Kazakhstan: Flash Floods Emergency Plan of Action DREF operation n° MDRKZ007 Final Report

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A flash flood triggered by a dam burst killed five people and injured nine others in Kazakhstan's northern Karaganda region (oblast). The overflowing water flooded nearly 354 houses in Kokpekty village after the dam of a water storage basin had burst at 1:30 a.m. on 31 March 2014. Some 400 inhabitants were evacuated, and five bodies were found by rescuers as the flood water reached as high as 1.5-1.8 meters in the village. In a few days the water drew back.

A special governmental commission assessed the damage on behalf of the Kazakh Government.
According to the results of the assessment involving 401 houses 14 were declared as totally destroyed, 24 were beyond repair and 122 required repair.