Major Disasters in FY2005 (preliminary version)
Last Updated: 2005/11/22
Basis of Selection: Disasters with more than 100 killed or missing, or more than 100,000 affected, or direct damages totaling 100 million dollars  
Exclude epidemics
Date of Occurrence Country Typ of Disaster No.of Death
(No. of Missing)
No. of People Affected
(Approx.)
Direct Damage (Approximate Amount $) Amount of Direct Damage
($ Approx.)
      Note Source
Announced Date Data Update
April 23-24 Ethiopia flood 100 -(100 -) 105,000             OCHA May 6 finalized 
May 31 to June 2 China flood 116(63) 9,770,000 383 million         Hunan, Guandong, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou OCHA June 7 finalized 
June Zambia drought   1,200,000             IRIN June 20 finalized 
June 8 Tajikistan flood 8 2,877             IFRC June 13 finalized 
June mid - 23 China flood 97(41) 16,700,000           Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi OCHA June 24 finalized 
June late to July 6 India flood 226(13) 405,000*           Gujarat *evacuees OCHA July 7 finalized 
-July 14 India flood   700,000           Assam, Arimacjal Pradesh OCHA July 15 finalized 
June 39 DPRK flood 88(105) 16,093             IFRC July 5 finalized 
July 6 China flood 49(9) 11,230,000           Sichuan OCHA July 13 finalized 
July-August Niger drought   3,600,000             IRIN August 8 continued
July Pakistan flood 39 460,073           NWFP・Punjab・Sindh OCHA July 26 finalized 
July 7-9 Haiti・
Cuba・
Jamaica
hurricane(Dennis) H:40
C:16
H:15,000
C:8015,000
J:8,000
          Category 4 OCHA,
IFRC,
USAID
July 13
July 15
Nov 10
finalized 
July 24- India flood, landslide 1,098(48) 2,250,635           Goa, Maharashtra, Orissa, Karnataka UNDP  August 3 continued
July early India flood, landslide 1,161(49) 1,615,365           West Bengal, Jharkhand, Gujarat,
Goa, Maharashtra, Orissa, Karnataka
OCHA August 5 continued
August mid Thailand flood 11 100,000           Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nakhon Phanom, Phayao, Tak IFRC August 31 continued
August 25-29 USA hurricane(Katrina) 1283* hundreds of thousands           Alabama, Florida, Lousiana. Mississippi
Category 5 (August 28)
*A:2, L:1053, M:228
Alabama Emergency Management Agency,
State of Louisiana,
National Weather Service
November 10
October 25
November 9
continued
August 31- Sudan  flood   156,000             OCHA October 13 continued
September 1-3 China typhoon (Talim) 129(30) 19,624,000 1.9 billion         Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Henan, Hubei OCHA September 12 continued
September 17- India storm 33(1,000) 61,000           Andhra Pradesh・Orissa OCHA September 21 continued
September 17-  Bangladesh storm 16(3,000)               OCHA September 21 continued
September 24 USA hurricane (Rita) 6             category 3 IFRC October 5 continued
September 26 China typhoon (Damrey)・
flood
9 5,719,000           Hainan, Guangdon, Guangxi OCHA September 29 continued
September 26 Vietnam typhoon (Damrey) 59(16) 600,000 219,002,500           OCHA October 7 continued
October 4-9 Guatemala・
El Salvador・
Mexico・
Costa Rica・
Nicaragua
hurricane (Stan)・
storm・
flood・
landslide
G:669(84)
E:69
M:15
G:474,928
M:1,954,571
G:207 million*         * damage in agriculture OCHA, USAID October 31 finalized 
October 8 Pakistan
India
Afganistan
earthquake P:73,320
I:1,300
A:4
P&I:4,000,000           Magnitude: 7.6

P:14,000 primary and secondary schools destroyed (estimated by UNICEF)
OCHA,
Government
 of India
November 19 continued
October 16 - Jamaica・
Mexico・
Cuba・
USA
hurricane
(Wilma・Alpha)
flood
J:1
M:7
M:1,000,000
C:100,000
          Wilma: category 4 OCHA,
Government of Jamaica
October 27 continued
October India depression・
cyclone・flood
100 -               OCHA October 25 continued