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Bolivia : Flood : 2006/02/01
GLIDE: FL-2006-000010-BOL  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2006/02/01
Country
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District
Bolivia
Name Flood
Outline Devastating floods have killed at least 13 people in Bolivia and brought misery to more than 12,000 families following heavy seasonal rainfall in recent weeks, government officials said on Wednesday

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 3 2006/02/07
Affected: 12,000 families Houses damaged or destroyed: 2,400
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2006/02/01
Dead: 13
Affected: 34.000 families (approximately 175,000 persons)
Houses damaged or destroyed: 500

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Report/Articles
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 3 2006/02/07
    January rainfall over most of northern Bolivia regions has by far exceeded historical average. In the highlands, for example, rains have fallen 169% above the average. As a result, the highlands and most of the rivers of the Amazon basin have overflowed causing serious damage to houses, crops, roads and other basic infrastructure.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2006/02/01
    Serious floods triggered by heavy rains continue affecting several departments across the country as referred to in OCHA situation report No.1 issued on 30 January 2006. January rainfall over most of northern Bolivia regions has by far exceeded historical average. In the highlands, for example, rains have fallen 169% above the average. As a result, the highlands and most of the rivers of the Amazon basin have overflowed causing serious damage to houses, crops, roads and other basic infrastructure.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2006/01/30
    Torrential rains almost in all of the territory of Bolivia have caused overflowing of important rivers such as Rio Grande, Guanay, Tipuani, Mapiri, Challana among others, affecting La Paz and Trinidad cities and several rural communities across the country. Heavy rains triggered landslides and road obstructions causing the isolation of some rural communities, especially in the area of Los Yungas and San Borja in La Paz and Beni departments. Small bridges were ousted.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2006/02/01
    Floods kill 13, bring misery to Bolivia

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