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Duration 2003/06/18 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. Country or District India Name Flood
Headline(Source, Date) Personal Injury Material Damage 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.
- Flood Situation Report 2003 (as of June 16, 2003)
by National Disaster Management Control Room, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India
- OCHA Situation Report No.2 2003/07/03
A second wave of flooding began on Friday 27 June, currently leaving a total of 440,000 people homeless.
- Reuters 2003/06/25
Fresh floods displace 50,000 people in east India.
- BBC news 2003/06/17
Two of the state's biggest rivers - the Brahmaputra and the Barak - are continuing to rise sharply due to heavy rains.
- OCHA Situation Report No.1 2003/06/13
Since 13 June 2003, the first phase of floods began in Assam as a result of heavy rains.
- Reuters news 2003/06/18
400,000 displaced by floods in Assam, World Vision assessing situation
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Emergency Relief Information
Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center
- Situation report posted by an ADRC counterpart in India
A brief note on current flood situation in India by National Disaster Management Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India