Details of Disaster Information

Madagascar : Flood : 2005/03/01
GLIDE: FL-2005-000038-MDG  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2005/03/01
Name Flood
Outline Five days of unusually heavy rains between March 1 and 6 flooded parts of Madagascar, causing the deaths and injuries while submerging nearly 10% of the rice fields around Lake Alaotra. The death toll has rizen to 13.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others

Related Links
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/03/15
    Thirteen people have died and nearly 9,000 left homeless after several weeks of heavy flooding in Madagascar, its interior minister said on Tuesday.
  • IRIN News 2005/03/09
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) stood ready to assist thousands of homeless families on Wednesday, after heavy flooding killed four people and damaged rice crops across Madagascar.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/03/08
    Heavy flooding killed three children, made thousands homeless and destroyed crucial rice crops in Madagascar, prompting fears of a second year of severe shortages of its staple food.
  • 2005/03/01
    13 die in island floods