Details of Disaster Information

India : Flood : 2003/06/18
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Duration 2003/06/18
Name Flood
Outline Incessant rain in the upper reaches of the mighty Brahmaputra, a river that flows through the state of Assam in north-eastern India before passing through Bangladesh and into the sea, has caused flooding along its banks, leaving more than 400,000 people homeless and displaced. According to Government sources, western Nalbari, southern Karimganj, southern Hailakandi and eastern Dhemaji districts have been badly affected.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Flood Situation Report 2003 by Government of India

OCHA Situation Report No.2 2003/07/03
Homeless: 440,000 people

A total of 11 districts in the state have been hit by the floods.

Related Links
Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center