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Ecuador : Flood : 2006/03/17

GLIDE:  FL-2006-000072-ECU

Duration 2006/03/17
Country or District Ecuador
Name Flood
Outline Flooding caused by heavy rains since early February has brought severe damagems to housing, infrastructure and crops in the coastal provinces of Ecuador. Due to the floods 11 people have died, 703 families are taking shelters and a toal of 11,442 families are affected.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2006/03/28
A total of 11,442 flood affected families (approximately 52,000 people) in the provinces of El Oro, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Los Ríos, and Manabí are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and 703 families are living in temporary shelters.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2006/03/17
Heavy rains since early February west of the Andes caused the water level of the Guayas Basin and several rivers to rise, provoking flooding and landslides in 35 cantons of the 5 coastal provinces of El Oro, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Los Rios, and Manabi.