Details of Disaster Information

Pakistan : Cyclone : 1999/05
GLIDE: ST-1999-000178-PAK  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 1999/05
Name Cyclone
Outline On the evening of 20 May 1999 the coastal areas of Sindh province were hit by the Tropical Cyclone "2A" devastating several towns and fishermen communities in Thatta, Badin and Tharparkar districts.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others
ADIC REPORT - The Pakistan Cyclone, May 1999
The cyclone killed at least 400 people, and more than 60,000 people were said to be missing at one time. The infrastructure for water and power supply was destroyed. Also the road and electric communication were cut.At least 50,000 people were displaced to such areas as southern Sindh province. At one time, 13,000 people were living in the camp set up by the army.

OCHA Situation Report No. 2 99/06/03
Loss of life:168
Villages affected:5,243
Houses destroyed:44,149
Houses damaged:63,008

Catholic Relief Services - Pakistan - Sindh Cyclone Update
In total, nearly 660,000 people have been affected by this cyclone. Over 7,000 families have totally lost their homes
Sharif announces grant for Pakistani cyclone victims
Around 25,000 homeless people have been sheltered in 32 relief camps in Badin and Thatta districts, out of an estimated 150,000 people affected by the cylone.

About 50 percent of property, cattle and personal belongings have been washed away or destroyed in Badin and Thatta districts.

IFRC update on Pakistan Cyclone
More than 1,200 people are still missing. Roads have been washed away and telephone poles and electricity lines destroyed.
At least 60,000 hectares of farmland has been seriously damaged and more than 2,000 livestock killed.
The cyclone damaged at least 50,000 houses in more than 600 villages.
Search continues in Pakistan for 1000 people still missing
The death toll range from 231 up to 400. At least 30 per cent of property cattle and personal belongings have either been washed away or destroyed.
AFP NEWS 25 May 1999
The death toll has risen to 235, with rescue workers finding four more bodies in Malak Raj, one of the worst-affected villages.

Around 15,000 homeless people had been sheltered in 24 relief camps in Thatta and Badin district. The cyclone hit an estimated 150,000 people.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) 99/5/24
Rescue workers searched Monday for more than 1,000 people still missing after a cyclone last week devastated southern Pakistan's coast, as the death toll rose to 231, officials and rescuers said. Officials said about 50,000 houses and huts were damaged and around 152,000 acres (60,800 hectares) of farmland had been seriously damaged and probably made temporarily uncultivable.
AFP NEWS 99/5/23

About 50,000 houses and huts were damaged and around 60,800 hectares of farmland had been seriously damaged and probably made temporarily uncultivable.

Action by Churches Together (ACT) 99/5/21
The death toll is yet unknown,but up to 700 persons are missing and 2,000 homes totally destroyed. 40,000 acres of land came underwater causing damage to standing crops and mango orchards.
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Number of lives lost;87 in Thatta 29 in Badin
Population affected;307,000 in Thatta
350,000 in Badin
Number of people in shelters;8,590 in Thatta
10,000 in Badin

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