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India: Flood: 2005/10/23 Country Information on DRR

Period 2005/10/23
Country or District India
Event Type Flood
Outline Tens of thousands of people were marooned by flooding in eastern India on Saturday after three days of torrential rains that killed at least 10 people, officials said.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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BBC News 2005/11/08
Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu because of worsening flooding. Hundreds of villages in northern and central part of the state are under several feet of water.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/10/29
Five die as storm crosses southern India coast

BBC News 2005/10/28
Thousands of people living along the south-east Indian coast have been evacuated ahead of a cyclone bearing down from the Bay of Bengal. Winds of 70 to 100 km/h (45 to 60 mph) and heavy rains are disrupting life in the area. More than 100 people have died in several days of heavy rain in the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/10/27
1. A deep depression developed over southwestern Bay of Bengal and has intensified into a cyclonic depression and is moving in a northwesterly direction. Under its influence, widespread heavy rainfall with strong wind with speeds of up to 65 km/h have occurred over southern States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal and Orissa. Media reports claim that more than 100 people have died in five days of heavy rains and around 50,000 people have been evacuated. Officials have warned that the depression could turn into a cyclonic storm.

BBC News 2005/10/26
Five days of torrential rain have led to severe flooding in the south Indian states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Several hundred villages in Karnataka are threatened by the rising water levels of the Cauvery river.

BBC News 2005/10/27
More than 100 people have died in five days of heavy rains in the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, officials say. More than 50,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in affected areas of Tamil Nadu. Thousands of people have been displaced and air, rail and road services hit.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/10/24
At least one million people were marooned on Monday by flooding in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal after five days of torrential rains left 14 dead, officials said.

BBC News 2005/10/24
Floods in four districts of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal have claimed 19 lives and left over 250,000 homeless, officials say. Many villages have been cut-off in the worst affected districts of Birbhum, South 24-Parganas, West and East Midnapore, officials said.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/10/22
Floods maroon thousands, kill 10 in eastern India