High-impact of weather and climate events in November 2005


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 

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

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.  

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

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. 

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

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

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

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. 

Flash floods caused by torrential rain killed

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