High-impact of weather and climate events in November 2005

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The information summarized has been culled from international press reports and is indicative only. For official information, including final statistics, readers are advised to contact the National Meteorological Service of the country in question.

Heavy rain, floods, flash floods, mudslides - Afghanistan, Angola, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Turkey, USA 

Afghanistan
At least 56 people were killed, 50 declared missing and more than 1 000 rendered homeless after a severe flood in north-western Afghanistan. 

Angola
The rainy season triggered an outbreak of cholera. More than 1 500 cases were reported in late October and early November.  

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Heavy weather battered the east coast in late October and left more than 7 300 people homeless.  

Ethiopia
Severe floods as a result of heavy rains devastated large numbers of livestock, after a long cycle of drought.  

India
At least 23 people were killed and more than 100 000 evacuated as heavy rains and strong winds lashed Andhra Pradesh state in southern India for three days. 

Indonesia
Some 10 000 people were displaced when a mudflow inundated several villages.  

Kenya
Floods triggered by heavy rains in the north-east and coastal areas killed 23 people and displaced more than 80 000. 

Rwanda
Devastating floods as a result of torrential rain forced a river to burst its banks in northern Rwanda, killing at least 25 people. 

Somalia
At least 47 people were drowned and thousands rendered homeless when two rivers burst their banks as a result of heavy rains. At least 68 people were killed and more than 279 000 displaced. 

Turkey
Flash floods caused by torrential rain killed

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