Details of Disaster Information


Cambodia : Flood : 1999/08
GLIDE: FL-1999-000259-KHM  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 1999/08
Country
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District
Cambodia
Name Flood
Outline The flash floods, triggered by torrential rains during the first week of August, caused significant damage in the provinces of Sihanoukville, Koh Kong and Kam Pot. As of 10 August, four people were killed, some 8,000 people were left homeless, and 200 meters of railroads were washed away. More than 12,000 hectares of rice paddies were flooded in Kam Pot province alone.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Floods threaten 500,000 people in Cambodia
More than 7,000 families have already lost their homes in the districts of Kampot, Kompong Bay, Dong Tong, Kompong Trach and Chhouk, and seven people have died in the floods. Hundreds of livestock and over 10,000 hectares of farmland have been destroyed. Many villages remain cut off by flood waters.

Related Links
Report/Articles
  • ReliefWeb
    A list of the latest major documents added to ReliefWeb pertaining to Cambodia.
  • IFRC 1999/08/19
    The Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) has completed the initial distribution of emergency assistance to over 3,000 families in the Kampot District of Kampot Province. Although the waters have receded in the past few days, weather forecasts indicate that the monsoon rains in the area will continue.
  • IFRC 1999/08/16
    Serious flooding caused by the heaviest monsoon rains in south-east Asia in three decades is threatening the livelihood of more than 520,000 people living in Cambodia's coastal districts.
  • OCHA Situation Report No.1 1999/08/12
    The scope of the damages caused by the floods is within the response capacity of the Government of Cambodia, which has committed USD 290,000 for flood victims.
  • IFRC 1999/08/11
    A shortage of food and fuel has pushed prices up by 100-300%. Dozens of villages remain cut off and the full impact on people and infrastructure can only be ascertained when the flood waters recede.
  • Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/08/06
    Government on alert as Cambodia braces for more flooding
  • Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/08/05
    Eight children were feared drowned and thousands of people were left homeless by flash floods in the southern province of Kampot.
  • Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/08/03
    In Cambodia, torrential rains closed a key highway linking the capital Phnom Penh with the southern port town of Sihanoukville.