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India: Flood: 2002/07/04 Country Information on DRR

Period 2002/07/04
Country or District India
Event Type Flood
Outline At least two people were swept away by floods in eastern India's Bihar state while more than 8,500 people lost their homes in mudslides and flooding in neighbouring West Bengal. On July 11, 2002, two children drowned in flood-hit northeastern India.The flooding caused by annual monsoon rains have forced 50,000 people from their homes in Assam.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Reuters AlertNet 2002/07/08
Dead: 3 persons

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OCHA Situation Report No.1 2002/07/11
According to the Government of India (GOI), as of 10 July 2002, the floods and landslides have killed 199 people and affected the lives of 941,000 persons.

yahoo!india news 2002/07/11
Two killed, thousands homeless in Indian floods

CNN news 2002/07/07
India battles devastating floods

Reuters AlertNet 2002/07/08
In India, where overflowing rivers have made nearly as many people homeless and so far killed three.

BBC news 2002/07/07
Water from two of India's biggest rivers - the Brahmaputra and the Ganges

BBC news 2002/07/07
Widespread floods in India

yahoo!india news 2002/07/04
Two swept away, 8,500 rendered homeless in eastern India

Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center

Information from ADRC counterpart in India
Flood Situation Report - 2002 (Based on the reports received from concerned Departments/State Govts.) South West Monsoon - 2002