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Madagascar: Flood: 2005/03/01 Country Information on DRR

Period 2005/03/01
Country or District Madagascar
Event Type Flood
Outline Five days of unusually heavy rains between March 1 and 6 flooded parts of Madagascar, causing the deaths and injuries while submerging nearly 10% of the rice fields around Lake Alaotra. The death toll has rizen to 13.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters AlertNet 2005/03/15
Thirteen people have died and nearly 9,000 left homeless after several weeks of heavy flooding in Madagascar, its interior minister said on Tuesday.

IRIN News 2005/03/09
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) stood ready to assist thousands of homeless families on Wednesday, after heavy flooding killed four people and damaged rice crops across Madagascar.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/03/08
Heavy flooding killed three children, made thousands homeless and destroyed crucial rice crops in Madagascar, prompting fears of a second year of severe shortages of its staple food. 2005/03/01
13 die in island floods