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India : Flood : 1999/07-
GLIDE: FL-1999-000213-IND  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 1999/07-
Country
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India
Name Flood
Outline The current monsoon is causing significant damage in the States of Assam, Bihar, Kerala, Tripura and West Bengal. 3,212 villages in 35 districts have been affected and 15,058 houses have suffered damage. The death toll by torrential monsoon rains in India rose to 367. (The death toll from flooding in the eastern Indian state of Bihar has reached 250.)

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 1999/8/13

The flood situation in the state of Bihar has worsened with the flood waters of almost all the major rivers in North Bihar inundating large areas. Flood waters have entered over 2,504 villages of 21 districts.

CARE 1999/07/26

The flooding has also inundated more than 900,000 acres of farm land and caused more than $1million in crop damage, although these figures are expected to rise.
ACT Appeal: India Bihar floods (1999/07/14)
Around 30 persons have been reported dead and about two million people have been left homeless.
Thousands of people have been shifted from low lying areas to safer areas.


Flood toll rises to 131 in eastern India (AFP 1999/07/20)
Nearly 350,000 people have been displaced.

Rains Kill Over 200 In India( Xinhua 1999/07/21)
So far floods have claimed 108 lives in the northeast state of Bihar, while 30 people were killed in western Gujarat, 41 in neighboring Maharashtra, 17 in southwest MaharashtraKarnataka. River Brahmaputra's tributaries affecting 300,000 people in some 800 villages of 10 districts.
India - Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 1(1999/07/21)

The flood situation in Kerala continued to be serious. Around 300 to 400 houses were damaged. Several low-lying areas were inundated by flood waters.

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Report/Articles
  • AFP 1999/9/2
    The death toll from flooding in the eastern Indian state of Bihar has reached 250.
    State officials estimate that crops and property worth more than one billion rupees (23.5 million dollars) have been destroyed.

  • AFP 1999/8/23
    The death toll from flooding in the eastern Indian state of Bihar has reached 229.Almost five million people have been affected by the floods in Bihar, the worst in the region in more than a decade.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 2 1999/8/13
    In total, some 5.5 million people of 6,350 villages in 77 districts have been affected and 29,535 houses suffered damage. 325 deaths have been reported.
  • Relief Web

  • Deutsche Presse Agentur 1999/07/29
    The death toll due to floods, landslides and house collapses triggered by torrential monsoon rains in India rose to 367 Thursday as new areas came under flooded rivers in eastern and northern india.
  • Xinhua 1999/07/28
    Heavy rains continued to hit several parts of India Wednesday, worsening the flood situation in Bihar and bringing the death toll in the current spell of monsoon to 307.
  • CARE 1999/07/26
    CARE plans to provide food and emergency relief supplies to 80,000 families in the affected villages.
  • Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/07/24
    The death toll in devastating monsoon floods across India rose to 272 Saturday with heavy landslides in the eastern state of Assam and fresh inundations in the state of Bihar
  • Action by Churches Together (ACT) 1999/07/14
    Heavy monsoon rains over the past 10 days have lashed India's eastern province of Bihar causing extensive flooding, disrupting communications, washing away bridges and submerging roads.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 1999/07/21
    In total, 69 people were killed, and 15,058 houses have suffered damage.But,the Government of India has not asked for international assistance.
  • Xinhua 1999/07/21
    The toll in the current rains and floods had crossed 200 over the country.
  • Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/07/20
    The death toll in devastating monsoon floods in eastern India rose to 131.