Details of Disaster Information

Venezuela : Flood : 2005/02
GLIDE: FL-2005-000017-VEN  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2005/02
Name Flood
Outline Floods and landslides killled at least 53 people and left some 20,000 people homeless in Venezuela. The worst hit area is southwestern state of Merida, where 32 people were reportedly killed and around 50 people are still missing.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others

Related Links
  • BBC News 2005/02/15
    People living in shanty towns based in the steep mountain peaks of the Mocoties River were drowned when the banks overflowed. Many were women and children.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2005/02/15
    According to the Ministry of Interior and Justice, some 25,000 people have been affected, 33 people lost their lives and 43 are still missing. The Government has declared a state of emergency in nine states: Aragua, Carabobo, Capital District, Falcon, Miranda, Tachira, Vargas, Yaracuy and Zulia.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/02/11
    Heavy rains have, in the course of this week, caused flooding in the States of Vargas, Carabobo, Yaracuy, Falcon, Aragua, Miranda, and the Metropolitan District of Caracas. Landslides have occurred also in the States of Vargas and Miranda.