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14 Nov 2000 description
report GOAL

Called a 'Super Cyclone' by the media on account of its intensity, India's severest cyclone since 1971, hit the coastal belt of Orissa on October 29th 1999. Winds of up to 155 mph and a 20 feet tidal surge followed by days of torrential rains left a trail of unprecedented devastation.

08 Dec 1999 description
report Oxfam


14 Oct 1999 description

Ref. OCHA/GVA - 99/0179
India - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 1

12 Oct 1999 description

At the best of times the burgeoning population of Calcutta's shanty towns face extreme hardship in their daily existence. The settlements known as Tangra and Topsia are home to over 55,000 people, all of whom eke out a living amidst squalid conditions.

10 Oct 1999 description

In recent weeks torrential monsoon rains have inundated huge areas across three States in Western India, causing the deaths of 200 people. Almost 200,000 people lost their homes and more than 9 million people have been directly affected in the States of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. The Indian Red Cross was quick to respond to the emergency, despatching medical teams and rushing relief assistance to the stricken areas.

28 Sep 1999 description

Up to 10 million affected, ..15 West Bengal Districts submerged, ..Calcutta reels under Water
Geneva, 28 September 1999