5 villages
Uganda
-Affected districts:Kayunga,Mukono,Kabale,Kisoro,Butaleja,Kaliro,Kampala area.Kumi
<Kumi>
-Human damage:4,000 displaced(as of 19 December 06)



Kenya/Somalia

Total of 342 casualties in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia includes the event of Ethiopia and Somalia between 27 Oct 06 and 25 Dec 06 (as of 29 Dec 06)


Philippines
Vietnam


27 Sep. 06
-
06 Oct. 06


Torrential rain from Typhoon Xangsane caused floods and landslides in Philippines and Vietnam.



-Economic loss in total:  $668,000,000
Philippines
-Affected area: Luzon Island, Panay Island , Leyte, Samar, Negros Occidental
-Human damage: 197 casualties, 22 missing, 170,000 homeless.

Vietnam
-Affected area: Quang Nam, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Nghe An, Ha Tinh. Danang area. Hoi An. Linh Cam, Son Diem
-Human damage: 71 casualties
-Houses: 19,736 homes destroyed
Land: 10,000 hectares crops destroyed

 


Typhoon Xangsane was the strongest storm to hit Manila in 11 years.


India
Bangladesh


18 Sep. 06
-
05 Oct. 06


A low atmospheric depression over the Bay of Bengal caused a violent storm at sea, and caused heavy rain across the country.


India - Andhra Pradesh
-Affected area: Karimnagar, Guntur, Warangal, Medak, Adilabad, Khammam, East and West Godavari, Srikakulam.  Telangana region.
-Human damage: 31 casualties, 5,000 evacuated.
-Inundation: 200 villages inundated in Karimnagar district.
West Bengal
-Affected area: Sunderbans region, Kolkata, Amherst, Burdwan, Bankura. Lalbag, Darjeeling, Murshidabad, Howrah
-Human damage: 50 casualties, 300 injured
-Houses: 30,000 mud houses destroyed.
Bihar
-Affected area: Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Nalanda, Bhagalpur, Banka, Patna. Katihar, Sheohar, Samastipur.
-Human damage: 33 casualties
-Infrastructure: Over 25 bridges washed away.
Bangladesh
-Affected area: Hatia, Bagerhat
-Human damage: 105 casualties

 

 


Chad
Nigeria


05 Sep. 06
-
17 Oct. 06


Unusual heavy rains fell and caused floods in western and southwestern Chad.


Chad
-Affected area: Western and southwestern Chad - N'Djamena, Sahr, Doba, Bebidja, Gore, Pala and Koumra
<Bebidja>
-Human damage: 1,063 families homeless
-Houses/Infrastructure: 1,706 houses; 217 sanitation facilities; 18 water wells; 626 walls and house fences were destoyed or collapsed.
<Doba>
-Houses/Infrastructure: 1,187 houses and 44 walls collapsed
-Inundation: 365ha of agricultural land
<Koumra>
-Houses: 839 houses destroyed


Nigeria
-Affected area: Benue river valley

 

 


Nepal


26 Aug. 06
-
13 Sep. 06


Heavy monsoon rains hit the mid and far western regions of Nepal, and caused floods and landslides.



-Human damage in total: 60 casualties, 50,000 households affected.
-Agriculture: over 10,000 mt of vital grain destroyed
Banke
-Human damage: 38,834 affected
Bardiya
-Human damage: 45,324 affected
Achham
-Human damage: 827 affected

 


Achham was hit by one of the worst ever landslides.


Thailand


20 Aug. 06
-
23 Oct. 06


Floods brought by a series of tropical depressions and storms hit huge parts of Thailand.


-Affected province: The hardest hit provinces are Nan and Chiang Rai. Other affected provinces are Phayao, Phitsanulok , Chiang Mai , Uttaradit, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Mae Sariang , Tak , Lampang , Chanthaburi , Phichit, Sukhothai, Phetchaburi, Ayutthaya , Nonthaburi, Angthong, Nakhon Sawan
-Human damage: 104 casualties (still on the increase) , more than 2.4 million affected to various degrees.
-Inundation: 46 provinces inundated out of 75 provinces.
-Economic loss: 305,289,193 Baht ($8.137 million)
-Others: 378 schools in 21 provinces affected

 


As on October 2, as many as 944,832 people ( 259,013 households) in 34 provinces were affected by a series of storms during August 27-31, September 9-12 and 18-23 and 24-25.


Ethiopia


13 Aug. 06
-
11 Sep. 06


Heavy seasonal rains caused floods in southwest Ethiopia, after Omo River burst its banks on August 13.


-Affected area: Omorate Dasenech District - Kuraz Woreda in southern Omo valley. Daseneche,  Nyngaten, Toltale, Amorate and Gangato. Nyangatom District. Humbo in Wolayita
-Human damage: 364 casualties, about 10,000 displaced, 20,000 stranded.
-Inundation: 14 villages
-Economic loss: 3000 livestock dead

 


Heavy seasonal rains battered southern, eastern and northern Ethiopia since the beginning of the month, and caused floods.
As a result, 626 people died nationwide and 118,000 people were affected.


In last year, heavy rains also hit the area and caused floods in the region, and resulted in at least 200 casualties and 260,000 displaced.


China


09 Aug. 06
-
12 Aug. 06


Typhoon Saomai, the eighth storm this year, struck and resulted in severe damages in southern China.


Zhejiang
-Human damage: 193 casualties, 52 missing, 1,001,000 evacuated.
-Lands: 80,800ha of agricultural lands were damaged and 4,600ha were destroyed.
-Economic loss: 4,7 billion yuan

Fujian
-Human damage: 246 casualties, 108 missing, 710,000 evacuated.
-Lands: 69,800ha of agricultural lands were damaged and 7,600ha were destroyed.
-Economic loss: 6,4 billion yuan

Jiangxi

-Human damage: 2 casualties, 35,200 evacuated.
-Lands: 89,200ha of agricultural lands were damaged and 13,300ha were destroyed.
-Economic loss: 0,54 billion yuan

Hubei
-Lands: 5,100ha of agricultural lands were damaged and 600ha were destroyed.
-Economic loss: 0,01808 billion yuan

 


Typhoon Saomai is the strongest typhoon to hit China in fifty years since the last most powerful typhoon with 4,900 casualties in Zhejiang province on 1 August 1956.


Ethiopia


05 Aug. 06
-
08 Aug. 06


On the night of August 5 , very heavy rains caused flooding in the region of Dire Dawa after the Dechatu River burst its banks.


-Affected area: Dire Dawa city - Addis Ketema District, Genfele District, Coca Cola District and Aftessa District.
-Human damage: 256 casualties, 300 missing, 10,000 displaced.
-Houses: 220 houses destroyed.
-Breached river banks: the bank of Dechatu River


The government of Japan announced to deliver about 11 million yen worth of relief supplies including tents, sleeping kits, water tank, water cleaner, and polyethylene tank to the Ethiopian Government.


India


01 Aug. 06
-
10 Sep. 06


Monsoonal rains triggered under the influence of a deep depression over south Orissa have caused floods in southeast India.


Orissa

-Human damage: 70 casualties, 2 million homeless. 27 of 30 districts in the state were affected by the flood.

Andhra Pradesh
-Human damage: 106 casualties. 56 injured. 543,000 displaced. More than 100,000 people evacuated in 138 relief camps.

Chattisgarh
-Human damage: 8 casualties. 100 missing. 6,000 airlifted.More than 30,000 tribal people evacuated.

 

 


Philippines
China


02 Aug. 06
-
06 Aug. 06


Typhoon Prapiroon, the sixth tropical storm to hit China this season, caused floods in southern part of China.

Philippines
-Affected area: northern Luzon Quirino region
-Human damage: 6 casualties

China
-Affected area: Provinces - Guangdong (counties: Yangxi, Dianbai, Taishan, Enping, Yangchun)  Guangxi. Hainan.
-Houses: about 29,000 houses collapsed, 139,000 others damaged

<Guangdong Province>

-Human damage: 54 casualties, 7 missing ,335,000 evacuated, 5,178,000 affected
-Economic loss: 5.71 billion yuan

<Guangxi Province>
-Human damage: 26 casualties, 2 missing, 382,000 evacuated, 5,117,000 affected
-Economic loss: 1.52 billion yuan

<Hainan Province>
-Human damage: 126,000 evacuated

 


The region hit by Prapiroon was already affected by two tropical storms, 'Bilis' and 'Kaemi,' which caused severe damage in July.


Colombia


Jan - May 06( the first rainy season)


Heavy rains in
the first rainy season,
which started earlier
than usual, repeatedly triggered
floods and landslides in Colombia.


-Affected area: 286 municipalities in 26 provinces
-Human damage: 127 casualties, 222 injured, 21 missing, 196,895 (41,302 families) affected.
-Houses: 1,337 destroyed, 14,183 damaged





 

Numbers of natural disasters occurred in the first rainy season (Jan 1 - May 8 2006)
- Landslides: 120
- Floods: 157
- Avalanches: 9
- Windstorms: 29


Thailand


23 May. 06


Monsoonal rains hit the northern part of Thailand, and caused flash floods and landslides.


- Affected area: 357 villages in 5 provinces: Nan, Phrae, Lamphang, Uttaradit and Sukothai
- Human damage: 73 casualties, 41 missing, 156,236 (41,960 families) affected
- Houses: 168 collapsed
- Public buildings: 25 damaged schools, temples and government buildings
- Infrastructure: 331 roads and 46 bridges were damaged.

Uttardit Province
-
Human damage: 63 casualties, 39 missing

Sukhothai Province
-
human damage: 6 casualties, 1 missing

Phrae Province
-
human damage: 4 casualties, 1 missing



- Uttaradit and Laplae provinces recorded 330mm of precipitation in 24 hours on 23 May.


Indonesia


1 Jan. 06
(East Javaj

4 Jan. 06
iCentral Javaj


Torrential rains triggered floods, which hit towns in East Java and Central Java in a row.


Jember District, East Java Province
-
Floods and landslides wreacked havoc.
- Human damage: 79 casualties (71in Panti Subdistrict), 7,781 evacuated
- Houses: 437 damaged

Banjarnegara District, Central Java Province

-Landslides hit Sijeruk and buried many people alive.
-Human damage: 75 recovered bodies, 523 evacuated
-Houses: 102 buried




The government of Japan decided to deliver 13 million yen worth of relief supplies: tents, blankets, portable water tanks, sleeping mats and plastic sheets

 

*The data above is to be updated as needed.


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