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Bangladesh : Flood : 1999/07-
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Duration 1999/07-
Country
   or
District
Bangladesh
Name Flood
Outline The monsoon in Bangladesh started early this year on 7 June, and has been fairly active over the country. As of 3 July 1999, at least 15 districts are affected by floods.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Agence France-Presse (AFP) 1999/07/15
Three more deaths, bringing this year's unofficial death toll to 27. The road between Comilla and the northeastern district of Sylhet was threatened.
Bangladeshis keep up battle against raging river(Reuters 1999/07/14)
In the nearby town of Comilla, the floods had left about 60,000 people homeless, and about 20,000 people had been shifted to safety but many more were stranded in half-submerged homes. In the nearby town of Comilla, the floods had washed away 6,000 homes and rice paddy on 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares).
Five killed as Monsoon floods make millions homeless (Deutsche Presse Agentur 1999/07/13)
An estimated five million people were forced to abandon their homes due to the floods.
About 40,000 people took shelter in makeshift relief camps in the eastern Comilla district .


Bangladesh - Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 2(1999/07/13)
4,000 families have reportedly become homeless in Bagutia Bazar.
Some roads of Sunamganj District have gone under water, causing disruption of traffic.

Heavy downpour triggers fresh flood(Action by Churches Together 1999/07/12)


Water borne diseases, fever, influenza and stomach ailments have been reported from many places.
Reuters (1999/07/12) Bangladesh braces for floods as rivers rise
Early monsoon floods killed at least 19 people and left thousands homeless in the country's southeastern districts late last month.






Bangladesh - Floods: OCHA Situation Report No. 1 (1999/07/07)
More than 400,000 people are marooned in Chittagong and Cox's Bazaar. Over 900 mud houses were destroyed in the Chittagong district, 4,000 ha of crop were affected, 870 mud roads and 100 metalled roads were damaged.
Standing crops in 20,000 acres of land in Sandwip have gone under water.
In Rajshahi district, over 10,000 ha of land and 500 acres of seedbeds have been washed away.

Agence France-Presse (1999/07/06) Two million flood-hit Bangladeshis need help
The death toll from rain-triggered floods in northern and central Bangladesh rose to 18 at weekend.
Some 20,000 families accounting for 100,000 people were worst-hit, with their homes submerged by water and mud slides.


Deutsche Presse Agentur (1999/06/27) 18 killed, villagers stranded in Bangladesh floods
Eight people were drowned in the flooded Halda river.
Five others were buried alive in Satkania town after a mudslide smashed their fragile shacks.




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Emergency Relief Information
  • OCHA Situation Report No.2 1999/07/13
    13 MT of rice, 2.5 MT of dal (lentil), 16 bales of clothes, 400 aluminium drinking mugs and 10 rolls of plastic sheets, were distributed by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society to the worst affected people.
  • IFRC 1999/07/06
    The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society has sent the following relief materials to nine districts: Rice 16,500(kg)
    Dal 2,200(kg)
    Old clothing 1,000(pc)
    Tiffin carrier 250(pc)