Kazakhstan: Flash Floods - Apr 2015

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Past disaster
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FL-2015-000039-KAZ

Disaster description

A sudden rise of temperature in central and eastern Kazakhstan resulted in the fast melting of snow that caused floods on 8-9 Apr 2015. A state of emergency was declared in the regions of Akmola, Karaganda and Pavlodar, situated in the eastern and northern parts of Kazakhstan. The floods destroyed several villages, transportation infrastructure and bridges and disrupted electricity and water supplies. More than 12,000 people were evacuated. Five districts were affected in Karaganda region alone; the total number of the affected people is 12,670, and over 11,000 people have been evacuated from their homes after more than 1,700 houses in 35 settlements were flooded and damaged. Two unconfirmed deaths have also been reported in Karaganda region. Hundreds of people have been displaced in the other four affected regions as well. (IFRC, 20 Apr 2015)

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