Kazakhstan: Cold Wave - Dec 2012

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Past disaster
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CW-2012-000204-KAZ

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Freezing temperatures reaching minus 40-46 degrees Centigrade hit Kazakhstan in December 2012: a cold spell covered the northern, eastern and central parts of the country. As a result of low temperatures and heavy snowfall there were power supply and hot-water supply cuts in various localities of the northern, eastern and central parts of the country. Over 5,000 people – stranded truck drivers, residents, homeless people and street children – were affected by severe frosts and the resulting hot-water pipe and electricity systems breakdowns and heating interruptions in these geographic areas. (IFRC, 15 Jan 2013)

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