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Yemen: Flood: 2008/10/24 Country Information on DRR

Period 2008/10/24
Country or District Yemen
Event Type Flood
Outline At least a dozen people have been reported dead and tens of thousands have evacuated an area of Yemen due to flooding after more than a full day of rain on 24 October 2008.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
IRIN humanitarian news and analysis 2008/10/26
Dead: 41
Missing: 31
Destroyed houses: 1,700

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IRIN News 2008/12/08
At least 90 people were killed, and 20,000-25,000 were made homeless by the late October floods.

OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/10/31
The Government of Yemen reported that 73 people were killed, 3,264 houses were destroyed or damaged, and an estimated 20,000 - 25,000 people are in need of shelter.

IRIN humanitarian news and analysis 2008/10/26
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh told reporters on 25 October that so far 41 people had died and another 31 had gone missing because of the floods. Media reports on 26 October put the death toll at 65.

Reuters AlertNet 2008/10/25
At least 41 people have died and 31 are missing in floods that have left swathes of southeastern Yemen underwater, President Ali Abdullah Saleh told reporters on 25 October 2008. 2008/10/24
About 50 people are missing, and more than 7,000 houses in two governorates have been affected by the storms, an official said.

Geographycal Data

OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/11/05
Yemen: Floods as of 5 November 2008

OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/10/27
Yemen: Flood (as of 27 October 2008)