2003 Flood Archive

Last updated 1:00 AM EST, January 5, 2004 by EKA
2003 Global Register of Major Flood Events - Scroll Down and Look For Links to Maps In The Country Column
DFO # Country Detailed
Locations
Rivers Began Ended  Duration (days)  Dead  Displaced   Damage (USD)  Main cause Secondary cause Recurrence Interval (anecdotal)   Severity Class*   Hectares flooded  Hayden Code  Affected Region ( sq km)    Flood Magnitude**  MODIS flood inundation limit
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Notes and Comments
                                       
298 USA Southern California - San Bernadino - Waterman Canyon, Devore Lytle Creek 25-Dec-03 26-Dec-03           2 15                         1   TsoCs              260               0.1   Heavy rain on San Bernardino Mountains deforested by forest fires in October produces debris flow mudslides and floods.
297 Turkey Southern Turkey - Antalya region, Antalya city, Doyran, Kumluca   24-Dec-03 26-Dec-03           3 6                         1   Cs           1,300               0.4   "Antalya received more than its average monthy rainfall in a single day" 5 drowned, several missing.
296 Bolivia Central Bolivia - Cochabamba province - Villa Tunari Chapare river, Espiritu Santo River  22-Dec-03 26-Dec-03           5 35    $           1,000,000                     1   Tsu           8,230               1.5   Heavy rains destroy Chapare bridge, houses and roads.
295 Tanzania Northern Tanzania - Same district, Makanya area, Kilimanjaro Region   20-Dec-03 21-Dec-03           2 0          2,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz              240               0.1   Heavy rains December 20 - 21 cause rare flooding in northern Tanzania. 500 houses destroyed.
294 Philippines Southern Leyte province - San Francisco, Liloan, Punta, San Ricardo. Panaon and Bohol islands
Mindanao Island - Provinces: Agusan Del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao Del Norte. Caraga region. Towns: Surigao city, Remedios Romualdez, Esperanza
Mindanao - Agusan River 19-Dec-03 7-Jan-04          20 200        97,500  $           3,000,000 Heavy rain                   1   Tpz          12,920               3.4   Days of heavy rain cause widespread landslides and floods in Southern Leyte. Landslides blamed on deforestation from illegal logging.
Flooding in northeastern Mindanao destroyed 62 houses and damaged 220. Flooding displaces 26,000 people in Caraga, in Agusan del Norte.
"The weather bureau said Friday's rainfall was 556 millimeters - more than the average for the whole month of December."
MODIS observation of high levels on the Agusan river on December 27, 31, January 5,7.
293 Malaysia Borneo Island - Sabah State - Kinabatangan district - Kampung Pengkalan, Buang Sayang, Muhibbah Hujung, Muhibbah Baru, Sinar Baru, Lokan and Sri Tanjung. Beluran District. Kota Marudu District. Sungai Kinabatangan 17-Dec-03 10-Jan-04          25            2,000   Heavy rain  Monsoonal rain                  1   Tpz          21,720               4.7   Seven villages in up to 1 meter of water since Sungai Kinabatangan flooded its banks on December 17.
Roads, bridges and crops destoyed in Kota Marudu.
1500 evacuated in Kinabatangan District.
292 Costa Rica Limon province - Matina area. Chirripo River 12-Dec-03 14-Dec-03           3 1          2,500   Heavy rain                   1   Tpo              770               0.3   Four days of persistent rains wipe out bridges and roads.
291 Tunisia Jandouba, Benzert   12-Dec-03 13-Dec-03           2 7     Heavy rain                   1   TsuCs           9,920               0.7   Heaviest rains in 30 years on December 12, more than 7 inches along the coast of of Tunisia. Flooding in valleys.
290 Indonesia Sumatra -
Jambi Province - districts of Jambi, Muaro Jambi, Batanghari and Sarolangan. Muara Tembesi.
Riau Province - Indragiri Hulu
South Sumatra - Musi Banyuasin
South Sulawesi Province - Majene district. Wajo, Soppeng and Sidrap regencies.
North Sulawesi - Manado area
Jambi Province - Batanghari River
North Sulawesi - Tondano River
10-Dec-03 23-Jan-04          45 148      350,000   Heavy rain   38               2   Tpz          79,400             21.5 20040050225Sulaw03.290M2.37
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Biggest floods in Jambi since 1955. Batanghari River overflowed. "floods have destroyed about 40,000 units of houses dwelt in by 357,000 people, swept away 114 houses of worship and inundated 48 kilometers of national roads, along with 72 kilometers of provincial roads....  floods also submerged 39,268 hectares of plantations and 36,023 hectares of agricultur land"
11,000 houses inundated in Riau.
Floods and landslides in Majene, Sulawesi. South Sulawesi "Thousands of hectares of paddy fields and cacao plantations were damaged, while hundreds of livestock were washed away"
MODIS observation of flooding in Sulawesi Selatan around Singkang on December 29 and January 1, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 and 23 in areas that were dry on December 13.
289 Thailand Southern Thailand -
Nakhon Si Thammarat - Lan Saka, Muang Phra, Phrome, Ron Phibun
Songkhla - Hat Yai.
other areas: Surat Thani, Phatthalung, Yala, Pattani, Krabi. Chumphon.
  10-Dec-03 15-Dec-03           6 6    $           1,400,000 Heavy rain   22               1   Tpz          23,690               2.8   Several days of heavy rain cause flash flooding. Flooding in Muang district reached levels not seen since 1988. 20,940 families "affected " by flooding in Nakhon Si Thammarat.
MODIS observation of Upper Ta Pi river in Surat Thani (which is normally not visible to MODIS) on December 13
288 Malaysia Kelantan state - districts: Jeli, Tanah Merah, Pasir Mas, Kota Baharu, Machang, Kuala Krai.
Terengganu state - districts: Dungun, Kemaman, Besut, Marang, Hulu Terengganu, Setiu, Kuala Terengganu.
Pahang state - districts: Kuantan, Pekan.
Kelantan - Golok, Kelantan, Galas, Lebir, Semerak.
Terengganu - Dungan, Pinang
Pahang - Sungai Pasir Kemudi, Sungai Pahang
30-Nov-03 18-Dec-03          19 5          3,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz          22,660               4.4   Monsoon Flooding in northern Malaysia. Rainy season usually lasts from October to March.
287 Dominican Republic - Tropical Storm Odette Southern Dominican Republic - provinces: Barahona, Pedernales and Baoruco. San Cristobal, Barahona, San Francisco de Macoris, Navarrete and Sosua. Santo Domingo.   6-Dec-03 8-Dec-03           3 8          1,000   Tropical Cyclone Heavy rain                 1   Tpo           7,220               0.9   Tropical Storm Odette - first named storm on record to form in the Caribbean Sea in December - dumps 7 inches rain on southern Dominican Republic.
286 Indonesia North Sumatra Province - Medan city - districts of Medan Maimoon, Medan Labuhan and Medan Sunggal. Deli River 5-Dec-03 10-Dec-03           6            1,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz              540               0.4   Hundreds of houses inundated along Deli River
285 Venezuela Northwest Venezuela - Zulia state Limon,  Paraguachon 2-Dec-03 6-Dec-03           5            6,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz          11,860               1.8   Three days of heavy rain cause Limon River to rise by nearly 8 meters and overflow, several villages inundated. "The region is home to hundreds of Wayu and Anu indigenous communities"
284 Indonesia Riau province - Kampar regency, Siak Hulu subdistrict: Tanjung Balam, Buluh Cina, Kampung Pinang, Lubuk Siam and Teratak Buluh. Tambang subdistrict. Kampar river 30-Nov-03 6-Dec-03           7            4,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           3,600               1.2   5 villages inundated by Kampar river. 1,420 houses inundated.
283 Australia Victoria - Melbourne's north and eastern areas. Fairfield, Doncaster.   2-Dec-03 3-Dec-03           2 0              50  $         75,000,000 Brief torrential rain                   1   Cp              100               0.1   More than 100mm of rain fell in Melbourne's north and east in two hours - that is the entire December average rainfall. Worst storm in 100 years in Melbourne, and most expensive storm in 30 years. Flash flooding. Freak storm.
"Houses were damaged, contents destroyed and cars floated down streets like gondolas"
282 France Southern France - Rhone valley - Marseilles and Lyon areas. Bouches-du-Rhone region. Vacluse, Ardeche, Charlieu, Avignon, Orange. Herault, Gard, Arles, Ardeche.
Northeastern Spain - Barcelona area
France - Rhone river and tributaries, Herault river, Tarn river. Upper Loire river
Spain - Llobregat river
1-Dec-03 10-Dec-03          10 9        27,000  $         29,000,000 Heavy rain                   2   TsuCs          86,270             13.5 20033411055Loire282M2.30
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200 mm rain in Rhone Valley and Marseilles area since Dec 1. Flood debris close 2 nuclear power plants in Ardeche and Drome regions. Marseille - France's second largest city - declared a natural disaster zone.
December 3 - Rhone river level was at 6.42 metres, its highest recorded level. Dike breach in Arles on December 4. December 5 - Floods recede in Marseille area but continue in Herault. December 8 - town of Arles still partially inundated.
MODIS observation of high levels in the lower Rhone river and delta on December 4, 7 and 9.
MODIS observation of high levels on the upper Loire river on December 7.
281 Columbia Northern Caribbean coast - Barranquilla, Cartagena   29-Nov-03 1-Dec-03           3 4     Heavy rain                   1   Tpo           5,590               0.8   "massive" floods and landslides.
280 Brazil Rio de Janeiro State - Rio de Janeiro city area. Baixada Fluminense region. Novalguazu, Duque de Caxias and Sao Joao de Meriti.    29-Nov-03 30-Nov-03           2 7          2,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpo           3,340               0.4   Heavy downpour kills 7 people in the Baixada region. Flooding and landslides.
279 Honduras Caribbean Coast of Honduras - La Ceiba city and suburbs. Atlantida and Yoro Provinces. Locomapa, Guampa, Guaymas. 28-Nov-03 24-Dec-03          27 7          3,000  $         20,000,000 Heavy rain                   1          1,000 Tpo           5,300               2.4   40 neighbourhoods inundated in La Ceiba city. Goloson International Airport has been closed indefinitely. Flooding on the Lococmapa and Guamyas rivers and their tributaries destroys bridges, highways and aqueducts. December 24 - Three weeks of rain in Yoro province floods 40 villages along Guaymas and Guampa rivers.
278 Canada Ottawa - Britannia Village, Maniwaki and Gracefield Gatineau River
Ottawa River
24-Nov-03 2-Dec-03           9                15   Heavy rain  Dam/Levy, break or release  15               1   TsuCpSs**           1,045               0.7   Unusually high water levels of the Ottawa River. Flooding in Gracefield along the Gatineau River after Hydro-Quebec releases water from Baskatong Reservoir.
"I have lived here for 15 years and I have never seen the [Gatineau] river this bad"
277 Vietnam Central Vietnam - Quang Nam Province. Tay An.   24-Nov-03 26-Nov-03           3 3     Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           3,790               0.7   Flash flooding in Quang Nam. 2 killed in flooding in Tay An.
276 Indonesia East Java Province -  Malang district : Sumbermanjing Wetan, Tirtoyudo and Ndampit   22-Nov-03 24-Nov-03           3 3        12,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz              700               0.3   Heavy rains trigger landslides and floods in 7 villages. 37 houses destroyed. 3,000 families evacuated.
275 USA Maryland - counties: Baltimore, Montgomery. Baltimore, Germantown, Poolesville and Bethesda.
southwest Virginia - counties: Alleghany, Buchanan. Bluefield.
West Virginia - counties: Marion, Raleigh, Wyoming. Kanawha Valley. towns: Hinton, Rainelle, Ruppert, Richwood, Pax, Peterstown, Marlinton.
North Carolina - counties: Transylvania, Burke, Avery, Mitchell. towns: Linvillle, Elm Park, Crossnore, Green Valley.
western Pennsylvania - counties: Blair, Greene, Fayette. Pittsburgh area. Waynesburg.
eastern Tennessee - counties: Carter, Johnson. Stoney Creek, Hampton and Valley Forge.
Maryland - Gwynns Falls, Herring Run Creek
Virginia - Allegehany, Cowpasture, James
West Virginia - Kanawha, Potomac, Cherry, Greenbrier
North Carolina - French Broad River, Grassy Creek
Pennsylvania - Monongahela, Susquehanna
Tennessee - Doe, Watauga
19-Nov-03 22-Nov-03           4 9            250   Heavy rain   38               2   TsoCp        214,000             12.8   West Virginia - more than 1700 homes damaged or destroyed. Highest levels on Kanawha River since 1955. "Some of West Virginia's rivers crested at historic highs Thursday"
274 Morocco Northeastern Nador region, Beni Bufrah region, Zaio. Rift valley province of Al Hoceima    17-Nov-03 21-Nov-03           5 13     Brief torrential rain                   1   TsuCs          21,190               2.3 20033251100Morocco274M2.24 Torrential storms dump 100m rain in 12 hours causing flash flooding. "Artificial lakes at the Mohammed V and Machraa Hammadi dams reached maximum capacity of 331 million cubic meters and 180 million cubic meters respectively". 146 homes destroyed in Zaio town in Nador Province.
MODIS observation of a sediment plume (from flood runoff) off the coast of Saidia, east of Nador on November 21.
273 Spain Southern Spain - Las Marismas - southwest of Seville area.
Huevla area, Malaga
Lower Guadalauivir river, Las Marismas wetlands 1-Nov-03 18-Jan-04          79 3     Heavy rain                   1   TsuCs          13,380               5.1 20033461120SpaMor273M2.26
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No news reports, detected by monitoring MODIS data. Probably seasonal flooding in Las Marismas wetlands on the lower Guadalquivir river . First observation on  November 1. Flooding has grown by November 6. Additional observations on November 11, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26. December 2, 3, 10, 12, 14, 22, 24, 28, January 2, 4, 5, 11, 18. Levels in Las Marismas begin to decline after mid December.
December 6 - 8 - severe rainfall and storms in southern Spain kill two in Huelva area.
272 Sierra Leone Soutern Sierra Leone - Semabu and other towns   11-Nov-03 13-Nov-03           3              200   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           8,240               1.0   Three days of torrential rain and floods leave more than 200 homeless.
271 South Africa North West province - Taung district. Manthe and Manokwane areas.   13-Nov-03 13-Nov-03           1 4     Brief torrential rain                   1   Tsu              460               0.0   Heavy downpours and hail. More than 40 houses flooded or destroyed. Several bridges destroyed.
270 Vietnam Central Vietnam - Ninh Thuan Province (Hai Ninh and Nhan Son districts). Phu Yen Province (Tuy Hoa, Phu Hoa districts). other provinces: Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa, Dai Loc, Que Son, Quang Nam.  Ninh Thaun - Phan Rang River
Binh Dinh - Kon River 
12-Nov-03 17-Nov-03           6 61    $         35,000,000 Heavy rain                   1  see notes  Tpz          38,300               3.5 20033190330CenViet270M2.36 Severe floods and landslides from torrential rains. Up to 20 inches of rain in central Vietnam between November 11 and 13.  Ninh Thuan - 9 killed; 10 missing; over 20,000 hectares crops inundated; 23,000 houses submerged; $11.3 million in damages. Binh Dinh - 8 killed; 319 houses destroyed. Khanh Hoa - 9 dead; 65 houses collapsed and over 440 ha of rice and agriculture fields under water. Phu Yen - 6 dead; 350 houses destroyed; 4,000 hectares rice flooded.
MODIS observation of high water levels in Ninh Thuan near Phan Rang on November 15.
269 USA Southern California - southern Los Angeles area - Watts, South Gate, Compton   12-Nov-03 13-Nov-03           2 18     Brief torrential rain                   1   TsoCs              250               0.1   "Freak" storm dumps 5 inches hail and rain, causing flash flooding. Firefighters had to rescue over 100 people from waist deep waters. "Nearly 130 homes and businesses were severely damaged when more than five inches of rain fell in a two-hour period Wednesday night."
268 Argentina Cordoba province -
Santa Fe province -
Buenos Aires area - low lying areas
  11-Nov-03 13-Nov-03           3 12            900   Heavy rain                   1   TsoCp        297,700               6.0   A series of powerful thunderstorms brings heavy rain and hail to central Argentina. Hundreds of people were evacuated. Low lying areas around Buenos Aires flooded.
267 Caribbean Puerto Rico - eastern parts of the island. Towns: Guayama, Salinas, Maunabo and Santa Isabel. Ciales.
Dominican Republic - provinces: Santiago, Montecristi, Valverde and Duarte. Santiago, Montecristi, San Francisco de Macoris, Puerto Plata, Bajo Yaque
U.S. Virgin Islands - island of Saint Croix
Puerto Rico - La Plata, Aibonito.
Dominican Republic - Yaque, Amina and Yuna rivers.
10-Nov-03 26-Nov-03          17 12        48,000  $         15,500,000 Heavy rain                   1  see notes  Tpo          21,400               4.1 20033291535DomRp267M2.40
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Heavy rains cause floods and landslides. Puerto Rico: "At least 10 rivers throughout the island overflowed and landslides made more than 30 roads and 15 bridges impassable" "The storm has dumped at least 15-18 inches of rain in Puerto Rico and 10-15 inches in the U.S. Virgin Islands since Sunday"
Dominican Republic: Worst rains in 20 years. 50 villages isolated by flooding north of Santo Domingo. 10 killed. 47,270 evacuees. 195,000 "tareas" of crops are lost.
MODIS observations of flooding along the Yaque de Norte River near Santiago on November 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 25
266 Saudi Arabia Mecca city and surrounding villages.   10-Nov-03 11-Nov-03           2 12     Brief torrential rain                   1   Tpu              500               0.2   "The severe weather hit Mecca on Monday and water levels in some parts of the city reached six meters, according to the medical sources" Strongest rains in 25 years.
265 Papua New Guinea Morobe Province - Labuta LLG: Mundala, Bukawa, Waganlugu and Ulugidu. Salamaua LLG and Burum-Kuat LLG.   6-Nov-03 10-Nov-03           5 2          5,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tszo              950               0.5   2,600 people in Bukawa area lost their food gardens to flooding. News report on November 7 says the flooding was 'recent'
264 Indonesia North Sumatra - Langkat Regency - Gunung Leuser National Park - Bohorok, Bukit Lawang, Timbang Lawan, Sampe Raya Bohorok River  2-Nov-03 3-Nov-03           2 165          1,600   Heavy rain  see notes                  1   Tpz              600               0.2   Torrential rains cause flash floods and slides of mud and logs that kill 85 and leave more than 120 others missing in tourist village of Bukit Lawang. More than 400 houses destroyed. Floods blamed on deforestation from Illegal logging operations on steep slopes in Leuser National Park.
263 Taiwan and Philippines - Tropical Storm Melor Southern Taiwan - Pingtung and Kaohiung counties. Towns: Kenting, Taitung. Hengchun Peninsula and Orchid Island
Philippines - Northern Luzon -  Cagayan Province.
Taiwan - Taimali River
Philippines - Cagayan River
2-Nov-03 3-Nov-03           2 2     Heavy rain                   1   Tszo          17,160               0.9 20033060220NLuzon263M2.38 Tropical Storm Melor drops 300 mm rain in southern Taiwan. Flash flooding in mountains.
MODIS observation of high levels on the Cagayan River in northern Luzon on November 2.
262 Hungary Northeastern Hungary - Matranovak village. Barna reservoir dam burst 1-Nov-03 2-Nov-03           2              150    Dam/Levy, break or release                    1   CpSe*           3,860               0.4   Dam on Barna River burst, 150 people evacuated, 25 houses flooded, bridges destroyed.
261 Rwanda Northern Rwanda: Byumba Province - Bungwe, Kisaro and Bwisige
Umutara Province - Rukara
  30-Oct-03 31-Oct-03           2            7,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz                90               0.1   News report dated October 31 does not mention when flooding started. Byumba Province - 60 schools and more than 100 homes were destroyed.
260 Columbia Northwest  - Antioquia, Caldas and Choco provinces. Medellin area.
Southwest - Valle del Cauca province.
Central - Cundinamarca province. Manizales
Northeast - Norte de Santander province.
  29-Oct-03 4-Nov-03           7 16     Heavy rain                   1   Tpz        171,100               8.0   Heavy rains in several regions cause floods and landslides. 70,000 people 'affected' throughout the country.
259 Brazil Southeastern Brazil - Rio Grande Do Sul State - Jacui River and tributaries. Upper Ibicui River. 27-Oct-03 31-Oct-03           5       Heavy rain                   1   TsoCp          73,220               4.4 20033001700PAlegre259Ma2.40 No News reports, may be seasonal flooding. Detected by moniotring MODIS data on October 27 (Jacui River was low on October 24). Additional observations: October 28 with slightly lower levels; October 30 still lower levels. By November 3 flooding has receded.
258 Russia and Georgia Southern Russia - Adygei Republic - Maikop district, Krasnogvardeiski. Adamy.
Western Georgia - districts: Mesti, Tsageri, Tskhaltubo, Ambrolauri . Kodori gorge area. 
Russia - Belaya, Farsa, Laba, Pshish and other tributaries of the River Kuban.
Georgia - Chkhalta and Gvandra
25-Oct-03 27-Oct-03           3              600  $           2,000,000 Heavy rain   50               2          1,300 CpSe          51,610               5.0   Georgia - crops flooded, dozens of bridges destroyed. Hundreds of cattle drowned. more than one thousand people stranded by floods. Kodori Gorge: "most devastating flood in the gorge over the past 50 years"
Adygei Republic - 150 million roubles damages. 1,300 hectares of winter crops flooded.
257 Thailand Southern Thailand -
Phetchaburi province - Tha Yang, Ban Lat, Muang district, Ban Laem
Prachuap Khiri Khan province - districts: Pran Buri, Bang Saphan, Hua Hin, Kui Buri, Thap Sakae, Sam Roi Yot. Chumphon's Tha Sae district.
Ratchaburi Province -
Kanchanaburi - Dan Makham Tia district
Pran Buri dam 17-Oct-03 4-Nov-03          19 3          3,000  $         25,000,000 Monsoonal rain  Dam/Levy, break or release  30               2   Tpz          11,460               6.3 20033010640SThai257Ma2.40 "floods in Phetchaburi were caused by heavy downpour and the premature opening of Kaeng Krajan dam's spillways to drain water and prevent cracking". Worst flooding in 30 years.
Phetchaburi - 24,60 houses inundated. 3 dead, 151,000 rai farmland flooded, 7.046 cattle lost.
Prachuap Khiri Khan - 260 families affected in Pran Buri. 74,000 rai of farmland damaged, 15,365 cattle lost.
Rail travel from Bangkok to southern Thailand cut for three days.
MODIS observations of high water in Pran Buri and Phet Buri area on October 26, with higher levels observed on the 28th. Sucessively lower levels observed on October 30 and November 2 and 4.
256 Canada and USA Western Canada - British Columbia - Pemberton, Squamish, Whistler, Mount Currie, Fraser Valley, southern part of Vancouver Island.
USA - Washington State - Skokomish Valley. Counties: Snohomish, Mason, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom.
British Columbia - Squamish, Cheakamus, Lillooet, Sooke, Chilliwack, Ryan. Rutherford Creek.
Washington - Skokomish, Nooksack, Skagit, Stillaguamish, Sauk, Stehekin. 
17-Oct-03 26-Oct-03          10 4          4,000  $       190,000,000 Heavy rain                   2   Cp          61,820             11.5 20031026Skagit256Rsat "Two sub-tropical weather systems dropped 470 millimetres -- 18.5 inches -- of rain on some parts of coastal B.C. in a six-day period"
British Columbia - Record breaking heavy rain in Vancouver, Abbotsford and Victoria on October 16. Bridge washout cuts access to Pemberton, BC. "It is being called the worst flood of the past century" in British Columbia.
Washington - Skokomish, Nooksack and Skagit rivers overflowed October 17-18. Seattle broke a one-day rainfall record on October 20. Record levels on Skagit River at Concrete.  Record levels on Skokomish River on October 21. Entire town of Hamilton under water. Flood damages have exceeded $160 million.
255 Vietnam Central Coastal Vietnam -  Provinces:  Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Quang Nam,  Quang Tri, Phu Yen, Thua Thien-Hue  All of the rivers in Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh provinces reached highest flood warning level
Binh Dinh - Kon, Lai Giang and La Tinh rivers. 
15-Oct-03 22-Oct-03           8 52        40,000  $         18,000,000 Heavy rain   10               1        20,000 Tpz          10,630               2.1   Heavy rains in the Truong Son mountain range.
Quang Ngai - 17 dead. 52,000 houses flooded; 180 others destroyed; 3,000 hectares of rice and other crops were washed away.
Binh Dinh - 14 dead.  5,500 houses and 7,500 ha of vegetables flooded. Broken dykes on Kon, Lai Giang and La Tinh rivers. 
254 Algeria Berber region - Tizi Ouzou area.
Naama region - Assa, Asla.
Ain Sefra. Saida, Mascara. 
  15-Oct-03 18-Oct-03           4 13                         1   TsuCs          51,770               3.2   Rain and hail storms bring flooding and mudslides; "concentrated mainly in three western regions" "heavy rains damaged roads, houses and crops"
253 USA Southern Texas - counties: Cameron, Brooks, Hidalgo, Starr, Willacy. Towns: Brownsville, Falfurrias, Encino, Rio Grande City. Three Rivers area Nueces and Rio Grande Rivers 12-Oct-03 24-Oct-03          13                50   Heavy rain   36               2   Tsu          62,960             12.9 20032881720Texas253M2.36
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Southern Texas receives 6 to 10 inches of rain, "precipitation was generated from upper-level disturbances moving in from Baja California". Evacuations in Falfurrias area in Brooks county. Encino: "This weekend's flooding was worse than when Hurricane Beulah hit in September 1967"
October 18 - Flooding along Nueces in Three Rivers area worst in 70 years.
MODIS observation of flooding along Nueces River on October 14, 15, 19, 20.
252 Mexico - Tropical Storm Larry Tabasco state -
Veracruz state -
Chipas state - Tuxtla Gutierrez area
San Juan, Usumacinta 5-Oct-03 12-Oct-03           8            1,500   Tropical Cyclone Heavy rain                 1   Tso          14,780               2.5   Tropical Storm Larry brings heavy rains to an already saturated region. Chiapas capital city Tuxtla Gutierrez receives 9 inches of rain, some houses flooded with 1 meter water; several people missing.
MODIS observations of high levels in Veracruz and Tabasco on October 8, 10 and 12 on San Juan and Usumacinta river systems.
251 Malaysia and Thailand Northern Malaysia --
Kedah State - districts: Kuala Muda, Baling, Kulim, Yan, Sik, Pendang, Kuala Ketil and Langkawi. Rantau Panjang, Permatang Pasir, Kota Kuala Muda, Krian. 
Penang State - Seberang Prai province (Utara, Tengah and Selatan districts). Georgetown. Permatang Tinggi, Ara Kuda, Kampung Lalang, Kampung Jawa,
Permatang Rawa and Kuala Mengkuang. Penang island.
Perak State - northern areas. districts: Kerian, Selama and Taiping. Larut Matang.
Perlis -
--Southern Thailand --
Phuket Province - districts: Muang, Thalang.
Phang-nga Province - Takua Pa district
Satun province - 22 villages in  Khun Don district inundated.
Trang Province - 
Northern Malaysia --
Kedah -  Ketil, Selama,  Muda, Lembu, Baling, Bongkok, Teroi Bukit, Sedim, Kepala Batas, Taman Aman, Pantai Johor.
Penang - Pinang, Muda, Kulim
Perak - Bayu, , Kerian 
3-Oct-03 25-Oct-03          23 3        39,000   Heavy rain   15               2        10,000 Tpz          21,800               9.3   Northern Malaysia - Continuous rain since October 2 cause floods in  Kedah, Penang and northern Perak. Seven districts in Kedah State affected by floods; 10,203 evacuated. Penang - 2,600 evacuated. Floods in Kedah described as worst in 15 years. "floods in Seberang Perai were far worse this time than in previous years"
Southern Thailand - Continuous rain since October 2 causes floods and landslides. 7 million baht damages in Muang district of Phuket, 336 houses flooded. 22 villages in four tambons of Khun Don district were flooded in Satun.
October 8 - floods described as "worst ever to hit the State" in Kedah; 303 villages in 9 districts affected; 19,280 evacuated.
October 10 - the rain over the past week in northern Malaysia is the highest in the last 100 years.
october 14 - floods receding in Malyasia. Situation "almost returned to normal" in Penang, evacuees begining to return home in Kedah and Perak.
October 21 - flooding renewed in Penang and southern Kedah.
250 New Zealand North Island -  Kapiti Coast, Wellington area. Paekakariki.    3-Oct-03 4-Oct-03           2 2    $           3,000,000 Heavy rain                   1   Cp              920               0.2   Storms bring landslides and flooding to New Zealand's North Island. Wellington isolated by floods and landslides for 18 hours.
"small township of Paekakariki....was inundated by floodwaters and landslides as the entire normal October rainfall fell on Friday night"
249 Sri Lanka Southern Sri Lanka - Districts: Galle, Matara, Kalutara. Imaduwa, Elpitiya, Nagoda, Matugama, Yakkalamulla.   1-Oct-03 2-Oct-03           2 8        10,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           5,590               0.5   Landslides and flooding. Floods over 5 feet deep in Elpitiya area. 
248 Nigeria Eastern Nigeria - States: Adamawa, Benue -Local Government areas: Numan, Demsa, Lamurde, Shelleng, Borrong, Fufore, Gurin, Villpi, Gyawana, Kiri, Yola Central, Yola North, Yola South, Malabu, Ado
Cameroon - 
Benue River
Release from Lagdo Dam in Cameroun
22-Sep-03 10-Oct-03          19 28          1,000   Heavy rain  Dam/Levy, break or release                  1   Tpz        137,700             10.9 20032801255Niger232Ma2.39
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MODIS observations of Benue river at high levels beginning on September 9. On September 22 Nigeria prepares for an "impending flood disaster", as the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon makes plans to release water. On September 25 Nigeria's Adamawa state reports 25 local governernment areas submerged by the Benue River; at least 203 houses washed away. "properties worth millions of naira were destroyed".  Additional MODIS observations of high levels on the Benue river on September 16, 23, 25, 30. Flooding on the upper and middle Benue river has decreased by October 2 and 4. By November 3 levels of the upper and middle Benue river are low.
247 Italy Central Italy - Tuscany region - Carrara, Viareggio, Pisa and Lucca.   23-Sep-03 24-Sep-03           2 1              30   Brief torrential rain                   1   CpSe*           1,850               0.3   10 inches of rain on September 22 on Carrara city.
246 France Southern France -  Lunel, area between Montpellier and Nimes.   22-Sep-03 23-Sep-03           2 1              30   Brief torrential rain                   1   CpSe*              730               0.2   Lunel town cut off from outside world by 5 inches of rain from a "freak storm", streets flooded to 3 feet deep.
MODIS observations of Rhone delta on September 23 and 24 show it is wetter than on September 20, the storm can be seen on September 22.
245 Indonesia North Sumatra - Medan. Medan Maimoon, Medan Polonia Deli and two other rivers 22-Sep-03 24-Sep-03           3            5,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz              640               0.3   "Thousands of people in Medan, North Sumatra, were forced to flee their homes after the Deli River breached its banks overnight Monday"
244 Afghanistan Eastern Afghanistan - Konar Province   19-Sep-03 22-Sep-03           4 3     Heavy rain                   1   CSs*           1,790               0.6   No exact location given in news report. 3 days of heavy rain cause heavy losses around "the woodland reservoir in the area". Heavy property losses, 3 deaths.
243 Mexico - Hurricane Marty Baja California Sur state - La Paz, Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo
Sinaloa state - Culiacan area.
Sonora state -
Nayarit State -
Nayarit State - Rio Grande de Santiago 22-Sep-03 1-Oct-03          10 2          6,000  $       100,000,000 Tropical Cyclone Heavy rain                 1   Tso        114,000               7.8 20032672005Nayarit243Ma2.39 Hurricane Marty floods La Paz up to 1.5 meters deep, 50 neighborhoods inundated. Severe flooding in towns near Culiacan in Sinaloa state.
MODIS observation of high levels in the delta of the Grande de Santiago River in Nayarit State on September 23, 24, 25, 27 and October 1.Levels on the delta of the Grande de Santiago River in Nayarit have fallen by October 2, and still less on October 3 and 4.
242 Philippines Central Philippines - Negros Oriental province - Santa Catalina area, several villages submerged including Milagrosa, San Francisco and Manalungon. barangays of Milagrosa, Manalongon and San Francisco 21-Sep-03 22-Sep-03           2 9     Brief torrential rain                   1   Tpz              120               0.1   Heavy rains from an inter-tropical convergence zone trigger flash floods that submerge several villages in Santa Catalina. Floods as deep as ten meters.
241 Nepal Pyuthan district - Syauliwang
Rolpa district - Gajul and Dhabang
Jhimruk and Mandavi rivers 20-Sep-03 23-Sep-03           4 18     Heavy rain   40               2   Tszo          48,760               6.1   Days of heavy rain overflow Jhimruk and Mandavi rivers into Syauliwant village. The areas worst flooding in 40 years. Landslides in Rolpa district.
240 China Southeastern China - Fujian Province - Yongtai County - towns of Songkou and Changqing   20-Sep-03 22-Sep-03           3 13          8,000  $           9,640,000 Heavy rain                   1          1,000 Tszo           2,290               0.5   Torrential weekend rains destroy 140 houses and 9 bridges in mountainous Yongtai county.
239 USA - Hurricane Isabel Virginia - counties: Augusta, Loudon. Waynesboro area. Matoaca area. Alexandria. Belle View.
West Virginia - counties: Hampshire, Jefferson. Petersburg.
Maryland - counties: Frederick, Loudoun, Montgomery. Annapolis, Baltimore, Frederik.
North Carolina - counties: Davidson, Transylvania. Lexington. Greensboro, High Point, Thomasville.
Chesapeake Bay
Virginia - Appomattox, Blackwater, South, Nottaway, York. Goose Creek.
West Virginia - South Branch of the Potomac River, Cheat, Shenandoah.
Maryland - Potomac, Monocacy.
North Carolina - Roanoke, Tar. Buffalo Creek.
18-Sep-03 24-Sep-03           7 7          2,500   Tropical Cyclone Heavy rain                 1   TsoCp        171,200               8.1 20030920Isabel239RSat Mostly storm surge flooding around Chesapeake Bay. Worst flooding in history of Annapolis, MD. Rains following Isabel prolong flooding in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.
Radarsat data obtained for September 20 and 21.
238 Turkey Southeast Turkey - Mus Province - Ilica, Derecik.   18-Sep-03 18-Sep-03           1 6     Brief torrential rain                   1   Cs           6,690               0.1   Flash floods triggered by heavy rains drown 6 in Mus province.
237 Tunisia Tunis area   16-Sep-03 18-Sep-03           3 4     Heavy rain                   1   TsuCs              380               0.2   Torrential rains for days. Many areas of Tunis submerged. Heaviest rains in 50 years. On September 24 torrential rains returned to Tunis, causing more flash floods.
236 USA   Pennsylvania -  Chester County. Susquehanna Valley. Avondale, Downingtown. Philadelphia's western suburbs.
Delaware - New Castle County. Wilmington, Stanton, Glenville and Marshallton
Pennsylvania - Brandywine and Perkiomen Creeks
Delaware - Christina River; Brandywine, Red Clay and White Clay Creeks
15-Sep-03 16-Sep-03           2              200   Heavy rain                   1   TsoCp           2,830               0.4   Heavy rain from remnants of Tropical Storm Henri on already saturated ground brings widespread urban and flash flooding. 70 white water rescues in Chester County, PA. Flooding in New Castle county, Delaware described as worse than flooding from Hurricane Floyd.
235 South Korea - Typhoon Maemi South Korea's southern coast. Provinces: Gyeongsang, Gangweon, South Kyongsang, North Kyongsang, Pusan, South Cholla. Cities: Busan, Ulsan, Masan, Yeosu, Gumi. Huan district. Jeju island.  Nakdong River  12-Sep-03 15-Sep-03           4 127          9,000  $    2,900,000,000 Tropical Cyclone Heavy rain                 1        34,000 TsoCp          21,410               2.0   Typhoon Maemi most powerful typhoon to hit South Korea since records begin in 1904, dumps up to 17.8 inches of rain. High winds, landslides and floods cause damage. "The storm destroyed more than 5,000 houses and damaging a further 13,000 homes and businesses. It also laid waste to 13,000 vessels, flooded 34,000 hectares (84,000 acres) of farmland and wrecked 1,487 roads and 1,691 bridges"
234 Thailand North and Northeast Thailand - Provinces: Sukhothai (Muang, Sawankalok), Roi-Et (Salephum district), Yasothon (Kho Nua in Muang district, Pa Tiew ) Si Sa Ket (Kantharalak), Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai,  Chao Praya and tributaries
Upper Mekong tributaries
Mun River on Khorat Plateau.
Mae Lao, Mae Korn, Yom, Ping, Chi, Ing
12-Sep-03 12-Oct-03          31 7        10,000  $           3,690,000 Monsoonal rain                   1   Tszo        314,900             19.3 20032780335MekKhorat234M2.38
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Heavy rains add to already rising seasonal floodwaters in early September. 100,000 rai of farmland damaged in Yasothon.
MODIS observations of high levels on the Mun, Chi and Songkhram rivers on the Khorat Plateau on September 17, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, and October 3, 5.  Levels on the Mun River still high, but much less on the Upper Mekong Tributaries on the Khorat Plateau on October 7. Levels have also receded on the Mun by October 12.
MODIS observations of high levels on Chao Praya and tributaries in northwestern Thailand on September 19, 22, 26, October 1, 3, 8, 10, 12, 14.
233 Vietnam Northern Provinces: Nghe An, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Lao Cai, Ha Tinh Nghe An - Song Con
Thai Binh River
10-Sep-03 14-Sep-03           5 15                         1   Tpz          31,350               2.8   Three days of torrential rain. 200 houses submerged. 40 bridges destroyed in Nghe An. $38 million in property losses and 50,000 hectares crops destroyed in Thai Binh. Thousands of hectares of rice fields and shrimp farms submerged in Nam Dinh. Roads and irragation systems damaged in Lao Cai and Nghe An.
232 Nigeria Northern Nigeria:
Kaduna State - Nasarawa and Mado districts of Kaduna City. Other Districts: Barnawa, Sabon Tasha, Tudun Wada, Kigo, Angwam Rimi, Angwan Dosa, Soban Kawo, Barkin Ruwa, Malali, Kabala Costain, Dirkaniya. Soba.
Kano State - Kabo, Makoda and Madobi local government areas.
Niger State - Borgu, Kede, Mokwa, Azza, Katcha, Baro, Shiroro, Wushishi, Age, Lakpma, Gbako and Edati. 100 villages downstream of Shiroro dam.
Jigawa State - local government areas: Taura, Ringim, Yakasawa, Dabi, Marawa, Zangon Karara, Gabarun, Gagarawa, Birnin Kudu and Iggi.
Niger, Kaduna - Kaduna, Lower Niger river below Lake Kainji.
Jigawa - Hadejia and Jamaare
5-Sep-03 28-Oct-03          54 16      210,000  $           2,570,000 Heavy rain   20               1       177,600 Tpz        134,900             14.7 20032801255Niger232Ma2.39
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Kaduna - Heavy rain for an extended period of time causes Kaduna river to burst banks. At least 30,000 houses destroyed. Floodwaters begin subsiding on September 9.
Kano - 8 killed and 2,215 displaced in 13 local government districts. Millions of dollars of property damaged.
September 13-15 - Shiriro hydroelectric dam opened to release floodwaters from Kaduna river, inudating 100 villages in Niger State.
Jigawa - 900 farms in 8 villages washed away after dam release from Tiga and Chalawa dams on Hadejia and Jamaare rivers.
October 12 - 44 communites in Niger state with 100,000 people submerged in floods "in recent days"; over 80,000 houses destroyed.
MODIS observation of flooding on Hadejia and Jamaare rivers in Kano and Bauchi on September 7, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30.
Floods have decreased on the Jamaare river by September 28 and they are almost gone by October 4.
Flooding continues on the Hadejia river on October 4, 7, 9; decreased levels on Hadejia by October 23.
Observation of high levels on Lower Kaduna river on September 21, and
high levels on the Niger river around the Kaduna confluence on
October 3, 5, 7, 12, 14, 19. 
Levels receding on the lower Niger observed October 21, 23, 28.
November 13 - Lower Niger receded.
231 Ethiopia Northwestern Ethiopia - Amhara State - East Gojam Zone - Innessie Woreda district. Bazza River 5-Sep-03 5-Sep-03           1 7     Brief torrential rain                   1   Tpu          10,530               0.1   Sudden floods on the Bazza River kill seven people.
230 Pakistan Northern Pakistan - Dir district - Warri, Barkand and Gandi Gari villages in Nihag Darra town.   5-Sep-03 6-Sep-03           2 30     Brief torrential rain                   1   Tszo           3,519               0.4   Heavy overnight rains cause flash flooding in Dir district. 30 dead, 20 injured, 6 missing.
229 USA Indiana - Counties: Marion, Hendricks, Delaware, Morgan, Madison. Indianapolis area. Towns: Decatur, Pike, Carmel, Brooklyn, Plainfield, Anderson,.  White river, Fall and Indianapolis creeks. 1-Sep-03 9-Sep-03           9 1            500  $           4,200,000 Heavy rain   100               2   TsuCpSe*          32,130               7.9   "The rain was blamed on an Ohio Valley front that combined with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico" "Rainfall in Indianapolis broke a more than century-old, single-day record for rainfall" "Floodwaters along Fall Creek reached the highest level since modern record keeping began in March 1913" 275 houses evacuated in Hendricks County. 400 homes and businesses damaged in central Indiana.
MODIS observation of high levels on the Wabash and White rivers on September 6, 10.
228 USA Eastern Kansas - Flint Hills and Emporia area. Jacob's Creek 30-Aug-03 31-Aug-03           2 6     Brief torrential rain   50               2   TsuCpSe*           1,170               0.5   Flash flood sweeps seven vehicles off an interstate highway, killing 6 people. "Officials said it was the first time in the 50-year history of the turnpike that particular area had flooded."
227 Italy Northeastern Friuli region - Val Canale near Udine. Ugovizza    29-Aug-03 30-Aug-03           2 2            300   Heavy rain                   1   CpSe*           1,110               0.2   Floods and mudslides after weeks of dry heat."it would probably cost around a billion euros to repair the damage done to homes and property"
226 Haiti Western Haiti - Artibonite District - Saint Marc city Grande Riviere 29-Aug-03 30-Aug-03           2 24        12,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpo              160               0.1   12 people killed, 24 missing in the city of Saint Marc as Grande Riviere overflows, destroying 75 houses and damaging 250. "Officials said a clogged-up sewage system and erratic city planning contributed to the catastrophe"
225 India Orissa State - Districts: Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Puri, Balangir, Sonepur, Kalahandi, Rayagada, Gajapati, Baragarh, Koraput, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Angul. Luna-Chitrotpala, Luna-Karandia and Luna-Paika deltaic regions. Banki. Mahanadi and tributaries. Indravati, Brahmani, Taladanda, Bansadhara, Rusikulya. Naraj river delta. 27-Aug-03 20-Oct-03          55 67   3,000,000  $         55,000,000 Monsoonal rain                   1       450,000 Tszo        117,900             13.8 20032870505Eindia134M2.33
20032840740Orissa225Ma2.37
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Heavy rainfall causes Mahanadi and tributarties to flood; at leat 901 villages submerged. 3 million homeless in Orissa. Thousands marooned on Mahanadi and Taladanda canal embankments. September 10 - at least 1,397 villages submerged.
October 8 - torrential rains from a low pressure weather system on the Bay of Bengal cause more flooding in Orissa - 500 villages submerged.
MODIS observation of flooding in Cuttak area of Orissa on September 7, 9, 14 and October 11, 12, 14. Flooding largely receded by October 30, by November 14 Orissa looks dry.
224 China Sichuan Province - Shimian County, Xieluo Township. Cities: Ya'an, Ziyang. Danba county   26-Aug-03 30-Aug-03           5 17     Heavy rain                   1   Tszo           6,160               1.3   Heavy rainstorms cause floods and landslides.
223 Russia Stavropol Territory - Budyonovsk and Levokumsk districts - Praskoveya, Pravokumskoye, Gorny, Stepnoi, Vinogradny.    27-Aug-03 29-Aug-03           3              200   Brief torrential rain                   1   CpSe*          11,780               1.2   Overnight torrential rains inundate more than 260 houses in five villages, 9 destroyed, 40 houses on verge of collapse.
222 Romania Southeastern Romania - Jurilovca, Visina   27-Aug-03 27-Aug-03           1 2     Brief torrential rain                   1   CpSe*              370               0.0   Two hours of rain from a "sudden storm" flooded 50 houses and submerged 20 km of roads
221 Kenya Western Kenya - Busia - Budalangi Division of Siaya District. Ugenya and Alego-Usonga constituencies. Bunyala South. villages neighbouring the Yala Swamp. Nzoia, Yala 26-Aug-03 12-Sep-03          18 1          2,100   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           2,470               1.4 20032410815Nzoia221M2.34 Heavy rains in Cherangany Hills and the Mt Elgon region. Dykes on Nzoia river collapse for second time this year leaving 2500 homeless, most who were victims of previous flooding in April (DFO-2003-099). Sept 4 - over 6,500 people in camps, hundreds of homes submerged. Flooding reported on August 27, no date of the start of flooding given.
MODIS observation of flooding near the mouth of the Nzoia River on August 29, 31 and September 5, 7, 12.
220 USA California - San Bernardino county - Mojave desert - Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree area.   26-Aug-03 26-Aug-03           1 3              30   Brief torrential rain                   1   CpSe*           5,000               0.1   Slow moving thunderstorms cause flash flooding in Mojave desert for the second time in a week. 30 people rescued from flooded homes in Twentynine Palms.
219 China Northwest China:
Shaanxi Province - Counties: Huaxian, Ningshan, Xunyang, Luonan. Towns: Weinan and surroundings, Yongquan, Shangluo, Baoji, Tongchuan, Ankang, Huayin. Baoji,  Xianyang, Chengcheng.
Gansu Province - Qingyang, Pingliang, Wuwei, Tianshui, Dingxi and Longnan.  Qingyang City
Henan Province - dike breach in Lankao County.
Hubei Province - Yunxi County
Inner Mongolia - Urad Qianqi region
Shandong Province - Dongming County
Yellow River and Tributaries
Shaanxi - Weihe river and tributaries, Hanshui, Weihe, Jinghe, Hanjaing
Hubei - Hanjiang River
Henan - dike breaks along the Yellow river
Shandong - Yellow River
24-Aug-03 12-Nov-03          81 123      670,000  $       240,000,000 Heavy rain   22               2       471,100 CSs*        471,100             60.3 20032890310YelloWei219M2comp
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Largest and longest rainfall in Shaanxi Province for 42 years begins on August 24 and lasts through September 19. Landslides and flooding reported one third of the province. Over 50 rivers in flood. 22 year record floods reported on Weihe river on September 1 at Weinan city. Embankments near Weinan burst - 250,000 homeless, 38 dead, 34 missing; 318,000 hectares crops flooded; 11,900 homes destroyed. Heavy rains return from September 27 to October 3 prolonging flooding on the Wei river.
Gansu - 7,575 homes or cave-houses destroyed. Three reservoirs damaged. 13,870 hectares of croplands "affected".
Henan - 17,000 houses destroyed. Dike breach in Lankao county
Hubei - 20 year flooding on the Han River, a Yangtze tributary.
Inner Mongolia - dike burst in Urad Qianqi region near Yellow river causes five villages to be evacuated.
Shandong - Yellow river floods 135 villages in Dongming county for over a month; waters recede by November 12.
MODIS observations of flooding along lower Wei river near Xian on September 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24 and October 7, 15, 20, 21, 22.
Flooding on Wei receding October 27, 30, 31.
MODIS observations of high levels on the Yellow River in Inner Mongolia on September 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 and October 3, 5.
MODIS observations of flooding along Yellow River below Kaifeng in
Henan on October 15, 16, 20, 23, 24, 26, 30, November 1.
218 Kenya   Kerio Valley - Chepsigot Ward   24-Aug-03 24-Aug-03           1              400   Brief torrential rain                   1   Tpz           2,920               0.1   100 families dispaced following a heavy downpour. Houses and crops destroyed - property worth "hundreds of shillings" destroyed.
217 Australia Tasmania - Northern Midlands - Perth, Longford, Launceston area South Esk, North Esk, Meander 24-Aug-03 27-Aug-03           4       Heavy rain   25               2   Cp           3,540               1.6   South Esk River in Northern Midlands at highest levels since 1978 - low lying farmland is flooded.
216 Australia Tasmania - Huon Valley - Huonville, Geeveston.  Huon, Kermandie. 24-Aug-03 25-Aug-03           2       Heavy rain   7               1   Cp                85               0.1   Huonville was hit by flooding for the second time in seven years. Three bridges destroyed. "The combination of torrential rain and king tides caused the Huon River to burst its banks" 
215 China and Vietnam- Typhoon Krovanh Southern China - Hainan - Haikou city
Guangxi - Beihai city
Guangdong -
Northern Vietnam - Quang Ninh province
  25-Aug-03 26-Aug-03           2 3     Tropical Cyclone Heavy rain                 1   Tszo          27,220               1.1   Haikou city knee deep in water.
214 Mexico - Hurricane Ignacio Baja California - La Paz, Agua Escondida, Ciudad Constitucion   24-Aug-03 27-Aug-03           4 2          3,000   Tropical Cyclone Heavy rain                 1   Tso           5,830               1.1   6,000 people evacuated from low lying areas around La Paz area ahead of the storm. Heaviest rainfall on record in Ciudad Constitucion.
213 South Korea Gyeonggi Province - Seoul area, Incheon. Uijeongbu, Pocheon, Kimpo, Paju and Yoncheon
Gangwon Province - Cheorwon
Imjin River 21-Aug-03 25-Aug-03           5 1     Heavy rain                   1          2,800 TsoCp           7,790               1.4   Two people missing. 1,500 homes submerged over the weekend, serious damage to 527 hectares of farmland. Flood alert issued for Imjin River on August 24.
212 USA Kentucky - Franklin County  Stony Creek, a tributary of the Kentucky River 22-Aug-03 22-Aug-03           1 2     Brief torrential rain                   1   TsuCpSe*          10,540               0.1   "storms dumped 5-6 inches of rain on Franklin County in a 90-minute period." Flash flooding on Stony Creek sweeps away a home and kills 2 people.
211 Ethiopia Northeast Ethiopia - Gewanie area. Awash River 19-Aug-03 9-Sep-03          22            7,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz          53,110               7.1 20032450750Awash211M2.28
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Torrential rain since August 19 causes Awash river to overflow. Hundreds of animals swept away, large numbers of properties destroyed.
MODIS observation of high water along Awash river in Gewane area on August 24, 26 and Septermber 2.
210 USA Nevada - Las Vegas - a 10-mile-square area in northwest Las Vegas.
California - San Bernardino county - Mojave desert, Yucca Valley.
  19-Aug-03 21-Aug-03           3 0    $       100,000,000 Brief torrential rain   4               1   CpSe*          34,210               2.0   Intense thunderstorms dump 3 inches of rain in less than 90 minutes; flash flooding, worst since 1999. Water up to 5 feet deep in parts of Las Vegas Valley. 50 people were resuced from swift waters.  "The National Weather Service said the storm developed quickly after air thick with moisture collided with southeast winds from the Gulf of Mexico and California."  A bridge on interstate 15 near Baker, California is in danger of collapse from eroded supports.
209 Somalia Somaliland - Hargeisa, Wajale   18-Aug-03 20-Aug-03           3 1     Heavy rain                   1   Tpz              550               0.3   Heavy flooding has destroyed more than 60 farms. 13 water pumps for Hargeisa city destroyed.
208 China Tibet and surrounding areas.
Qinghai province - Nangchen county, Kyegudo town in Yushu Prefecture.
  1-Aug-03 25-Aug-03          25 1            600   Heavy rain                   1   CSs*        323,800             18.3 20032340440Tibet208M2.21
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Severe flooding and hail storms "in recent weeks". Extensive crop damage.  26 bridges, 140 homes and 62 government buildings destroyed in Nangchen county. 67 houses destroyed in Kyegudo.
MODIS observation of swollen rivers in Tibet on August 2, 5, 6, 8, 17, 22.
207 South Africa Cape Town Peninsula - Cape Town's informal settlements.  Wallacedene, Mooitrap region. Mpingo Square, Nyanga. Mitchell's Plain. Lwandle   18-Aug-03 21-Aug-03           4              600   Heavy rain                   1   Tsu              320               0.2   Heavy rains and gale-force winds leave hundreds homeless.
206 Burkina Faso and Mali Mali - Tominian district, Bamako area, Missabougou. regions of Mopti and Segou. Tenekou and Timbuktu regions
Burkina Faso - Dori and Djibo areas
Niger River and  tributaries.
Volta Noire, Oti, White Volta
10-Aug-03 19-Oct-03          71 31        10,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz     1,028,000             43.2 20032741035OtiVolta206M2.comp
20032691315OtiVolta206Ma2.42.49
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"Exceptional Heavy Rainfall" in the Sahel started in May. "wettest rainy season in the Sahel for more than 30 years".  Water reserviors around Ouagadougou overflowing. "On 10 August, Tominian lost among other things over 700 storehouses; over 2,000 hectares of inundated fields, and hundreds of inundated houses" September 8 - "scores" of people killed in central and northern Mali. 180 homes in Timbuktu have collapsed. Niger river within a few inches of overflowing its banks.
MODIS observations of wet conditions in the Sahel along the Niger river begin in late July. MODIS observations of high levels on upper Senegal river in western Mali on August 19, 26. Wet conditions observed in western Mali on September 2, 4, 9, 13, 17, 18. Conditions less wet by October 24 in western Mali.
High levels observed on Oti and White Volta rivers in eastern Burkina Faso, Togo and Ghana on September 17, 22, 24, 26 and October 1, 8, 10. White Volta lower and Oti river still high on October 17, 19. Oti river lower on October 24 and 26.
QuikSCAT has been showing wetter than average conditions in the Sahel throughout July and August.
205 Russia Siberia - Buryatia region - Districts: Kurumkan, Tunkin and Okin
Irkutsk region - Districts: Usolsky,Cheremkhovo. - Talyany village
Buryatia - Argada, Barguzin
Irkutsk - Belaya, Irkut, Oka, tributaries of the Baikal Lake 
14-Aug-03 18-Aug-03           5              200  see notes  Heavy rain                   1          1,500 CSs**          65,750               4.1   A powerful cyclone arrives from Mongolia on August 13 and brings heavy rains to Lake Baikal area August 14 - 17. "Water level has risen drastically in the rivers of Irkut, Belaya, Oka as well as in some tributaries of the Baikal Lake" Three bridges destroyed;  30 km of roads under water in Kurumkan district of Buryatia. 3 million roubles damages in Buryatia.
204 Philippines Luzon - Pampanga -  Candaba, Masantol, San Luis, Sto. Tomas, and parts of the capital city. Pampanga River  11-Aug-03 18-Aug-03           8        145,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           7,450               1.8 20032240230Luzon204M2.34 "Rampaging floodwaters from neighboring Bulacan and Nueva Ecija caused the Pampanga River system to overflow since Monday despite improved weather" Flooding in 142 villages and 13 towns in Pampanga. 29,400 families were evacuated. Flooded areas under 5 to 10 feet of water. Crop damage P16 million; infrastucture damage still being assessed.
MODIS observation of flooding in Pampanga on Luzon on August 12 and 14.
203 Nigeria Northern Nigeria:
Jigawa State: Hadejia, Kaugama, Miga, Guri, Gumel, Majia, Maig-atari, Krikasamma, Anyo, Gagarawa, Dutse, Marki, Malam Madori, Arafi, Dabar Magini, Fulani Yola.
Katsina State: Katsina city and surrounding areas. Batsari Local Government Area.
Hadejia River  8-Aug-03 24-Aug-03          17 1        16,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz          19,630               4.0   "Thousand of communities lost their houses and farmlands in an oriental downpour in some parts of Jigawa State"  Jigawa: N40 million property destroyed; 1,500 houses and 792 farms destroyed, 16,000 displaced. 480 hectares of rice farms destroyed in Guri.
202 Senegal, Mauritania, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau Senegal - Northern Kanel region, Central Nioro region, Matam region. Kaolack, Kaffrine. Assaba, Gorgol, Brakna and Adrar
Southeastern Mauritania - Affole area, Timbedra
Gambia - Upper River Division
Guinea-Bissau - eastern area. Bafata and Gabu provinces. Geba river valley.
Senegal River and Tributaries
Gambia River and Tributaries
Guinea-Bissau - Geba river
9-Aug-03 5-Nov-03          89 10          5,300   Heavy rain                   1   Tpu        586,300             34.4 20032801135Senegal202M2.23
20032801135Gambia202M2.48
20032321135Senegal202M2.32
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"Exceptional Heavy Rainfall" in the Sahel started in May. "wettest rainy season in the Sahel for more than 30 years"
Senegal: Torrential rainstorms kill 7. 152 mm of rain in 24 hours in northern parts of Kanel. Roads were cut by flooding, cattle washed away, and food stocks lost in many areas. Septmeber 9 - "The IFRC said the Senegal River was still rising, drowning crops that were in the early stages of germination"
Mauritania: Almost a full years rainfall in 24 hours, houses destroyed, markets flooded. 3 killed in Timbedra. Dyke and dam bursts in the Affole agricultural area.
Gambia: flooding in Upper River division on August 24, September 3 and 17.
Guinea-Bissau: vast areas cropland destroyed in Geba river valley.
MODIS observations of flooding on the Senegal River on August 15, 17, 20, 24, 26, 29, September 2, 9, 14, 16, 25, 28, 30 and October 2, 4, 7, 16, 18. By November 3 levels along the Senegal river are lower.
MODIS observations of high levels on upper Gambia river on Septmeber 19, 23 and October 7.
201 Algeria Central Algeria - Sahara - Reggane, Tamanrasset   9-Aug-03 11-Aug-03           3 13     Heavy rain                   1   Tpu          78,730               3.1   Torrential rainstorms cause extensive damage to residential areas, roads and farmland.
200 Japan and Russia - Typhoon Etau Japan -- Hokkaido - Hidaka and Tokachi regions. Kamishihoro, Obihiro, Niikappu, Biratori.
Honshu - Okayama
Shikoku - Ehime and Kochi prefectures - Cape Muroto, Kochi
Russia -- Kuril Islands: Kunashir, Shikotan, Iturup. Kurilsk,
Hokkaido - Appetsugawa river 8-Aug-03 11-Aug-03           4 11          1,600  see notes  Tropical Cyclone Heavy rain                 1   TsuCpSe*           9,510               1.4   Typhoon Etau delivers several days of heavy rains throughout Japan. Bridge destroyed in Kamishihoro, Hokkaido. "The total rainfall from Thursday until 9 a.m. Sunday exceeded a third of the average annual rainfall in some places in Hokkaido"
Several million roubles damage to Russia's Kuril islands.
199 India Andara Pradesh State - Adilabad district. Talamadugu, Kadam, Ichoda, Indervelli, Utnoor, Rayapatnam.  Godavari River and Tributaries 7-Aug-03 11-Aug-03           5            2,800   Heavy rain                   1   Tszo          21,090               2.3   673 houses inundated.  5 bridges washed away. 2,000 acres of standing crop underwater in Kadam area.
197 Nigeria Northwestern Nigeria - Sokoto State (Goronyo)
Southern Niger - Dosso, Tahouna, Tillaberi and Zinder regions
Sokoto, Niger  5-Aug-03 12-Oct-03          69 7        10,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz        138,900             15.8 20032801000USokoto197M2.39
20032781010NigerSokoto197M2.34
20032691315OtiVolta206Ma2.42.49
20032531015NigSoko197M2.40
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20032301310SokoNig197Ma2.48
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No news reports, may be seasonal flooding, although "Exceptional Heavy Rainfall" in the Sahel started in May. Seven dead and 30,000 "affected" in southern Niger by floods in July. News reports of flood damage to crops in Goronyo, Sokoto on September 18.
High levels on the Sokoto River first observed by monitoring MODIS imagery in mid July, and again on August 5; water levels were much higher when first good data obtained on August 9 and 11.  Additional MODIS observations of high levels on the Sokoto and Niger rivers on August 9, 18, 19, 27. September 1, 3, 5, 10, 17, 19, 21, 26 and October 3, 5, 7. Flooding is less on the upper Sokoto river - first observed on October 3 and again on October  5, 7, 12, 19. By November 4 the Sokoto and the Niger above the confluence with the Sokoto are low.
196 South Korea Northern Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces - Deokpyeong, Cheorwon, Dongducheon, Munsan, Pocheon, Goseong. Yeongseo area.   6-Aug-03 8-Aug-03           3            6,000   Heavy rain                   1   TsoCp          15,060               1.3   Heavy overnight rain from front of thunderstorms causes floods and mudslides in mountainous and low-lying areas.
195 Estonia Eastern Virumaa county - Kohtla-Jarve, Saka.   5-Aug-03 6-Aug-03           2      $             383,000 Heavy rain                   1   CSs**           3,160               0.4   Saka village completely underwater - unknown number of residents evacuated. "the situation is very serious in several parts of Eastern Virumaa"
194 Vietnam Southern Provinces -
Long An - Plain of Reeds, Tan Chau
Dong Nai - Xuan Loc, Long Khanh and Long Thanh.  
Mekong Delta
Tien River
4-Aug-03 8-Aug-03           5       Heavy rain                   1   Tpz          14,420               1.9    
193 Sudan East central Sudan
El-Gedaref  state - Fau area. Riweena, Garia, Dar El Naeem, Old and New Village 16.
Gezira state - Al Managil, South El Gezira, Um Al Qura, East Gazera and Al Kamleen.
White Nile state - Kosti & Rabak areas. Ghoz Salam, Aleya Area, El Kro, El Ebissat, Kenana. Gabalain. Bentiu.
Sinnar state - Dindar area.
Unity State - Bentiu area.
White Nile region, Blue Nile 3-Aug-03 25-Aug-03          23 9        13,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz        118,400             10.8 20032250810Nile193M2.comp
20032230825Nile193M2.29
20032181105Nile193Ma2.36
20032160820Nile193M2.28
El-Gedaref - Heavy rains flood a canal inundating 6 villages and "vast cultivated areas", 3,000 families homeless, 625 houses destroyed, several towns and villages isolated.
Gezira - Torrential rains hit several villages in the Managil district; 226 houses destroyed, livestock killed.
August 19 - heavy rains are continuing, two more deaths reported in Dosti and Rabak.
MODIS observations of flooding in the White Nile Region  on August 4, 6, 11,13, 15, 22, 24, 25.
192 Canada Rural central Quebec - Bois Franc region - Victoriaville area, Warwick, Tingwick, Chesterville. Beauce region. Nicolet River, Riviere des Pins. 4-Aug-03 5-Aug-03           2 0            400  $         10,000,000 Brief torrential rain                   1   TsuCpSs**           1,990               0.3   Four large thunderstorms produce a "sudden but massive flood" Several dozen homes evacuated, 8 bridges destroyed. "Ankle-deep streams that normally trickle past charming green acreages rose to sweep away swimming pools, uproot trees and carry away at least a dozen cabins, trailers and houses"
191 Thailand Provinces: Chanthaburi (Makham, Khlung); Trat (Khao Saming).    5-Aug-03 7-Aug-03           3 2     Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           6,500               0.9   Chanthaburi: 27 villages affected by floods, 2 underwater.
190 Vietnam Central Highlands - Dak Lak province - Districts: Chu Mga, Buon Don.  Ea Wel.     2-Aug-03 5-Aug-03           4 12     Brief torrential rain                   1          1,200 Tpz           3,900               0.9   Flash flooding submerged over 100 houses and destroyed more than 50 hectares crops in Ea Wel commune.
189 Chad Southern Chad - Salamat, Moyen-Chari, Logone, Tandjile, Mayo-Kebbi, Chari-Baguirmi, Batha
Northern Central African Republic - Sibut
Rivers Feeding Lake Chad
Chad - Bahr Salamat, Chari, Logone, Batha
3-Aug-03 2-Nov-03          92       Heavy rain                   1   Tpz        486,600             31.5 20032721210aqChadBenu189Ma2.43
20032561210ChadBatha189Ma2.48
20032520935LChadS189M2.44
20032241205Chad189Ma2.47
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No news reports, first detected in Bahr Salamat area by monitoring MODIS imagery on August 3. In early September the rivers feeding lake Chad in southern Chad and northern Cameroon have also become swollen.
QuikSCAT also shows wet conditions in this area for the week ending August 3.
Additional MODIS observations of flooding in Bahr Salamat area on August 7, 12, 14, 17, 21, 26, 28; September 4, 6, 14, 15, 22, 29; October 1, 6, 8, 15, 22.
MODIS observations of flooding spreading to south of Lake Chad along the Logone and Chari rivers on September 11, 16, 23, 25 and October 2, 4, 9, 11, 18, 27, 29, 31. November 2
November 14 MODIS observation of Bahr Salmat and Chari rivers low.
188 Russia Republic of Tuva - districts: Chedi-Khol and Tandinsky.  Elegest and Bai-Khak settlements Elegest and Duren 29-Jul-03 31-Jul-03           3              600   Heavy rain                   1   CSs**           8,220               1.0   Ten days of heavy rains cause Elegest and Duren rivers to flood two settlements.
187 China Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces - Fugu area. Middle reaches of the Yellow River 30-Jul-03 1-Aug-03           3 2     Heavy rain   5               1          1,160 TsoCp           9,890               1.1   July 30 -Yellow river breached banks in "an unexpected, sudden flood"; caused by moderate and heavy rains in Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces.  The Fugu Hydrological Station recorded its largest water flow ever (13,000 cubic meters per second). Flooding described as a "swift, high crest but was limited in capacity". By the time it enters Sanmenxi Reservoir in Henan Province on August 1 the flood crest had smoothed out.
QuikSCAT anomaly along the middle reaches of the Yellow River in Shaanxi and Shanxi Provinces week ending August 5.
186 Afghanistan Kapisa Province - Panjshir Valley -  Villages: Ghalghala, Shahre Belande Pawat and Aftasyab. collapsed reservoir  29-Jul-03 30-Jul-03           2 30     Heavy rain  Dam/Levy, break or release                  2   CSs*           2,580               0.7   Heavy rains cause the mud walls of a reservior to collapse - a hillside village destroyed  with floods and landslides. 5 people stilll missing, 400 cattle killed. There are conflicting reports on whether the dam was natural or man made.
185 India Madhya Pradesh State - Sardar Sarovar dam at Kevadia overflows
Eastern and Southern Gujarat State: Districts: Bharuch, Vadodara. Narmada, Navsari, Sabarkantha, Mehsana. Ankleshwar.
Narmada river and tributaries
Khari, 
29-Jul-03 2-Aug-03           5 2        14,000   Monsoonal rain  Dam/Levy, break or release                  1   Tszo          12,780               1.8   Heavy rains over 3 days cause more than 50 irrigation dams (out of total 184) in Madhya Pradesh to overflow. Water relased from Tawa Dam in Madhya Pradesh causes Sardar Sarovar dam to overflow.
184 Sudan and Eritrea Northastern Sudan - Kassala state - Kassala city and surrounding area, Hadalia, Wagar.
Western Eritrea - Teseney area, Gash Barka.
Gash, Atbara and Siteet 28-Jul-03 21-Aug-03          25 20      325,000  $       150,000,000 Heavy rain   70               2   Tpz          95,750             19.9 20032271100Sudan184Ma2Comp
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Heavy rain in the Ethiopian mountains causes Gash river to overflow and break flood barriers built in 1988.  680 houses destroyed. "Gash river burst its banks and reached 2.7 metres on 29 July, the highest level ever recorded in the region during the past 70 years". 79 percent of Kassala city flooded, 80 percent of population is homeless (about 70,000 families). August 8 - Gash River remains high and rain continues in the Ethiopian and Eritrean plateaus. Water enters western part of Kassala again. August 18 - fresh flooding reported in Kassala, more than 100 houses destroyed. August 21 - life starting to return to normal in Kassala city.
Worst flooding in 40 years in Eritrea on Gash River; heavy losses in crops, vegetation and agricultural facilities in Teseney.
183 Vietnam Northern Vietnam - Lai Chau province - several districts   25-Jul-03 1-Aug-03           8 5                         1               32 Tszo          12,070               2.3   Torrential rains cause flooding in several districts - 5 bridges destroyed, agricultural losses.
182 China Northeast China - Western Heilongjiang Province. Counties: Gannan, Yi'an and four others Nenjiang river and tributaries
Yalu.
Songhua
27-Jul-03 10-Oct-03          76            1,000  $           6,890,000 Heavy rain                   1        33,000 TsuCpSe*        215,600             20.1 20032380415Songhua182Ma2.38
20032380235Nen182M2.34
20032360245UNen182M2.46
20032360430Nen182Ma2.42
20032310230UNen182M2.48
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Heavy rains July 26-28. Nenjiang River tributary Yalu begins to flood at Nianzishan hydrological station on July 27. Main Nenjiang river "also close to alarm level"  Gannon county - 215 houses and 33,000 hectares crops destroyed. 24 cities and counties affected by floods throughout Heilongjiang.
MODIS observations of high levels on the Nen river begin on July 30. By late August levels on the upper Nen are falling, while the Songhua river around Harbin is rising. By last week in September the Songhua is falling, but there are still high levels around the Nen Songhua confluence throughout mid-October. By November 3 flooding has receded.
A QuikSCAT anomaly corresponds with flooding on the upper reaches of the Nen River in western Heilongjiang Province
181 USA Alaska - Fairbanks area, Denali National Park, northern Susitna Valley. Chatanika, Chena, Little Chena, Salcha, Nenana Rivers. Carlo and Honolulu Creeks.  27-Jul-03 31-Jul-03           5                20   Heavy rain   10               1   CSs**          13,110               1.8   Weekend storm dumps over  5 inches of rain in Denali - Fairbanks area. Fairbanks is close to setting a record for its wettest July
180 Nigeria Benue State - Vandeikya Local Government area. Districts: Mbaduku and Mbayongu. Aya and Be 27-Jul-03 27-Jul-03           1 2          3,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           2,620               0.0   Five villages inundated. Five bridges and 52 compounds destroyed. Agricultural damage. "local government said it would need N3 billion to resettle the displaced victims". Flood described as "unparallel in the history of the local government area".
179 Nigeria Gombe State - Yamattu East and Akko local government areas. Dadin-Kowa and Kumo   22-Jul-03 24-Jul-03           3              160  see notes  Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           1,520               0.4   40 houses and farm produce worth "millions of naira" were destroyed in a flood. Bridges damaged and livestock lost. Damage reported on July 24, date of flooding not given. Area is prone to recurrent flooding.
178 Panama Arraiján  district Jafferabad, Machh, Harnai, Kalat, and Naseerabad 12-Jul-03 13-Jul-03           2            4,000   Heavy rain   30               2   Tpz              550               0.3   "worst flooding to strike the country in 30 years" "intense rain and high tides overwhelmed the Rio Cristal, Rio Caimito, Rio Indio and Rio Aguacate rivers, inundating 12 communities".  980 homes damaged, 5,900 people "affected"
177 China - Typhoon Imbudo South China - Guangdong Province - cities: Yangjiang, Luoding, Zhanjiang, Maoming
Guangxi Province -
Northern Hainan Island - Haikou, Wenshan.
Guangxi - Nanliu  23-Jul-03 25-Jul-03           3 14        30,000   Tropical Cyclone Heavy rain                 1   Tszo          39,470               2.2 20032070325Guangxi177M2.33 Typhoon Imbudo brings heavy rains and high tides to southern China. 30,000 were evacuated from Yangjiang in advance of landfall of the typhoon. 4,500 houses destroyed in Yangjiang city, which suffered 560 million yuan in damages. Record rainfall on northern Hainan Island. "Many cities in Guangdong and on Hainan island were flooded by Imbudo while dykes, reservoirs and houses were destroyed"
176 Nigeria Cross Rivers - Ikom, Obudu, Ogoja, Yala, Obanliku and Obubro local government areas.   23-Jul-03 25-Jul-03           3 5     Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           8,170               1.0   "property worth millions of naira were lost" in a "recent flood disaster". food crops destroyed. Unkown number of people displaced.
175 Venezuela Sucre State -    21-Jul-03 25-Jul-03           5              860   Heavy rain                   1   Tpo           9,370               1.6   215 families homeless in Sucre
174 Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Southeastern Kazakhstan - Almaty area.
Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek area.
  21-Jul-03 25-Jul-03           5 1     Heavy rain                   1   CSs*        131,900               5.8   Flooding and landslides. Homes, roads and bridges destroyed. 30,000 without clean drinking water in Almaty Region, Kazakhstan.
173 Mongolia Northern Mongolia - Provinces: Orhon, Ubur-khangai, Govi-altay, Darhan-uul, Bulgan (Tushig, Mogod, Tseel, Erdene), Hovsgol, Umnugovi (Tsogt-Ovoo), Dornod (Halkhgol). Ulan Bator area (Bayangol, Chingeltei,Sukhbaatar, Songinohairhan, Bayanzurh). Gobi-Altai, Bayanhongor and Orhon-Uul. Chalchyn Gol River in Dornod Province 21-Jul-03 10-Aug-03          21 20            400  $             270,000 Heavy rain   21               1   CSs*        281,900             16.2   Week long torrential rains and hailstorms. Ten killed and more than 100 homes in Ulan Bator destroyed. Worst storms since the 1982 floods. Infrastru ture losses to dams, roads and bridges.
August 22 - Many rivers in Mogolia at or above the warning level due to more heavy rains
172 USA Northeast Ohio - Counties: Portage, Trumbull, Summit, Mahoning, Cuyahoga, Medina, Columbiana. Towns: Canton, Youngstown, Levittsburg, Warren, Hudson, Akron, Streetsboro, Brookfield, Howland, Hubbard, Ravenna, Hanoverton, Lisbon, Knox, Green. Cuyahoga Valley.
Western Pennsylvania - Counties: Mercer, Lawrence, Clearfield .
Ohio - Mahoning, Cuyahoga. Killbuck and Nimishillen Creeks
Pennsylvania - Shenango Creek
21-Jul-03 28-Jul-03           8 3          1,000  see notes  Heavy rain                   1   TsuCpSe*          12,170               2.3   Two days of storms. Major flooding along Mahoning River in towns of Levittsburg and Warren. "I've been here 33 years and I've never seen anything like this, all the storms we're having," At least $1million damages in Canton Ohio alone. More than $1 million in damage to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
171 Ethiopia Northeast Ethiopia - Afar Region - Bure-Mudaitu Wordea district. Gewane to Arsisso. Awash River 19-Jul-03 1-Aug-03          14 2          7,000                       1   Tpz          53,540               6.1   Awash river has breached its banks for 200 kilometers from Gewane to Arisso. Hundreds of homes washed away.
170 Philippines - Typhoon Imbudo Northern Luzon - Provinces: Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Quezon, La Union, Ilocos Norte. Towns and cities; Malabon, Tarlac, Cabanatuan, Guimba, Sto. Domingo, San Manuel, San Clemente, Camiling, La Paz
Mindanao - Provinces: Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat. Libungan
Luzon -  Batacan, Camiling, Rio Chico.
Mindanao - Simuay.
19-Jul-03 23-Jul-03           5 22        20,000  $         20,600,000 Tropical Cyclone Heavy rain                 1   Tpz          63,740               4.1 20032060245Luzon170M2.35 Typhoon Imbudo is the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines in five years.  $20.6 million worth of crops destroyed in Northern Luzon provinces of Cagayan and Isabela; 166,670 hectares. 12 people killed and 11,000 displaced on Mindanao Island.
MODIS observations of high river levels in Luzon on July 25 and less flooding on July 29.
169 Japan Southwestern Japan - Kyushu island - Prefectures: Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Nagasaki - Minamata city, Hishikari, Kinkai Minamata, Hogawachikawa. 19-Jul-03 21-Jul-03           3 19            800  see notes  Heavy rain                   1   TsoCp           8,080               1.0   Foods and landslides. Rainfall totalling 263 millimeters since 7/19. More than 240 houses flooded in Minamata. Damages estimated at 726m yen. "atmospheric air conditions are unstable over a wide area of eastern and western Japan due to the inflow of humid air into a seasonal rain front hovering over the Hokuriku region to the Tsushima Strait"
168 Venezuela Caracas city and suburbs   18-Jul-03 19-Jul-03           2 1     Heavy rain                   1   Tpo              700               0.2   Torrential rains cause river in Caracas to overflow, hundreds of people had to be rescued, dozens of cars swept away.
167 Mexico Southern Mexico - Oaxaca State - Sierra Mazateca area: Santa Maria Chilchotla, Santa Ana Ateixtlahuaca, Eloxochitlan    17-Jul-03 18-Jul-03           2 10            200   Heavy rain                   1   Tso           1,220               0.2   Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain. 50 houses inundated in Eloxochitlan. 9 dead in landslide in Santa Maria Chilchotla.
166 Afghanistan Paktia Province - Zadran region, Sar Hawzah, Gomal, Orgun, Zerok.
Ghanzi Province - Jani Khel, Yosuf Khel, Mata Khan.
Other Povinces: Wardak, Khost, Logar, Kapisa.
  15-Jul-03 18-Jul-03           4 9     Heavy rain                   1   Cs          33,250               2.5   More than a week of rain kill 9 people and sweep away "a great number of animals and inflicted heavy damage to agricultural fields"
165 Pakistan and India Pakistan - Sindh province: Karachi and Hyderabad areas. Districts: Badin, Thatta, Tharparkar, Larkana, Shikarpur, Nawabshah, Dadu, Karachi, Hyderabad.
Balochistan Province: Districts: Jafarabad, Naseerabad, Bolan, Jhal Magsi, Harnai, Ziarat, Khuzdar, Lasbela, Turbat, Awaran, Machh, Harnai, Kalat.
Punjab Province: Districts: Sialkot, Narowal, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Layyah, Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan. Jalalabad, Jhakkarpur, Bhakri, Thatti, Hamadpur, Rajapur.
Northwestern India - Rajasthan State: Jaipur area.
Himachal Pradesh State: Garsa area of Kullu district, Baijnath area of Kangra district .
Gujarat State - Ahmadabad, Valseed and Dahood. Rann of Kutch area: Nakhatrana, Mundra, Bhuj, Gandhidham, Lakhpat. Banni and Khavda region. Rajkot city.
Indus River and tributaries
Jhelum, Chenab, Satluj
15-Jul-03 1-Sep-03          49 285      900,000   Monsoonal rain   10               1  see notes  Tszo        868,200             36.3 20032260840LIndus165Ma2.35
20032240545IndTribs165M2.32
20032200610Ind165M2.24.31
20032170850SWPakis165Ma2.28
20032130605Indus165M2.28
20032120830Indus165Ma2.35
20032010850Pakis165Ma2.26
20032010850LIndus165Ma2.33
20031970605Indus165M2.29
20031960830UIndus165Ma2.33
20031900600Indus165M2.29
20031650605UIndusHM2.27
20031580600UIndusHM2.25
Monsoon rains damaged hundreds of homes and ruptured a small dam in Sindh, Pakistan. Five children killed in flash floods in Rajasthan after years of drought. Flash floods in Gursa valley in Himachal Pradesh kill at least 30 on July 16. July 28 - 5000 villages flooded in Sindh Province. "Meteorologists say this year's monsoon rains broke a 10-year record, with 292 millimetres of rain falling in 24 hours in the district of Badin over the weekend". Rann of Kutch area in Gujarat State received "more than half its annual rain in 24 hours" on July 26. Parts of the ancient ruins of Dholavira in eastern Kutch inundated by floods. Worst flooding since 1994 in Sindh, Pakistan.  August 11 - Sindh: 178 dead; 141,643 hectares crops destroyed; 1,000 square kilometers flooded; worst monsoon in a decade in southern Pakistan. At least 400 villages in Badin district were washed away leaving 300,000 homeless. Balochistan: 400,000 acres crops damaged.  Pakistan total deaths: 231. Floods begin subsiding in southern Pakistan on August 4. August 13 - Chenab River sweeps away 15 villages in Punjab.
August 21 - roads in Sindh province still flooded up to 2 meters deep.
August 23-5 - 23 people killled by flooding in Ahmadabad city and
Gujarat state
MODIS observations of high levels on the Indus river begin in mid June.
Southern Pakistan and along the Indus Valley exhibit wetter surface
conditions compared to this time last year according to QuikSCAT data.
164 China Northwest China - Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region - Tianshan Mountain area, Kazak Autonomous County Barkol.   12-Jul-03 15-Jul-03           4 1     Heavy rain                   1             670 CSs*        103,800               4.5   Continuous rain since July 11. 1,000 houses and barns destroyed, more than 20,000 people "affected" by flooding
163 Afghanistan Central Afghanistan - Bamiyan province - Ghandak Valley - Shibar district    9-Jul-03 11-Jul-03           3 9     Brief torrential rain                   1   Cs           1,440               0.4   50 houses destroyed, 24 people missing in "recent heavy flooding"
162 Burma Irawaddy River Valley Irawaddy River and tributaries:
Chindwin
2-Jul-03 1-Sep-03          62       Monsoonal rain                   1   Tszo        235,100             20.0 20032190655Irraw162Ma2.34
20032150415Irraw162M2.30
20032030655Irraw162Ma2.37
20031990415Irrawad162m2.37
20031900420Irawaddy162M2.31
No news reports. Detected by monitoring MODIS imagery on July 7. Flooding had increased significantly around Chindwin-Irawaddy confluence on July 9 MODIS image. Flooding along middle Irrawaddy waning in mid August, but still visible in mid-September.
161 Nepal Districts: Baglung, Baitadi, Banke, Bara, Bhojpur, Chitwan, Dang, Dhading, Dhanusha, Dolakha, Gorkha, Gulmi, Humla, Ilam, Jajarkot, Jhapa, Kabhre,  Kailali, Kanchanpur, Kapilvastu, Kaski, Khotang, Lamjung, Mahottari, Makwanpur, Morang, Myagdi, Nawalparasi, Nuwakot, Okhaldunga, Parvat, Parsa, Rasuwa, Rauthat, Rukum, Rupandehi, Sarlahi, Saptari, Sindhuli, Siraha, Solukhumbu, Sunsari, Syangja, Tanahun, Taplejung, Terathum and Udayapur .         Andheri, Kang, Bairagi, Triyuga  3-Jul-03 20-Aug-03          49 217          4,000   Monsoonal rain                   1   Tszo        137,100             14.4   Moonsonal rain causes widespread separate incidents of  flooding and landslides throughout Nepal. Farmlands and dozens of houses washed away; highways, water pipelines and other infrastructures damaged. July 17 -  993 houses have been destroyed throughout Nepal. Weed ending August 1 - 58 more people killed and 30 missing in fresh landslides. Floods have extensively damaged Marsyangdi hydro-electric power station in west Nepal. 30 of Nepal's 75 districts affected by floods and lanslides.
160 Mexico Morelos state - Cuernavaca  area   3-Jul-03 4-Jul-03           2 0    $           1,000,000 Heavy rain                   1   Tso           1,020               0.2   1,000 homes were flooded after rivers and creeks were swollen by several days of heavy rains
159 USA Indiana - Counties: Carroll,  Adams, Cass, Howard, Tipton, Wells, Miami, Boone, Jennings, Clay, Tippecanoe.  Lafayette, Fort Wayne, Decatur, Huntington .
Ohio - Counties: Mercer, Auglaize, Van Wert, Darke, Shelby, Logan, Hamilton . Rockford, Montezuma, Celina, Miamitown.
Illinois - 
Indiana - Wabash, White, Mississinewa, St. Mary's, Eel, White, Tippecanoe, Muscatatuck, West Fork Whitewater. Wildcat, Deer and Pipe Creeks.
Ohio - St. Marys, Chagrin, Blanchard, Maumee, Miami, Pike, Scioto, Warren, Great Miami, Sandusky and White (West Fork) Rivers.
Illinois - Wabash, White, Embarras, Iroquois
5-Jul-03 21-Jul-03          17 3          1,200  $       106,000,000 Heavy rain   90               2   TsuCpSe*        150,500             22.0 20031981635UWabash159M2.48
20031981640LWabash159M2.48
20031941840Indiana159Ma2.46
20031921850Indiana159Ma2.44
20031891645Indiana159M2.44
Several days of severe thunderstorms.  Wabash River at Lafayette, IN  at the highest level since February 1959. Wildcat Creek in Kokomo highest levels since 1958. St. Marys River south of Fort Wayne hit a record flood level of 26.54 feet Tuesday, passing the mark of 26.5 feet set in 1913. Levels on parts of the White River are as high as they've been since 1929. $100 million crop damage in Indiana. 1300 homes in Indiana damaged by floods. 250 damaged or destroyed homes in Ohio. "flooding along the St. Marys in the Summit City was "in the range" of a 100-year flood"
MODIS observation of high water on Wabash River on July 8. High water observed on Wabash and White rivers on July 12 and 13.
QuikSCATshows new anomalies in central Ohio week ending July 3.
158 Afghanistan Central Afghanistan - Logar Province - Mohammad Agha district.    5-Jul-03 6-Jul-03           2 2            280   Brief torrential rain                   1             100 Cs           1,490               0.3   70 houses destroyed and 100 hectares of agricultural land damaged, 50 head of cattle killed. 
157 Afghanistan Northeast Afghanistan - Takhar Province - Shurto and 5 other villages.   2-Jul-03 5-Jul-03           4                           1   Cs           4,100               0.9   "river floods have endangered the lives of hundreds of people living along the river, and that people in at least five villages are feared to have been displaced"
156 Uganda Eastern Uganda - Mbale area - Bubulo county - Buwabwala sub-county, Busiu and Bukibino Manafa River 1-Jul-03 3-Jul-03           3 20            700   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz              960               0.3   Three weeks of continuous rain in Mbale area. Landslides and flooding.
155 China Eastern China
Anhui Province - counties: Funan, Huoqiu, Yingshang, Chuxian.  - Wangjiaba, Mengwa, Bengbu.
Henan Province - counties: Xixian, Xuyi.
Jiangsu Province - Huaiyuan City. Hongze Lake area.
Huaihe River and tributaries: Chu, Pihe, Huaihongxin 1-Jul-03 7-Aug-03          38 18   1,600,000  $       400,000,000 Heavy rain  Dam/Levy, break or release  12               2  10,000,000 Tszo        108,400             24.0 20032890310YangtzeHuaiM2c
20032110255Huai155M2.41
20032090310Huai155M2.41
20032040250Huai155M2.35
20031930310Huai155M2.39
20031880250Anhui155M2.28
20031790300Hauihe155M2.30
Heavy rain since June 21. July 3 - floodgates at Wangjiaba are opened for the 13th time since 1949 inundating 12,000 ha farmland, most serious flooding on Hauihe in 12 years. 20,000 evacuated before the flood water was diverted. July 6 - record level on  Huaihe river: 26.22 metres at the Lutaizi (previous record 26m in 1991). Major dike on Tangduo lake blasted.
July 7-  32,000 homes destroyed and a further 120,000 damaged; 5,700 villages inundated. Highest levels since 1949 in Xuyi county, Jiangsu. July 14 - Huaihe River dropping in Anhui, still rising in Jiangsu. Huaihe river below "danger level" on July 16. Total damages are less than 1991 flood despite record high levels. Total of nine diversion areas used in flooding.
July 21-23 - Haui River is rising again, well above "warning level" due to more rain in upper reaches. Haui falls below "danger level" on July 28.
August 3 - flood emergency declared over on Hongze Lake and lower reaches of Huai River, however hundreds of thousands are still unable to return home for another 20 days.
MODIS observation of high water on Huai River begin on June 28;
additional observations on July 7, 12, 23 and 25.
154 Uruguay Southern and eastern Uruguay - Canelones state    28-Jun-03 2-Jul-03           5 1            300   Heavy rain                   1   TsoCp           6,900               1.3   June 30: Heavy storms in southern and eastern Uruguay since June 27. "floods have swept off large areas of crops and interrupted land transport"
153 New Zealand South Island: Nelson region, Tasman District - Nelson, Richmond, Brightwater, Wakefield, Hope, Motueka. Maitai Valley   28-Jun-03 30-Jun-03           3 0     Heavy rain   10               1   Cp           1,770               0.5   Wettest June since 1941: "rain began about 3pm on Saturday and helped push the total June rainfall to a record 196.7mm, as measured at Stoke". ''It is the worst flooding I have seen in about 10 years.''
152 Iran Mazandaran Province in northern Iran. Tonkabon area. Dow-Hezar and Seh-Hezar rivers 26-Jun-03 26-Jun-03           1       Brief torrential rain  Snowmelt                  1   Cs           1,090               0.0   Overnight rains flood 4 villages, roads washed away leaving 20 villages isolated. "The overnight flood might partially have been resulted from the icebergs on the heights of Takht-e Soleyman area, which are melted due to recent increase in temperature,"
151 Afghanistan Northeastern Afghanistan - Northern Badakhshan province bordering Tajikstan - Darwaz District   25-Jun-03 26-Jun-03           2                           1 see notes Cs           2,780               0.4   Serious damage to six villages. One thousand jeribs of agricultural land destroyed. 30 water mills destroyed.
150 Philippines Mindanao Island - Maguindanao Province. Datu Odin Sinsuat town near Cotabato. Brar river 25-Jun-03 26-Jun-03           2 2        10,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           1,180               0.2   Flash flooding destroys 500 houses.
149 Guatemala Guatemala city area   25-Jun-03 30-Jun-03           6 3              40   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz              150               0.2   Landslides and flooding.  10 houses damaged, bridge destroyed
148 USA Upper Midwest:
Kansas - Republic and Washington Counties. Scandia
Nebraska - Counties: Thayer, Fillmore and Nuckolls. Deshler. Hubbell. 
Kansas - Republican River
Nebraska - Little Blue River
South Dakota - Little Sioux River
23-Jun-03 26-Jun-03           4 1    $                     15 Heavy rain   see notes               1   TsuCpSe*          34,060               2.6 20031771935Kansas148Ma2.47 Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and hail. Major flash flooding from over 9 inches of rain in Thayer, Fillmore and Nuckolls Counties in Nebraska; evacuations in Thayer county. Major flooding on the Republican River at Scandia, Kansas. Major agricultural flooding on the Little Sioux River, South Dakota. Hubell, Nebraska: "This is probably the worst flooding that's ever been around these parts"
QuikSCAT shows new anomalies in upper midwest region week ending June 25.
147 China Eastern, central and southern China - Yangtze basin
Zhejiang Province - Jinyun County - Lishui city.
Jiangxi  Province - Xinjian county. Nanchang. Northern areas.
Sichuan Province - Chongqing, Ganzi, Aba, Guangyuan, Bazhong, Danba.
Jiangsu Province - Nanjing area
Hunan Province - Huaihua, Zhangjiajie
Hubei Province - Zigui, Wuhan area.
Shaanxi Province - Ningqiang County, Shaanxi
Guangxi Province -
Guizhou Province - Xishui district
Gansu Province - Zhang County
Yangtze River and tributaries:
Hunan - Lishui, Xiang, Li
Sichuan - Minjiang, Wujiang, Shouxi, Qinggan
Shaanxi - Hanjiang
Guizhou - Wujiang
23-Jun-03 28-Jul-03          36 430   1,500,000  $       725,000,000 Heavy rain                   1    1,516,000 Tszo     1,287,000             40.7 20031990545Yan3Gorg131Ma2.37
20031950300PoyYang147M2.32
20031940525YangPoy147Ma2.41
20031930310Yangtze147M2.39
Widespread floods and landslides. Jiangxi: 7,000 people rescued in Xinjian county. Sichuan: 20 dead, 14,000 houses destroyed in landslides. Guangxi: 15 dead and at least 17 missing in floods. Hunan: $ 217 million in economic losses. Guizhou: "mountain torrent engulfed 24 people". Hubei: landslides kill 13, 7 missing. July 4: 21 killed in landslides in Chongqing and Sichuan regions. July 10 - middle reaches of Yangtze River exceed the flood warning level . Yangtze tributary Lishui exceeds 1952 record levels at Jinshi. July 12 - Landslides kill 51 in Danba, Sichuan. July 14 - first major flood crest of Yangtze enters Jingjiang in Hubei Province, the river level is one meter above "warning level". July 15 - Lake Poyang level rises above "alert lines". July 16 - Worst flooding since 1964 in parts of of Sichuan and Shaanxi provinces. China total deaths this year from flooding and landslides: 609. Total farmland affected: 9.44 million hectares (includes DFO-2003-155).
146 India Western India - Gujarat State - Panchmahals, South Gujarat. Districts: Bharuch, Surat, Narmada, The Dangs   20-Jun-03 26-Jun-03           7 4     Monsoonal rain                   1   Tszo          37,670               3.8   Quikscat shows new water in southern Gujarat region week ending June 23.
145 USA West Central Florida - Counties: Manatee, Hillsborough, DeSoto, Lee, Hardee, Charlotte, Hendry.  Sarasota: East County and South County.  Tampa Bay area. Bradenton. Myakka, Little Manatee, Manatee, Alafia and Horse Creek 22-Jun-03 28-Jun-03           7 0            250  $         11,300,000 Heavy rain  Dam/Levy, break or release  see notes               1   TsoCp          18,770               2.7   Heavy rain since June 25 southeast of Tampa. A malfunctioning flood gate on Lake Manatee forced the temporary evacuation of hundreds of people who live downstream from Lake Manatee as the reservoir threatened to burst its banks following torrential rain. Manatee River crested at a record 20 feet at Myakka Head above the dam early Sunday. Manatee River was at the highest level at Rye Bridge since the Manatee Dam was built. A levy break along the Myakka River floods over 35 homes in Sarasota. Record flooding along Myakka River. $3.3 million in damage to seawalls in Punta Gorda Isles in Charlotte County.
144 India Southwestern India - Karnataka State - Dakshina Kannada District - Mangalore city area. Vittla, Bajal, Sullia.   21-Jun-03 24-Jun-03           4 4     Monsoonal rain                   1   Tpz              760               0.4   Thirteen houses collapsed and 170 were partially damaged. Most low-lying areas in the Mangalore area inundated. "severe damage to property" Landslides block roads
143 Bangladesh Southeastern Bangladesh - Districts: Chittagong, Khagrachari, Bhola and Feni . Cox's Bazar, Hatiya Island. Feni river 19-Jun-03 3-Jul-03          15 55        20,000   Monsoonal rain  Tidal surge                  1   Tszo           4,230               1.8   Landslides and floods. A coastal protection dam overwhelmed by waves from Bay of Bengal, 100,000 stranded in Hatiya sub-district. 5,000 displaced in Khagrachari district. 20,000 people stranded in inundated villages in Chittagong district.
142 Afghanistan Northeastern Afghanistan - Northern Badakhshan province - Ragh and Nawsi Districts. villages: Chashma, Asif  and others.   16-Jun-03 21-Jun-03           6 13            100   Heavy rain                   1   Cs           2,650               0.9   News report from June 21 says floods happened "recently". Landslides and floods. 25 houses destroyed in Chashma village. 300 farms damaged and 190 animals killed  in the province. Hundreds of jeribs of orchards and farmland damaged (one jerib is equal to 44 sq.m.).
141 East Timor East Timor (Timor-Leste) - Districts: Cova Lima, Manufahi, Viqueque, Ainaro, Manatuto and Baucau. Suai  town.
West Timor (Nusa Tenggara Timur) - Atambua, Belu.
Benanain river 16-Jun-03 20-Jun-03           5 2            600   Monsoonal rain                   1          1,000 Tpz          12,930               1.8   Hundreds displaced by monsoonal flooding. Homes, crops and roads destroyed. "sudden unseasonal rains"
140 Philippines - Tropical Storm Soudelor Samar Island - Catbalogan
Biliran Island - Barangay Aslum, Naval, Biliran city.
Leyte - Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes and Camarines Sur
Biliran - Binak river  15-Jun-03 18-Jun-03           4 11        70,000   Tropical Cyclone Heavy rain                 1   Tpz          22,830               2.1   Tropical Storm Soudelor causes floods and landslides. Thousands stranded. 16,131 families displaced on southern Luzon island.
139 USA Midwest and East
Ohio - Counties: Butler, Preble, Hamilton, Mercer. Towns: New Miami, Fairfield, Cincinnati area.
Eastern Kentucky - Counties: Estill,  Madison, Perry, Clay, Morgan, Marion, Floyd, Letcher.
West Virginia - Counties: Kanawha, Mingo, Nicholas, Marion, Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Putnam. Charleston area. Wolfpen, Sissonville, Drennen, Chapmanville.
Pennsylvania - Counties: York.
Western Georgia - Counties: Troup, Carroll, Fayette, Clayton. LaGrange, Fayetteville, Jonesboro.
North Carolina - Counties: Gaston, Cumberland, Cabarrus, Union, Alamance, Mecklenburg
Alabama - Pelham area of Shelby County
Arkansas - Benton area of Saline County
Ohio - Pleasant Run Creek
Eastern Kentucky - Kentucky river tributaries, Drowning Creek. Jakes Branch Creek.
West Virginia - Big Seven Mile Creek, Gauley River.
Western Georgia - Long Cane Creek near the Chattahoochee at "highest levels in decades"
North Carolina - Catawba River
13-Jun-03 19-Jun-03           7 7          1,500   Heavy rain                   1   TsuCpSe*          60,610               4.8   In Fairfield, Ohio flood damage is compared to 1979 floods. 1500 people are evacuated in New Miami, Ohio. Nearly 200 houses were destroyed or heavily damaged by flooding in and around Charleston, West Virginia. Flood damage to West Virginia highways estimated at $2.5 million to $3 million. Floods washed away a bridge that had stood for more than 40 years in Cabell County, West Virginia. 
138 Columbia Northwest - Medellin district   14-Jun-03 16-Jun-03           3 2     Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           1,700               0.5   Heavy rains cause mudslides and floods in Medellin district.
137 Columbia Southwest - Caqueta department - Florencia city Hacha River 14-Jun-03 16-Jun-03           3 3          4,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           3,350               0.6   Hacha River overflows in Florencia city inundating 20 districts.
136 Nigeria Kano State - Kura area. Kura and Kosawa towns.  Villages: Imawa-Karfi and Imawa-Kosa.   28-May-03 29-May-03           2 1            800  see notes  Brief torrential rain                   1   Tpz              790               0.2   Flash floods render 200 families homeless in 2 villages. "farm crops valued at thousands of naira were destroyed by the heavy rains"
135 Mexico Central Mexico - Puebla state - Puebla city and surrounding areas Manzinilla, San Antonio and Alseseca rivers 12-Jun-03 15-Jun-03           4              800   Brief torrential rain                   1   Tso                60               0.1   Heavy overnight rains. 500 homes damaged, 200 families homeless.
134 Bangladesh and India Bangladesh: Districts: Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Sylhet, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Rangpur, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Nilphamari, Comilla, Sirajganj, Bogra, Jamalpur, Pabna, Tangail, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Narsindi, Narayanganj, Kishoreganj, Rajbari, Madaripur, Chandpur. Feni, Faridpur. Dhaka area. Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj.
Northern India:
Assam State - Districts: Nalbari, Karimganj, Hailakandi, Dhemaji, Nagoan, Lakhimpur, Kamrup, Darrang, Jorhat, Goalpara, Dhubri, Sonitpur, Barpeta, Dhubri, Morigaon. Majuli island.
Bihar State - Districts: Madhubani, Gopalganj, Sitamarhi, Sheohar, Saran, Saharsa, Supaul, Purnea, Kishanganj, West and East Champaran, Samastipur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Siwan, Khagaria, Katihar, Purnia, Madhepura, Vaishali. Patna area. Munger, Bhagalpur, Kahalgaon and Farakka.
Tripura State - South Tripura District. Battala, Baishnabpur, Chotkhil, and Gangfera.
West Bengal State - Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Malda, Murshidabad.
Uttar Pradesh - districts: Mainpuri, Azamgarh, Etah, Ghazipur, Ballia, Fatehpur, Ankinghat and Paliakala.  Lucknow area. Jaunpur. Turtipar and Rae Bareli.
New Delhi area.
Sikkim State - 
Bramaputra and Ganges and their tributaries
Bangladesh - Padma, Khowai, Dhalai, Monu, Teesta, Dharla, Jamuna, Muhuri, Banglali, Gumti, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Dukhkumar, Shitalakhya, Balu and Buriganga.
India - Assam - Barak. Brahmaputra and its tributaries: Jiadhol, Kushiara, Singla, Longai, Pagladiya, Pagladia, Mora-pagladia, Noona, Khuthimari, Puthimari, Kuhiyara, Singla, Jiabhoroli.
Bihar - Ganges. Adhwara group of rivers. Koshi, Kamala, Balan, Bagmati, Gandak, Burhi Gandak, Mahananda, Sone, Burhigandak and Pupun.
Tripura - Fenni, Mahurir, Gomati 
West Bengal - Mahananda
Uttar Pradesh - Ganges, Sai, Sharda, Ganga, Ghaghra, Gomati.
11-Jun-03 10-Oct-03        122 600   9,500,000   Monsoonal rain                   2 see notes Tszo        702,400             80.5 20032870505Eindia134M2.33
20032840740Ganges134Ma2.33
20032770735Ganges134Ma2.33
20032620510Ganges134M2.32
20032540730Ganges134M2.33
20032330710BramMeg134Ma2.38
20032180445Brama134M2.29
20032170710BramMeg134Ma2.35
20032040740Gandak134Ma2.33
20031880740Gandak134Ma2.33
20031840455Gandak134M2.25
20031810735BiharF134Ma2.32.35.
20031710655UBrama134Ma2.41
20031670415UBrama134M2.38
20031670720Brama134Ma2.39
June 13: First wave of floods hits Assam, India displacing 400,000. June 23: Flooding spreads in northern Bangladesh.
June 27: Second wave of flooding in Assam displaces 470,000. Main Brahmaputra river has breached its banks at several places. Dhemaji district in Assam has been cut off from the rest of the country since June 12. 
June 30: 10,000 people homeless in Tripura and 100,000 people displaced in Bihar.
July 7 - 1 million homeless in Bangladesh and 100 dead; 926,000 displaced and 20 dead in northeast India. July 8 - Bihar: 5 dead, 150,000 people displaced.
July 10 - flooding begins in Uttar Pradesh state. July 12 - Assam: 2.3 million homeless, 20 of 24 districts inundated; 125,000 hectares crops destroyed.
July 16 - Assam: 3.7 million homeless and 22 dead. 2.5 million hectares damaged crop land. Flooding described as worst in 50 years. Bihar: 1.2 million displaced.
July 18 - Bangladesh: 175 dead, 3.5 million homeless, 267,600 hectares crops destroyed.
July 24- floodwaters begin receding in northeastern India and parts of Bangladesh.
July 28 - 370,000 hectares farmland waterlogged in Bangladesh.
August 7 - Flood situation in north Bihar remains "grim" on Ganga,
Ghaghra, Gandak, Kosi, Burhi Gandak and Bagmati rivers.
August 25 - 200 villages washed away in Azamgarh district in Uttar
Pradesh when dam on Ghagra breaches.
September 10 -24 - Flooding continuing in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and
West Bengal states along Ganges river. Worst flooding in a decade in
Uttar Pradesh
September 16-18 - New flooding in northwestern Bangladesh, 50,000 homeless.
October 8 - flooding continues in Bangladesh and northeastern India.

MODIS observations: Meghna river valley flooded and Bramaputra river
at high levels on June 16 and 20. Observations of high levels on Ganges
river begin in early Septmeber and continue through October.
133 Nigeria Jigawa State - Kaugama, Unguwar Tudu, Dankware, Guiwa, Roni, Kanti.   7-Jun-03 8-Jun-03           2            2,000  see notes  Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           5,710               0.5   Heavy rainfall over the weekend destroys over 100 houses, over 500 families homeless. "property worth millions of naira have been destroyed".
132 Tajikistan Sughd Oblast - Penjikent town and surrounding districts. Kuktosh, Shurcha, Kushteppa, Sudjina, Suffion, Mogion, Zebon and Sugdion Zeravshan 6-Jun-03 10-Jun-03           5 3          2,500   Heavy rain                   1   CSs*           1,700               0.7   Torrential rains and high winds. Over 120 houses destroyed or damaged beyond repair.
131 China Central China - Hubei and Sichuan Provinces
Yichang, Sandouping - Three Gorges Dam filling reservoir from Yichang to Fengdu in Chongqing Municipality
Yangtze 1-Jun-03 ongoing          Dam/Levy, break or release   see notes     na    na           9,130   20031990545Yan3Gorg131Ma2.37 The reservoir officially started storing water on June 1. The water level behind the dam has reached 135 meters as of June 10.  When the reservoir is full the water level is expected to reach 175 meters behind the dam, creating a 632 sq km reservoir that will flood two cities, 11 counties, 116 towns and the gorges of Qutang, Wuxia and Xiling. Construction on the worlds largest dam began in 1993 and has  cost over $22 billion. 1.3 million people have been forcibly relocated by the Chinese government.
November 5 - water level at Three Gorges Reservoir reaches 139 meters.
130 Azerbaijan Saki and Oguz districts - Bas Kungut, Bas Zayzit.
Kura delta is still flooded
Qurcana, Kura 5-Jun-03 14-Jun-03          10 1     Heavy rain                   1   CpSe*           2,430               1.1 20031580735KuraIRan130M2.31 Houses and farmlands "seriously damaged" in Saki District. The lower Kura river and delta are still flooded from event DFO-2003-092
129 Mexico Eastern Mexico - Veracruz state - Nogales, Balastrera. Chiquito 5-Jun-03 6-Jun-03           2 4          3,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tso           1,200               0.2   Heavy rain caused the Chiquito river to overflow, which started a landslide that damaged a gas pipeline, which exploded. 300 houses in Nogales leveled by flooding.
128 China Northwest China - Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region - Ili River valley. Counties:  Nilka, Gongliu, Tekes. Ili (Yili)  5-Jun-03 7-Jun-03           3 28     Heavy rain                   1          2,000 CSs*          44,620               2.3 20031580735Xinjiang128Ma2.42 A night-long torrential rainstorm caused floods and landslides in the Ili River valley. 2,000  houses and barns in three towns destroyed. 3,000 livestock killed. 100 cars trapped on a washed out highway. Additional flooding, landslides and mudslides reported throughout the Xinjiang region in the first half of June.
127 Russia Central Russia - Khakasia  Abakan 1-Jun-03 4-Jun-03           4       Heavy rain                   1   CSs**           5,080               1.0 20031540620Abakan127Ma2.39 June 3 - Russian Hydro-Meteorological Committee expects flooding to continue for 2 more days. MODIS obseravation of flooding along Abakan River near on June 3 (Abakan was low on May 30, it has been cloudy May 31-June2) Abakan river low again on June 6.
126 Venezuela Southwest Venezuela - Merida State - Cardenal Quintero.  Santo Domingo 1-Jun-03 3-Jun-03           3 1            450   Heavy rain                   1   Tpo           6,240               0.9   A 16 hour downpour causes Santo Domingo river to overflow. 43 people missing.
125 Moldova Central region of Keleras, Chisinau suburbs   29-May-03 31-May-03           3 3     Heavy rain                   1   CpSe           3,900               0.7   The storm destroyed dozens of houses, devastated many acres of farmland and left some towns and villages without electricity. A dam break in the Chisinau suburbs. 
124 Russia Siberia - Yakutia Region - Yakutsk suburbs. Kapitonovka, ?Darkilakh, Tabaga-Yakutsk, Kangalassy, Zhatai. Lena River and tributaries. 27-May-03 20-Jun-03          25              400   Snowmelt Ice Jams                 1   CSs**          62,480               8.0 20031780355Lena124Ma2.29
20031660320LLena124M2.33
20031660330LenaAldan124Ma2.38
20031650425VilujH124Ma2.45
20031650415LenaTribs124M2.38
20031650240LenaYakusk124M2.35
20031630250LenaAldan124M2.32
20031530400Lena124Ma2.30
Over 100 houses have been flooded in Yakutsk area. Ice jams blasted with explosives near Yakutsk. MODIS observations show spring flooding on the Lena was not as severe as in 2001 and 2002.
123 USA Southern Virginia - Counties: Sussex, Nottoway, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Dinwiddie .  Nottoway, Blackwater, Appomattox, Dan, Meherrin.  25-May-03 30-May-03           6 1     Heavy rain                   1   TsuCpSe*          17,830               2.4   $4 million of highway and bridge damages. The Richmond area has received 23 days of rain totaling 7.92 inches this May -- more than twice its monthly average.
122 Afghanistan Northeast Afghanistan - Baghlan Province - Districts: Doshi, Khost-o-Fereng, Nahrin. Qarqol, Pul-i-Khumri 
Kunduz Province - Khanabad
Takhar Province -
Panjshir Valley - Talkha, Bazarak and Changgram
  26-May-03 6-Jun-03          12              400   Heavy rain                   1             290 Cs          10,280               2.5   Heavy rains leading to periods repeated of flash flooding. Over 100 houses destroyed or damaged. Land mines unearthed by flash floods pose a danger to civilians in Nahrin district. "Large swathes of arable land were also covered in mud in the northeast provinces of Baghlan and Takhar"
121 Philippines - Tropical Storm Linfa Northern provinces on Luzon: Pangasinan, Bulacan, Benguet. Cities: Dagupan, Urdaneta, Calasiao, Manila, Quezon, Caloocan, Makati, Pasay, Meycauayan, Pandayan, Calasiao, Sta. Barbara, Taytay, Valenzuela, Malabon, Pasig City.  Angalacan,  Sinocalan, Banela, Pantal . 26-May-03 30-May-03           5 41          8,357  $           1,000,000 Heavy rain   60               2   Tpz          17,430               4.2   Tropical storm Linfa (Chedeng) causes widespread flooding, landslides and uproots trees. Worst flooding in 60 years in central Pangasinan.  "thousands were stranded in floods " "only 10% of Metro Manila was submerged compared to an average of 20% during large-scale flooding" Damages at P60 million.
120 Iran Northwest Iran - Ardebil province - Meshkin Shahr   22-May-03 23-May-03           2 2     Brief torrential rain                   1          3,500 Cs           2,075               0.3   Floods totally destroyed 3,000 hectares of wheat, barely and lentil farmlands as well as 500 hectares of vineyards in Meshkin Shahr. Dozens of houses and roads also washed away
119 American Samoa Pago Pago. Fagatogo.   18-May-03 19-May-03           2 4    $         50,000,000 Heavy rain   20               1   Tpz              174               0.1   10 to 15 inches of rain cause widespread flash floods and mudslides.
118 Sri Lanka South-central Sri Lanka - Districts: Ratnapura, Matara, Galle, Nuwara Eliya, Hambantota. Ratnapura city. Deniyaya and Akuressa.  Milwala, Polwatta Ganga, Kalu Ganga and Bentota Ganga. 17-May-03 26-May-03          10 266      300,000  see notes  Heavy rain   56               2        53,300 Tpz          13,490               5.3 20031430805SriLanka118Ma2.44 Days of rain caused by a tropical depression in the Bay of Bengal. "worst floods and mudslides in 56 years". Flash floods and landslides in mountainous districts of Ratnapura and Nuwara Eliya. River flooding in low lying districts of Hambantota, Matara, Galle and Kalutara. Flooding in Matara district persists longest, until May 30. $28 million damage to tea crop, the floods destroyed 53,300 hectares of low-grown tea.
117 China Southern China - Guangdong province - Meizhou, Heyuan and Shaoguan cities.
Southern Hunan province - Linwu county. Chansha, Henyang. Huaihua.
Jiangxi province - Jian city. Ganzhou. Guangchang county.
Fujian province - Sanming City. Jiangle County.
Hunan province -  Xiangjiang, Zhishui, Yangtze.
Jiangxi province - Gan
Fujian province - Minjiang and tributaries.
15-May-03 21-May-03           7 83        18,000  $       135,000,000 Heavy rain                   1       260,000 Tszo        317,900             11.0 20031460525PoyangUp117M2.38 19 different counties throughout Hunan have been affected by the flooding. May 16-17 -  2,440 houses and 26,370 hectares of crops destroyed in Guangdong. A levee burst and flooded a mining camp in Linwu county, Hunan. Jiangxi - Water levels in Poyang Lake rose by 1.43 m. By May 19 the Yangtze River had  already surpassed its flood-water point by 58 centimeters. 260,000 hectares of farmland have been inundated in Hunan province.
116 Madagascar - Cyclone Manou Eastern Madagascar - Tomasina Province - Districts of Andevoranto and Vatomandry. Brickaville   8-May-03 12-May-03           5 68        47,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpo           5,280               1.2   High winds and flooding. Bridges destroyed, extensive infastructure damage. 85% of buildings in District of Vatomandry destroyed.
115 USA Michigan - Upper Peninsula - Dead River from Silver Lake downstream through Marquette to Lake Superior. Dead River 14-May-03 17-May-03           4 0          1,752  $         95,000,000  Dam/Levy, break or release                   -     TsuCpSs**              850                -     An earthen dam at Silver Lake partially gave way Wednesday afternoon - at least 1,752 people were ordered to evacuate their homes in the north part of Marquette. 
114 Australia Eastern Australia - New South Wales - Central Coast and Sydney area: Narara Valley, Gosford, Wyong, Wollongong, Ourimbah, Lisarow, Tuggerah, Warnervale, Illawarra.  Woronora, Cooks. 13-May-03 18-May-03           6 0            300   Brief torrential rain                   1   Tso           5,265               1.3   300 students evacuated in Narara Valley. Parts of southern Sydney declared disaster areas. Highest rainfall in 50 years at Royal National Park - 143 millimetres in 24 hours.
113 Iran Northeast Iran - Golestan Province - Voshmgir Dam. Four Bandar Turkmenistan villages inundated.   9-May-03 10-May-03           2      see notes  Brief torrential rain                   1   Cs              360               0.1   "the floods caused 5.35bn rials in losses from destroyed houses and more than 5bn rials in agricultural losses and damage to infrastructural installations in the region" Voshmgir Dam and rivers overflowed.
112 Somalia Southern Somalia - Middle Jubba region. Towns: Bu'aleh, Jilib, Gubato. Jubba 6-May-03 8-May-03           3       Heavy rain                   1   Tpz          33,800               2.0   21 villages out of 33 villages surrounding Bu'aleh town have been abandoned because of the floods.
111 USA Southern USA
Tennessee - Chattanooga area. Columbia. Savannah. Fayetteville. Counties: Lawrence, Warren, Hamilton, Sequatchie, Grundy. Graysville, Waynesboro area. Rivers: Duck, Elk, Tennessee river tributaries, Little Pigeon, Chickamauga creek.
Alabama - Whitesburg. Counties: Lauderdale, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison. Huntsville, Florence, Woodville, Walker.
Georgia - Columbus. West Point. Counties: Troup, Harris, Meriwether, Fulton, Walker, Cobb. Marietta. 
Tennessee -  Duck, Elk, Tennessee river tributaries, Little Pigeon, Chickamauga creek.
Alabama - Flint, Cahaba, Five Mile Creek
Georgia - Chattahoochee, Oostanaula.
Lower Ohio River, Wabash River.
6-May-03 14-May-03           9 3          2,000  $         17,000,000 Heavy rain   42               2   TsuCpSe*        272,100             22.9 20031321650TennAlab111M2.42 Worst floods in 30 years at Chattanooga. Chattahoochee River at West Point highest level since at least 1961. Major flooding in Savannah, Tennessee.
Central Alabama set a record for rainfall in a two-hour period may 7, with 10 to 11 inches falling near the Birmingham airport.  Worst floods in Huntsville since 1990, worst in Jefferson County in 24 years. Cahaba River in Alabama crested at a near-record level May 8.
Columbus, Georgia - worst flooding in 13 years.
May 8 - After several wet days 6 to 10 inches of rain fell in parts of Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia over 24 hours
"biggest spring rains in more than five years and pushed the Tennessee River to some of its highest levels in Chattanooga in three decades"
110 Ethiopia and Somalia Southern Ethiopia - Somali Regional State - main Wabe Shebelle river. Ogaden region.  Gode Zone. Towns: Kelafo, Mustahil, Imi, Denan.
Somalia - Middle and Lower Shebelle regions - Districts: Jowhar, Merka, Qoryole, Kurtunwarey.
  4-May-03 20-May-03          17 106      111,000   Heavy rain   6               1   Tpz          52,990               6.5 20031370725WShab110M2.6100 20031300720WShabelle110M2.32 20031260745Ethiopia110M2.31 Ethiopia - Worst flooding the region has seen "in recent memory". "worst floods since 1997" Five health centres and two schools destroyed; dozens of villages cut off.
Somalia - 750-875 Ha of farmland flooded in Qoryole District.
MODIS Observations - Flooding on Wabe Shebelle visible on May 6.
109 USA Kentucky - Carter County - Grayson and Willard areas. Tygart Creek and the Little Sandy River in the Olive Hill 5-May-03 6-May-03           2 0            200   Heavy rain                   1   TsuCpSe*           4,840               0.5   "damage is similar to that caused by previous floods last year and in 1997"
108 Indonesia Sumatra province - Jambi Province. Regencies: Sarolangun, Batanghari, Muaro Jambi. Jambi city.  Batanghari, Ketalo, Batang Tembesi and Batang Tebo. 3-May-03 6-May-03           4            2,000   Heavy rain   17               1   Tpz          13,870               1.6   Unusually heavy rains at the end of the rainy season. 800 houses flooded in Sarolangun district of Mandiangin. 2,470 acres crops destroyed.
107 Russia Northwest Russia - Arkhangelsk region - Kholmogory and Matigory.  Severnaya Dvina 1-May-03 16-May-03          16            1,600   Snowmelt                   1   CSss**        345,300             16.3 20031250825SvDvina107M2.30 Severnaya Dvina river flooded 133 houses, with more than 1,600 residents, in Kholmogory.
106 Papua New Guinea Ambunti, Angoram, Pagwi. Ramu and Sepik 14-Apr-03 4-May-03          21       Heavy rain                   1   Tpz          24,060               4.7   Heavy rain in the Highlands caused the Sepik River to break its banks and flood villages along the river. "The peak was approximately the same as 1997 but well below the 1973 flood level."
105 USA Alaska -Salcha area, Piledriver Slough.  Chatanika and Tanana 29-Apr-03 4-May-03           6 0     Ice Jams                   1   CSs**           6,720               1.5   Dike break on Tanana River in Salcha area causes major flooding. Ice Jam on Tanana River that caused flooding in Salcha breaks on May 3.
104 Comoros Islands Moheli island - Hoani, Fomboni.   25-Apr-03 27-Apr-03           3              300   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz              210               0.2   Severe storm on April 26 leaves 300 people in 7 villages homeless. Maize crops and cattle washed away.
103 Australia Northern Tasmania - Yolla. Meander and South Esk 12-Apr-03 16-Apr-03           5 0     Heavy rain                   1   Cp           8,760               1.5 20031060010Tasmania103M2.34 Record rains in northern Tasmania from April 11-15. On April 12 Yolla, in the North-West, received the highest 24-hour total of rain (139mm) since records began 96 years ago.
102 Argentina Central Argentiana - Provinces: Santa Fe, Entre Rios, Santiago del Estero. Santa Fe city. Centenario district.  Salado and Parana 28-Apr-03 10-May-03          13 24      161,500  $    1,500,000,000 Heavy rain   475               3    4,800,000 TsoCp        202,800             34.7 20031281415Salado102M2.31 20031271750Argen102Ma2.35 20031231400Argentina102M2.35 May 13 - 67 people missing after floods. Floods receding slowly - 25% of Santa Fe city still underwater on May 8.
Heavy rains - 550 millimeters five days. Salado River breaks record (7.19m) in Santa Fe city (8.0m) - the worst floods in the city's history, which was founded in 1573. 75% of Santa Fe city under water by May 1. "Civil Defence said the flooding was the worst in 100 years" "One-third of Santa Fe province is underwater" - 70% of harvest lost in northern and central parts of the province." 7.5 million acres of farmland are under water.  "the worst flood in history" Displaced persons - Entre Rios: 1500; Santa Fe: 160,000
MODIS Observations - Santa Fe cloudy April 22- May 2.
101 Afghanistan Central Afghanistan - Logar Province - Baraki Barak, Charkh and Khirwar   23-Apr-03 24-Apr-03           2            2,000   Heavy rain                   1             194 CSs*           1,450               0.3   Thousands of people stranded on high ground. Dozens of houses destroyed, 1,000 jeribs of land destroyed.
100 Russia Central Russia -
Kemerovo, Novosibirsk and Tomsk regions. Barnaul.
Ob River and tributaries.
Kemerovo and Novosibirsk - Bolshaya Kamyshnya, Tartasa, Tara.
Tomsk - Chaya.
23-Apr-03 13-May-03          21              500   Snowmelt                  -     CSs**        769,900                -   20031300710ObBarnaul100Ma2.34
20031330555ObThawM2.27
20031350730IrytsBarnaul100Ma2.34
20031360625ObThawM2.29
20031370720ObTribsHMa2.36
20031380615ObTribsHM2.31
20031580550ObTribKetHM2.42
20031670545JeneseiObM2.36
20031710655ObTazM2.40
20031760540UObM2.40
20031830730MidObMa2.48
68 houses in Kemorvo city inundated, Bolshaya Kamyshnya River 26 cm above "critical level". Spring flooding on the Ob river was not as severe as in 2001 and 2002
99 Kenya and Uganda Kenya - Nyanza Province - Districts: Nyando, Migori, Kisumu. Budalangi.  Rift Valley Province - Districts: Nakuru, East Baringo, Kerhicho, Samburu, Koibatek, Nandi, West Pokot.    Western Province - Busia, Trans-Nzoia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Siaya. Sifuno. Eastern Province - Districts: Turkana, Machakos. Yatta. Coast Province - Ndera, Malindi, Garissa.
Eastern Uganda - Mbale district: Namalu area. Bugiri district: Bulidha sub-county. Kampala area.
Kenya
Nyanza Province -  Nyando, Awach, Migori and Kuja. 
Rift Valley Province -  Kositei, Cheptokwo, Nginyang, Iriri, Kimondi, Chesita, Murumi, Swam, Orwa.
Western Province - Nzoia, Ombeyi. 
Eastern Province - Turkwel, Kerio, Tinganga. 
Coast Province -  Tana, Sabaki.
Northeastern - Lak Dara and tributaries.
Eastern Uganda - Amaler and Namalu rivers
21-Apr-03 4-Jun-03          45 77   1,000,000   Heavy rain                   1          1,000 Tpz        291,400             20.5 20031561050LTana099Ma2.42 20031380810Kenya099k.48 20031260745KenTana099M2.k 20031240800KenTana099M2.k 20031240755KenTana099M2k.37 20031330750KenTana099M2.k 20031310805KenBusia099M2.k 20031201115Kenya099Ma2.53 Lake Victoria region has received the heaviest rainfall in 50 years.
May 6 "The floods are not showing any signs of receding because the rains are increasing"
Kenya -  Sasumua Dam destroyed in Aberdare region. Worst hit areas include Budalang'i, Rachuonyo, Nyando, Nyatike, Tana River and Baringo.
Uganda - 5 dead in Mbale district. 130 homesteads destroyed leaving 1500 homeless in Bulidha in Bugiri district.
MODIS observations: Kenya and Uganda have been cloudy April 21-23 and April 26-29. On April 25 Lake Victoria was clear, and the Nyando River was visible, as well as a river near Busia, Uganda - these rivers are not normally seen by the MODIS sensor. April 30 MODIS observation of high river near Busia, May 2 observation of new water in the Rift Valley.
Flooding reported to be "reduced" in Kenya on June 6.
98 Afghanistan Northern Afghanistan - Konduz Province - Khanabad area. Poyen,  Ektash.    21-Apr-03 22-Apr-03           2       Heavy rain                   1             116 CSs*           1,500               0.3   Hundreds of hectares of crops destroyed by floods (600 jeribs)
97 Afghanistan Central Afghanistan - Parwan province - Shomali plains north of Kabul. Districts: Sayyed Khayl, Jabal-us-Siraj.  Ashodoaba.   Delta between the Ghowr Band (Gorband) and Panjshir rivers. 18-Apr-03 20-Apr-03           3 2            800   Heavy rain                   1             160 CSs*           1,760               0.5   Gorband River rose overnight causing flash floods. Three children missing, 200 families had to be evacuated by helicopter from Shomali plains. 200 houses damaged in Parwan. Shomali plains are regularly flooded in wet season.
96 Afghanistan Southern Afghanistan - Helmand Province - Districts: Baghraan, Kajaki. Sokhtray.  Sha Gho (Saghaw ) valley 18-Apr-03 21-Apr-03           4 5     Heavy rain   35               2   CSs*          14,990               3.4 20031130630Afghan096M2.24 20031120855AfghHel096Ma2.29 20031110640AfghHel096M2.25 Days of heavy rain trigger floods. 25 people missing. Farmland destroyed. Roads blocked from Delaram to Helmand and from Kandahar to Spin Buldak.
"District elders say they haven't seen such bad floods in 25-30 years" "Local elders said that such destructive floods had not been seen in the province in last 50 years."
MODIS observation of Helmand River on April 21, it is usually not visible to MODIS.
95 Russia Western Russia - Central Federal District
Oryol region - Oryol, Mtsensk.
Kostroma Region, Kursk.
Oka,  Upper Don, Sura, Desna, Zusha, Dnepr Tributaries. 15-Apr-03 18-May-03          34              600   Snowmelt                   1   CSs**        329,200             20.2 20031071020aqDnepr095Ma2.30 20031070840DonDnepr095M2.22 20031050855Dnepr095M2.25 20031050850Dnepr095M2.27 Level of Oka RIver rose by eight meters over the past few days. 203 houses in Oryol city flooded.
MODIS observations of high levels on eastern tributaries of the Dnepr river on April 15 and 17.
94 Russia Central Russia -
Kurgan Region - Ketovsky district, Galishovo and Konevo-Kazantsevo.
Sverdlovsk Region - Irbit
Tyumen Region - Isetskoye, Begitino.
Kurgan Region - Tobol
Tyumen Region - Iset, Vagai.
16-Apr-03 28-May-03          43       Snowmelt                   1   CSs*        151,000             14.6 20031480655Kurgan094M2.39 20031410645TobolOb094M2.32 20031360815LObTobol094Ma2.37  20031320655Kurgan094M2.32 20031280715Kurgan094M2.30 20031110820Kurgan094Ma2.23 20031070700Kurgan094M2.18  "water level in the Tobol River rises daily by over 40 centimeters"  Ten towns and villages isloated by floods in Kurgan.
MODIS observation of flooding on tributaries of the Tobol River in Kurgan on April 17 and 21. KUrgan area has been cloudy April 23-May 2.
93 Caribbean Puerto Rico - Central and northeast - El Yunque rain forest area. Towns: Las Piedras, Rio Grande, Naguabo, Luquillo, Penuelas, Humacao, Juncos, Fajardo. Guanica. 
Dominican Republic - Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province.
Haiti - Gonaives, Dondon.
Puerto Rico - Gurabo, Fajardo.
Dominican Republic -  Nagua River 
16-Apr-03 22-Apr-03           7 4            300  $         17,000,000 Heavy rain   14               1   Tpo           1,140               0.7   PuertoRico - Heavy rains left as much as 14 inches of water over a 12-hour period. Floods and landslides. At least 481 homes were reported damaged throughout the island.
"The river has come up here 15 or 20 times, but never so much," said Luis Velazquez, 57, in Las Piedras.
"worst flooding since Hurricane Hugo of 1989" in in eastern Fajardo.
950 homes damaged or destroyed acrooss Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico.
92 Azerbaijan South - Salyan and Ali-Bayramly. Lankaran and Astara Districts. Lankarancay, Alcivarcay, Naxcivan. Sabirabad, Salayan, Neftchala.
North - Balakan and Saki Districts. 
South -  Araks and Kura rivers. Kura River delta
North -  Balakancay, Tala, Katex and Kis Rivers.
16-Apr-03 4-Jun-03          50       Heavy rain                   1   CpSe*          30,870               6.9 20031470755Azerbaij092M2.38 20031310755CaucKura086M2.34 20031290940KuraDelta086Ma2.36 Renewal of flooding started earlier this month (DFO-2003-086) due to more rainy weather. Floods and landslides, continued heavy rain throughout April.
91 Oman Nizwa, Muscat, Wilayat   14-Apr-03 19-Apr-03           6 30     Brief torrential rain                   1   Tpz          23,060               2.7   Several days of unseasonally heavy rains storms lead to flash flooding throughout the country. 66 millimetres of rainfall in Nizwa, 23 mm in Muscat.
90 Tajikistan Khatlon: Districts: Farkhor, Vose, Yovon, Ghozimalik
Leninabad: Soghd Region, Asht District.
Lenin District: Eastern parts of Dushanbe . Zaynabobod and Qiblai.
Lenin District: River Elok.  13-Apr-03 25-Apr-03          13 1          6,000  $         41,000,000 Heavy rain                   1          1,000 CSs*           5,020               1.8   Floods and mudslides in a "mountainous region" destroy thousands of houses. Lenin District: flooding inundated 101 farms, destroyed four schools and several administrative buildings and washed away plantations, orchards, and vineyards from an area of 340 hectares.
89 USA Southern USA
Mississippi - Clarke County. Shubuta, Enterprise.
Alabama - Sumter County: Sucarnochee River. Bellamy 
Mississippi - Chunky and Chickasawhay, Big Black, Big Sunflower, Pearl and Yockanookany
Alabama - Sucarnochee River.
7-Apr-03 10-Apr-03           4              100  $         20,000,000 Heavy rain   42               2   TsoCpSe*          83,500               8.0   Storms earlier this week brought flooding rains, tornadoes and powerful winds to areas of Mississippi. 100 homes flooded in Clarke County, MS. New record on Chunky River (more than 27 feet) near Chunky, MS on April 8.  New record on Chickasawhay River (19 ft above flood stage) at Enterprise, MS on April 9. "worst flooding we've had since 1961" 
88 Malawi   Northern Malawi - district of Rumphi, Mchenga   5-Apr-03 8-Apr-03           4 4     Heavy rain                   1             530 Tsz           2,420               0.7   Flash floods and landslides. 2,000 families homeless. 530 hectares crops destroyed. 14 bridges and several roads destroyed. The floods also hampered operations of the country's only coal mine.
87 Afghanistan Western Afghanistan - Herat Province - Golran and Kushk   7-Apr-03 8-Apr-03           2 4            400   Heavy rain                   1  see notes  Tszo           2,790               0.4   100 houses destroyed. Crops on "thousands of jeribs" of land destroyed.
86 Caucasus Azerbaijan - North, western and central areas. Kura delta. Districts: Culfa, Tovuz, Tauz, Dzhalilabad, Daskasan. Neftchala, Salyan, Sabirabad, Imishli, Zardab, Kurdamir, and Ali Bayramli. Nakhichevan autonomy. Towns: Saki.
Armenia -  Lori Region: Akhtala. Ararat Region:  Tavush Region - Idzhevan. Shirak Region. Syunik Region: Kapan, River ?Haram. Brnakot in Sisyan.
Azerbaijan - Kura delta, Alazan, Kura, Araks, Tovuz, Zegam, Shamkir-Chai, Dasagli, ?Amirvar.
Armenia - Debed, Araz
Tavush Region - Akhstev
Syunik Region - ?Haram.
7-Apr-03 17-Apr-03          11 2        20,000  $         60,000,000 Heavy rain Snow melt 30               2   CpSe*        238,600             23.4 20031310755CaucKura086M2.34 20031290940KuraDelta086Ma2.36 2003102100Cacusus0086Ma2.30 Heavy snowfalls from the end of March through the middle of April followed by intensive melting of snow in the mountainous areas in the end of April and further heavy rains.
Azerbaijan - Over 30 regions across the country affected by flooding. 30 year flood in Saki. Several bridges destroyed. Nine villages in Culfa District were flooded. 6000 houses flooded along Kura and Araks rivers. Landslides in Ismayilli, Gobustan, Siyezen, and Shamakhi regions.
Armenia - damages inflicted by the flood are coming from almost all regions.
85 Russia
Volgograd Region - Districts: Danilovsky, Yelansky, Kotovsky, Kamyshinsky, Frolovsky, Olkhovsky, Kletsky, Kikvidzensky, Mikhailovsky, Ilovlinsk, Kamyshin, Zotovsky, Kalmykovsky, Perekopka, Rudnyansky, Novoaminsky, Alekseyevskiy and Zhirnovskiy.
Rostov Region - Districts: Oblivsky, Chertkovsky. Towns: Oblivskaya, Atamano-Vlasovka.
Voronezh Region - Kriusha. Towns: Kantemirovka, Staraya Kriusha, Staraya Melovaya and Peski.
Lipetsk Region - Lipetsk city.
Orenburg Region - Krasnogvardeisk, Kurmanayevka and Ponomarevka districts.
Flooding also reported in Saratov,  Samara and Volga-Akhtubinsk regions.
Volga and Don rivers and their tributaries
Volgograd Region -  Krepkaya, Mokraya Perekopka, Berdiya, Tersa, Tsaritsa, Mokraya, Kurtlak, Donshchina, Knyazhna, Rys, Chernaya, Chertoleika, Olkhovka, Solyonaya Kuba, Archeda, Don, Tishanka, Lisa, Lovlya, Khoper, Buzuluk,  Medveditsa.
Rostov Region - Sukhaya Yelan , Krepkaya Kalitva,  Bolshaya.
Voronezh Region - Kantemirovka, Kriusha, Don, Khoper.
Lipetsk Region - Voronezh River.
Volga-Akhtubinsk region - Rivers Vetluga, Vyatka, Kama, Belaya and their tributaries. 
1-Apr-03 14-May-03          44 1          8,000   Snow Melt                   3        25,800 CSs**     1,435,000           136.0 20030970805Volgo085M2.23
20030970805Frolovo085M2.19
20031000835Volgo085M2.27
20031020820Volgo085M2.22
20031040810Volgo085M2.20
20031040950Volg085M2a.25
20031060755Volga085M2.19
20031070840DonDnepr095M2.22
20031071020aqDnepr095Ma2.30
20031090825Volga085M2.23
20031090830Don085M2.25
20031100730Urals085M2.18
20031110815UVolga085M2.23
20031180820LDon085M2.27
20031180820UVolga085M2.33
20031260915UVolga085Ma2.35
20031270815Volga085M2.30
20031271000UVolga085Ma2.35
20031340820UVolga085M2.37
20031450945VolgaDeltaH085Ma2.34
"The floods in the Volgograd Region were the strongest in the past 100 years,"
Warm temperatures melt snow while most of the rivers are still covered with ice. Spring flooding has destroyed over half the winter crops in Vologograd region, valued at one billion roubles.
Volgograd region: 8,400 homes inundated; 7,500 evacuated; 104 towns and villages in 12 districts were flooded. Eight bridges ruined, two hydroelectric dams destroyed. 19,300 hectares farmland destroyed. Most severly affected districts: Olkhovsky and Frolovsky.
Rostov region: 37 settlements in nine rural districts flooded, 1,285 houses inundated. Total flood area exceeded 6,500 hectares.
Voronezh region: 1,000 houses flooded by Kantemirovka and Kriusha rivers in the south.
84 Canada Eastern Canada - Maritimes region
Nova Scotia - Oxford, Pinehurst, Truro, Kentville, Spryfield.
Newfoundland -
Prince Edward Island - Charlottetown
Nova Scotia - Philip, Black, Little, LaHave, Salmon. East River in northeastern NS
Newfoundland - Corner Brook
31-Mar-03 3-Apr-03           4 2            170  $         10,000,000 Rain and Snow Melt   4               1   TsuCpSs**          13,530               1.6   "A rare combination of melted snowbanks, sustained rainfall, high tides, and a slow transition to freezing rain " . 47 bridges have either been destroyed or badly damaged.
83 Indonesia Eastern Indonesia - Flores island - Reworangga in South Ende, Larantuka. Nanganesah River  31-Mar-03 1-Apr-03           2 39     Heavy rain                   1   Tpz              340               0.1   Floods and mudslides from torrential rains. "More than 1.5 metres deep, the water rushed down from Meja mountain and carried away everything in its path."
82 Iran Northeastern Iran - Northern Khorasan Province - Esfarayen city and surrounding villages   27-Mar-03 27-Mar-03           1              800   Heavy rain                   1   Cs              900               0.0   50 cattle were lost and 200 residences were demolished.
81 Iran Isfahan  province - provincial cities of Fereydun-Shahr and Semirom.   26-Mar-03 27-Mar-03           2       Heavy rain                   1   Cs           3,000               0.4   News reports flooding from "last weeks downpours". Seven billion rials damage.
TRMM shows rain in central Iran on March 26 and 27. 
80 Mozambique Beira city and suburbs   26-Mar-03 28-Mar-03           3 2        15,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tsz              700               0.3   Beira received 106 mm rain on March 26 and 162 between March 27-28. Beira city drainage blocked by mud and garbage. Beira city is below sea level.
79 Belarus and Ukraine Spring thaw on the Pripyat River and tributaries.  Spring thaw on the Pripyat River and tributaries.  22-Mar-03 5-May-03          45       Snow Melt         CSs**        255,400                -   20030920925Pripyat079M2.34 20030871045PripBug079M2a.27 20030870905Pripyat079M2.26 20030850915Pripyat079M2.30 20030830930Pripyat079M2.25 20030831110Pripyat079Ma2.33 20030810940Poland079M2.29 No news reports. First MODIS observation on March 22, additional data on March 24, 26, 28, and April 2.
78 New Zealand Northern New Zealand - Northland - Cable Bay between Kaeo and Kaitaia. Mangonui, Titoki, Taipa, Whangarei. Mangakahia, Awanui, Wairua .  27-Mar-03 29-Mar-03           3 1              50   Heavy rain                   1   Cp           1,370               0.4   Worst hit areas:east coast and Kaitaia. Some areas received a month's rain in 36 hours. 
77 Russia Eastern Russia - Primorye Territory - Spassk-Dalny city. Chernigovsky district. Kuleshovka, Spassovka, Ilistaya, Ussuri, Bolshoi Ussuri, Bekina and Malinovka 25-Mar-03 11-Apr-03          18       Snow Melt                   1   TsuCpSe*          30,390               5.0 20030840200Primorye077M2.24
20030910205Primorye077M2.23
20030980210Primorye077M2.22
20031000200Primorye077M2.18
121 dwelling houses  flooded in Spassk-Dalny city as of March 27. Record warm spring in Primorye Territory.
76 Indonesia South Sulawesi - Tanah Toraja area, Sa'dan Balusu district   20-Mar-03 25-Mar-03           6 12     Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           1,100               0.6   Heavy rains cause several floods and landslides in Tanah Toraja area.
75 Philippines Davao del Sur - town of Malita. Pangalion and Kinangan districts.   20-Mar-03 21-Mar-03           2 8     Heavy rain                   1   Tpz              370               0.1   Flash floods and landslides in two villages in the coastal town of Malita in Davao del Sur. Agricultural crops damaged and several houses destroyed
74 South Africa Western Cape - Montagu area, McGregor. Kigna and Keisie Rivers  23-Mar-03 26-Mar-03           4 1            500   Heavy rain                   1   Tsu              660               0.4   Montagu hit by "serious flooding". A lot of damage to roads and bridges.  
73 Ukraine Southern Ukraine - Nikolayev and Dnepropetrovsk regions - Ingul, Yuzhny Bug, Seversky Donets, Lower Pripyat. 22-Mar-03 4-Apr-03          14              130   Snow Melt                   1   CSs**          79,790               7.5 20030870905YuzhnyBug073M2.26
20030871045PripBug079M2a.27
 
72 Columbia Western Columbia - Caldas State - Manizales area, Villamaria   18-Mar-03 22-Mar-03           5 24     Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           3,280               0.9   Floods and landslides from torrential rains which started March 18
71 Columbia Northeastern Columbia - City of Cucuta   18-Mar-03 19-Mar-03           2 6     Heavy rain                   1   Tpz              970               0.2   Several people who lived under bridges over a canal drowned during a storm
70 Afghanistan Northern Afghanistan - Balkh Province - Districts: Nahr-e Shahi, Marmol, Sholgara. Towns/villages: Zerahat, Ulmarab, Choghdak, Nowabad, Qala-e Mir. Mazar-i-Sharif, Paykondara, Jangali, Diamerak and Boryabagh.
Kunduz province - Districts: Khanabad, Chahardara, Dasht-e-Arch and Alibad.
Samangan province - Doab district
  17-Mar-03 28-Mar-03          12 14          2,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tszo          12,250               2.8   Konduz Province - 11 people were killed, 476 houses were destroyed and 2,000 people lost their homes.
69 USA Southern Mid-Atlantic
South Carolina - Upstate -  Counties: Greenville, Spartanburg.
North Carolina -  Counties: Iredell, Yadkin, Davidson, Gaston. Statesville.
Virginia - South Boston and Danville in Southside Virginia.
South Carolina -  Santee, Reedy, Congaree, Edisto, Great Pee Dee, Little Pee Dee, Santee; Brushy, Glider and Rocky Creeks
North Carolina -  Yadkin, Cape Fear, French Broad, Lumber, Neuse, Catawba.
Virginia - Dan River.
19-Mar-03 31-Mar-03          13 0     Heavy rain   8               1   TsoCp        136,200               9.5 20030811620Carolinas069M2.32
20030831610Carolinas069M2.32
Heavy rain March 19-20.
Record flooding on Lower Santee River in South Carolina
MODIS observations of high river levels in South Carolina on March 22 and 24. Levels look about the same on both days.
68 USA Eastern Montana - Sheridan and Roosevelt counties - Reserve
Dawson, Prairie and Richland countires -  Crane
Helena Valley
Big Muddy Creek. Yellowstone River. 17-Mar-03 21-Mar-03           5 0     Ice Jams                   1   TsuCpSe*          27,370               2.7 20030791810Montana068M2.18 MODIS observation of flooding on Big Mudddy Creek in Roosevelt county in eastern Montana on March 20
67 Zambia Southern Zambia - Southern Province - Gwembe District, Munyumbwe boma, Mazabuka   11-Mar-03 15-Mar-03           5            6,400   Heavy rain   29               2          1,239 Tsz           9,280               3.1 20030731155Zambia067Ma2.48
20030751140Zambia067Ma2.52
Heaviest rains since 1974, over 1,679 families homeless, road and bridge damage.
MODIS observations show flooding in the Kafue flats area northwest of Lake Kariba on March 14 and 16.
QuickSCAT week ending March 17 shows new anomaly in this area.
66 Australia - Cyclone Craig Northwest Australia - Northern Territory - Top End, Arnhem Land. Daly River town. Tiwi Islands.   Roper, Wilton, Daly, Mary and South and East Alligator  7-Mar-03 17-Mar-03          11 0     Heavy rain                   1   Tszo        338,900             14.0 20030720435AusNT066Ma2.46
20030740140AusNT066M2.51
20030760125AusNT066M2.44
Torrential rains from Cyclone Craig.
MODIS observations show flooding on March 12 and 13, floods declining on March 15 and 17.
QuickSCAT week ending March 17 shows new anomaly in Roper River area.
65 Spain Northern Spain - Ebro River Ebro River 27-Feb-03 10-Mar-03          12 0     Heavy rain                   1   TsuCs          11,400               2.7 20030631310Ebro065Ma2.38
20030651300Ebro065Ma2.37
20030671110Ebro065M2.32
20030691100Ebro065M2.33
Brought to our attention by Francisco A. Comín from Spain. A smaller flood on the Ebro than event #55
MODIS observations of this flood begin on March 4, 6 and 8. Flood seen declining on March 10 and is gone by March 12.
64 Mozambique and Zimbabwe Southern Mozambique - Provinces: Inhambane, Gaza, Sofala.  Towns: Machanga, Nova Mambone. Machanga District.
Zimbawe - Masvingo Province - Zaka district. Chivi, Mwenezi, Bikita, Chirote, Gutu, Rupwanyanga, Chiredzi. Matezva Dam  
Southern Mozambique - Save River basin.
Zimbawe - Runde, Tokwe, Mazari, Gwanazuva, Mutirikwi. Matezva Dam  
5-Mar-03 16-Mar-03          12 8          8,300   Heavy rain                   1   Tsz        116,900               8.5 20030690800SMozSave064M2.43 Torrential rains from Cyclone Japhet continue a week after it hit Inhambane, Mozambique.
MODIS observation of Save River at high levels with clouds, and flooding in Gaza Province on March 10
63 USA USA Midwest -
Lower Ohio River from Newburgh Dam to Cairo, IL
Lower Ohio River 26-Feb-03 7-Mar-03          10 0     Heavy rain Snowmelt                 1   TsuCpSe*          24,860               3.6 20030631635OhioR063M2.29
20030661840OhioR063Ma2.27
Feb 21 - Flooding occurred at many locations on the Ohio River from Cannelton Lock, IN  to Cairo, IL. March 3 - flooding is from Newburgh Dam downstream, to Cairo, IL.
MODIS observations of high levels along Ohio River on March 4 and 7.
62 Australia Western Australia - Northern Western Australia state Fitzroy River  2-Mar-03 11-Mar-03          10 0     Heavy rain                   1   Tszo          68,630               6.0 20030640525Fitz062Ma2.40
20030630200Fitz062M2.31
20030700205Fitz062M2.24
MODIS observations show the Fitzroy river is dry on Feb 25, then cloudy for several days; the first view of flood through clouds on March 2, first good data on March 4, less flooding observed on March 5. Flooding almost gone by March 9.
61 Turkey Southwest Turkey - Izmir and Audin Provinces. Buyukmenderes River. 4-Feb-03 12-Mar-03          37       Heavy rain                   1   Cs          37,810               7.0 20030620915WTurk060-61M2.24
20030581115WTurk060-61Ma2.27
20030570855SWTurkey061M2.37
20030410855swTurk061M2.32
20030390910swTurk061M2.35
20030351100SWTurk061Ma2.40
No news reports. Possibly seasonal flooding. First MODIS observation on February 4. Peaked in Mid February and started waning at the end of February.
60 Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria Meric and Ergene Rivers in Northwestern Turkey, Northeastern Greece and Southeastern Bulgaria Meric and Ergene Rivers in NW Turkey, NE Greece and SE Bulgaria 17-Jan-03 3-Mar-03          46       Heavy rain                   1   Cs          22,370               7.4 20030620915WTurk060-61M2.24
20030581115WTurk060-61Ma2.27
20030401125Ergene060Ma2.37
20030171120Ergene060Ma2.29
20030140915Ergene060M2.25
No news reports. First MODIS observation on Jan 14. Peaked in Mid February and started waning at the end of February. Last waning MODIS observation of high water along Buyukmenderes River on March 12.
59 Brazil Central Brazil - Goias and Mato Grosso States. Araguaia River - seasonal flooding. 11-Jan-03 22-Apr-03        102       Rainy Season         Tpz        139,100                -     No news reports. Seasonal flooding noticed by monitoring MODIS data. First seen through clouds on Jan 11as it was beginning to get wet. Also seen with lots of clouds on  Februaruy 5 and 8, March 2 and 5, getting progressively wetter. Still wet on March 27.
58 Greece Pinios River Pinios River 27-Jan-03 7-Feb-03          12       Heavy rain                   1   CpSe*          35,400               4.7 20030280925Greece058M2.27 No news reports. First MODIS observation on Jan 28, (was not there on Jan 23). Flood seen through clouds on Jan 30 and 31. Flood had waned considerably by February 7.
57 Zimbabwe Northern Zimbabwe - Mashonaland Central - Muzarabani and Lower Guruve areas. Nyaminyami. Towns: Dambakurima, Chadereka, Chidodo.
Mashonaland West - Kariba district - Musambakaruma and Negande 
Kadzi, Kadzurure, Musengezi, Chihuri, Tsoro, Mataure, Utete,  Muringazuva, Hambe and Dande   25-Feb-03 28-Feb-03           4 2        18,000  $       200,000,000 Heavy rain                   1   Tsz          10,700               1.4 20030591140Zimb057Ma2.57 A week of heavy rains in a low lying area prone to flooding leave 6000 people in "need of immediate assistance", several bridges destroyed, two villages inundated with lost crops.
MODIS observations show clouds until Feb 28, when high rivers are observed emptying into Lake Kariba.
56 Australia Central Australia
Inland Queensland - Channel Country.
South Australia - seasonal flooding in Lakes Eyre,  Torrens, Gairdnar, Frome
Thomson, Diametina, and Georghina rivers 22-Feb-03 24-Mar-03          31 0     Heavy rain                  -     Tsu        552,800                -   20030620355Qld056Ma2.38
20030610035Qld056M2.30
20030600410Qld056Ma2.34
20030570100SAus056M2.11
20030540445SAus056Ma2.23
No news reports, probably seasonal flooding. Noticed by monitoring MODIS data, first visible on Feb 22, first good image on Feb 23. Further MODIS images on March 1 and 2 show flooding in Queensland Channel Country on Thomson, Diametina, and Georghina rivers. Additional MODIS observations of high water in Queensland Channel country on March 3, 7 and 9.
QuikSCAT shows new wetness in Queensland channel country week ending March 1.
55 Spain and France Northern Spain - Aragon region. Zaragoza area
Southern France - Adour and Gironde rivers
Northern Spain - Ebro River
Southern France - Adour and Gironde rivers
5-Feb-03 13-Feb-03           9 1     Heavy rain                   1        25,000 TsuCs          54,130               5.1 20030421115Ebro055M2.29
20030391045Ebro055m2.29
20030371100Ebro055M2.29
Brought to our attention by Francisco A. Comín from Spain: "The Ebro River peaked at the city of Zaragoza on the 8th of February with an almost 3,000 m3/sec" "millions of Euros=Dollars damage"
Water was high on the Adour Gironde area in the beginning of February.
54 USA Eastern USA
Southwestern Virginia - Roanoke, Blacksburg. Augusta County. Richmond.
West Virginia - Charleston
Southwestern Virginia - Mason's Creek, North Fork of the Roanoke River, Roanoke River. James River. 22-Feb-03 23-Feb-03           2 2     Heavy rain                   1   TsoCp          82,480               2.0   A week of heavy rain and snow causes widespread flooding in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania - lots of street closures. Most serious flooding in southwestern Virginia, with major flooding is forecast for Richmond, VA.
53 USA Southern Mid Atlantic and along Gulf Coast.
Mississippi and Lousiana - Counties: Simpson, Hinds . Jackson area.
Alabama -
South Carolina -
North Carolina -
Georgia - Brantley and Pierce counties
Mississippi and Lousiana - Pearl River system. Strong, Chunky, Big Black, Leaf and Chickasawhay
Alabama - Black Warrior, Sucarnoochee and Tombigbee rivers.
South Carolina - Congaree, Great Pee Dee and Santee rivers
North Carolina - Cape Fear, Neuse and Tar rivers
22-Feb-03 17-Mar-03          24 1     Heavy rain                   1   TsuCpSe*        568,300             24.0 20030541640Pearl053M2.32
20030671610seCoast053M2.35
20030691555SECoast053M2.38
20030691910Miss053Ma2.28
Several days of heavy rain causes prolonged minor to moderate flooding along rivers from eastern Texas across Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Florida and the Carolinas.
Lower Mississippi near flood stage on March 7.
MODIS observations of high river levels on Southeast US Coast on March 8 and 10.
MODIS observations of high levels on the Lower and mid Mississippi river on March 7 and 10.
52 Australia Eastern Australia
Northern New South Wales -  between Grafton and Coffs Harbour. Kempsey. Bingara, Manilla, Barraba, Narrabri, Uralla, Moree Plains, Parry.
Mudgee, Tamworth and Northern Rivers. Macleay River upstream of Kempsey 21-Feb-03 24-Feb-03           4 0            100   Heavy rain                   1   TsoCp          57,420               3.3   Several days of heavy rain in Northern New South Wales and SE Queensland end a drought. Flash Flooding. More than 400 sheep drown near Mudgee.
51 Australia Northwest Australia
Western Australia State - Halls creek area in the northeast. 
Elvire River. 21-Feb-03 24-Feb-03           4 0     Heavy rain                   1   Tsu           9,000               1.3    
50 Lebanon and Israel Lebanon - Bekaa valley area
Northen Israel - Jordan River overflows, Lake Kinneret rises.
Jordan River 21-Feb-03 24-Feb-03           4       Heavy rain                   1   TsuCs           6,350               1.1   Rain and floods in the "past few days" have caused severe damage.  The entire Bekka valley area affected - flooded mountain villages, lots of cattle swept away, and 80% of crops ruined.
49 Pakistan Kashmir Region - Neelum Valley, Bagh district, Muzaffarabad area.    15-Feb-03 24-Feb-03          10 27     Heavy rain Snow                 1   Tszo          26,800               3.8   Avalanches, landslides and floods caused by snow and rain.
48 Angola Central Angola -  Malanje and Lunda Norte Upper Cuanza and Cuanango Rivers 6-Feb-03 20-Feb-03          15       Heavy rain                   1   Tpo        115,300               9.2   No news reports, probably seasonal flooding. Noticed by monitoring MODIS data, first visible on Feb 6. Still there on Feb 20, in lots of clouds.
47 Zambia, Angola and Namibia Caprivi strip area in northeastern Namibia: Kabbe and Katima districts.
Zambia - Barotse plain in Mongu. Zambezi West and parts of Chavuma in North-western Province. Towns: Lealui , Mongu, Likwangwa, Kalabo, Sesheke, Makwezi, Mutondo, Kakulwani, Nkanda, Maloyiand Situmbi, Lubamba, Likanda, Kabeti, Nyiya, Nyasaya, Milombo, Nyawanda, Nyachikaya and Kayombo.  Kalabo district.
Upper Zambezi River wetlands in Moxico and Cuando Cubango in Angola and North Western and Western Zambia. 
Upper Zambezi River and Tributaries
15-Jan-03 1-Jul-03        168 7        20,000   Heavy rain   21               2  see notes  Tsz        607,300             79.9 20031691155Caprivi047Ma2.40
20031441200Caprivi047Ma2.41
20031430835Caprivi047M2.38
20031340840Caprivi047M2.41
20031250845MonguCaprivi047M2.40
20031191205ZamCaprivi047Ma2.46
20031191210UZam047Ma2.47
20031180840ZamCaprivi047M2.38
20031160850UZamb047M2.45
20031121200ZamCaprivi047Ma2.44
20030860840Zambezi047M2.49
20030770845Zambezi047M2.49
20030660905AngolaZam047M2.51
20030621215UZambezi047Ma2.55
Seasonal flooding turns into serious flooding in early April. By mid-May the Upper Zambezi has receded in the Mongu area; but floods continue in Caprivi area. A June 19 news reports state that the "emergency situation in the flood-ravaged Caprivi region of Namibia is expected to be over by the end of June"
Namibia - Thousands of people and their livestock have been displaced; a large number of cattle have been lost to crocodile attacks in flooded areas. "the whole eastern Caprivi is under water" 22 villages submerged or surrounded by water. "Although inhabitants of eastern Caprivi are accustomed to annual floods in the area from April to August, this year's flooding is reported to be the worst in about 21 years" Caprivi floods cover 40 square kilometers. July 3, Namibia declares flood crisis over in Caprivi area.
Zambia - Barotse plain in Mongu - worst floods in 50 years, 25 villages washed away.
46 Pakistan and Afghanistan Pakistan - Provinces: Baluchistan, Sindh.  Quetta area. Boztop. Gwadar. Gadab near Karachi. Hyderabad. Gadap and Surjani.
Eastern Afghanistan - Kandahar area
  16-Feb-03 22-Feb-03           7 20          3,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tszo        433,500             12.8 20030220PakAfgh046M250
20030219PakAfgh046Maq250
20030219Indus046Maq250
In Hyderabad a 30-year record has been broken with 105 millimetres of rain in 12 hours.
MODIS observations of flooding in lower Indus valley and near Quetta on Feb 19 and 20.
45 USA Eastern Kentucky - Licking River in the West Liberty area of Morgan County, Irvine area of Leslie County, Jackson area of Breathitt County, Menifee County. Rivers: Licking, Cumberland, Green, Kentucky and South Fork of the Kentucky, Red, Rolling Fork Salt and Rough Rivers.
Southern West Virginia - Counties: Wayne, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mingo. Rivers: Levisa, Mud and Guyandotte.
Western  Virginia Counties: Dickenson, Tazewell, Wise, Buchanan.
  15-Feb-03 18-Feb-03           4 2            100   Rain and snow                   1   TsoCp          36,130               2.6   Massive storm dumps over 3 feet of snow on east coast. Widespread flooding in parts of  Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia
44 Indonesia West Java - Bandung city in Bandung regency.Rancaekek, Baleendah, Dayeuhkolot, Bojongsoang and Solokan Jeruk. Citarum river   16-Feb-03 17-Feb-03           2            4,300   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz              400               0.1   Almost one-third of the low-lying areas of Bandung and several parts of the city's downtown were inundated.
43 Canada Northeastern Canada
Central Newfoundland - town of Badger. 
Exploits, Red Indian and Badger rivers.  15-Feb-03 21-Feb-03           7 0          1,100   Ice Jams                   1   TsuCpSs**           1,000               0.6   Half the town of Badger is flooded by ice jams on three rivers, the entire town is evacuated. Town has had 3 major floods in last 25 years.
"Several officials said they believe the initial flood was caused by a water release at the dam on Friday, leading to a buildup of water and ice at Three Mile Island that eventually broke free yesterday morning" By Feb 18 the flood has frozen in place; the town could remain evacuated for months.
42 Indonesia Jakarta area - west and south Jakarta, Kemang, Kedoya,   13-Feb-03 14-Feb-03           2 3        33,000   Heavy rain   2               1   Tpz              540               0.2   10,000 homes inundated in torrential overnight rain.
41 USA Southern California
Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties - San Gabriel Mountains area - Palmer Canyon in Claremont, La Verne,  Palmdale, Quartz Hill area of Lancaster in the Antelope Valley.
  12-Feb-03 13-Feb-03           2 0     Heavy rain                   1   TsoCs          29,460               1.2   Record rain across Southern California. Flooding and mudslides. Mudslide in Tejon Pass north of Los Angeles. 8 foot wall of water cuts off 54 houses in Palmer Canyon.
40 Australia Eastern Australia
Queensland - west of Moranbah. 
Mistake Creek and Belyando River. 11-Feb-03 14-Feb-03           4 0     Heavy rain                   1   Tso          40,590               2.8   Probably seasonal flooding, detected by monitoring MODIS data. Was not there on Feb 6, was first partially visible through clouds on Feb 11, and again on Feb 12. A good image was obtained on Feb 14. MODIS observation of this flood again on Feb 16 thru small clouds, and by Feb 18 it is almost gone.
TRMM shows rainfall in the area west of Moranbah, Queensland on Feb 8 through 10.
39 Zambia Kabwe area - Katondo and Chowa townships    5-Feb-03 7-Feb-03           3              400   Heavy rain                   1   Tsz           2,670               0.6   A heavy downpour floods the towns when a main drainage is silted up and blocked by weeds. Water also coming from a flooded abandoned mine. Over 100 houses destroyed.
38 Australia - Cyclone Beni Eastern Australia
Central Queensland - west of Rockhampton: Stanwell, Wowan, Mt Morgan, Baralaba, Moura, Agnes Water, Makowata, Gracemere, Gladstone, Tambo Shire. 
  5-Feb-03 12-Feb-03           8 1              20  $           2,000,000 Heavy rain                   1   Tso          36,500               4.0   Heavy rains and floods triggered by ex-Cyclone Beni.
MODIS observation of flooding around Rockhampton on Feb 11. 
37 Malaysia Sarawak - Bau district: Kampung Sibuluh, Siniawan, Kuching and Kota Samarahan. Sungai Sarawak Kiri tributary. Serian district.   4-Feb-03 7-Feb-03           4          11,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz           6,110               1.1   Heavy rain since Feb 3.
36 Mozambique Northern Mozambique
Nampula Province -
Cabo Delgado Province - Pemba-Metuge district.
  4-Feb-03 17-Feb-03          14 32      400,000   Heavy rain                   1        34,000 Tsz          88,560               7.9   Thousands of acres of crops swept away, roads and bridges damaged. Pemba-Metuge has annual floods. News on Feb 17 flooding has continued, in Nampula province there are 200,000 displaced.
35 Indonesia Sumatra - Bengkulu province, Rejang Lebong regency.  Belimbing 4-Feb-03 6-Feb-03           3 7            280   Brief torrential rain                   1   Tpz           1,560               0.4    
34 Indonesia Java - Jakarta area. Garut, Kuningan, Bumbulang  Ciliwung 30-Jan-03 9-Feb-03          11       Heavy rain Mudslides                 1   Tpz           4,160               1.5   Landslides and flooding in Garut area. 
33 Russia Southern Russia - Rostov region - Shakhty, Rostov, Ust-Donetsk. Kundryuchka 1-Feb-03 3-Feb-03           3 0            200   Heavy rain                   1   CSs*          18,390               1.5   River river Kundryuchka inundates 200 houses in district of Ust-Donetsk. 55 houses flooded in town of Shakhty. Demolition experts make 30 blasts on ice jams to relieve flooding.
32 Israel Northern Isreal - Western Galilee - Nahariya area and Kafr Mazra'a.  Nahal Ga'aton, Nahal Beit Ha'emek. 29-Jan-03 30-Jan-03           2 0            150   Heavy rain                   1   Cs              276               0.1   Extensive flooding and property damage in the Nahariya area. Level of Lake Kinneret raises 15cm in past few days.
31 Peru Southwestern Peru - Lake Titicaca area.   28-Jan-03 10-Feb-03          14 6        34,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tsu          22,240               3.9   Lake Titicaca rises and displaces 34,000 people and drowns 10,000 livestock.
MODIS observation of high levels on several rivers in the Titcaca area on Feb 2
30 Peru Southwestern Peru - Cusco department - in the jungles   28-Jan-03 10-Feb-03          14 12     Heavy rain                   1   Tsu          36,370               5.0   Mudslides in Cusco. No specific information of exact locations.  Deaths: Cusco 12; Titicaca 6
29 Australia Western Australia State - Pilbara region. Between Roebourne and Port Hedland, between Meekatharra and Newman.   Fortescue 26-Jan-03 4-Feb-03          10 0     Heavy rain                   1   Tsu        262,100             11.8   Tropical low dumped up to 250 mm of rain in 48 hours. North West Coastal highway and Great Northern highway closed, rail lines damaged and towns isolated.
MODIS observations of flooding inland north of Newman starting on Jan 24 through clouds; a good image obtained on Jan 29. Some minor coastal flooding observed on Jan 28 in Port Hedland region. Flooding inland north of Newman still observed Feb 4 through the 12th, though less.
28 Indonesia Raiu Province on Sumatra -  Regencies: Indragiri Hulu (Rengat Barat, Rengat, Peranap), Pelalawan (Lannggam, Pangkalan Kerinci, Kerumutan, Taluk Maranti and Pelalawan).  Indragiri, Kampar 25-Jan-03 6-Feb-03          13 3        20,000   Heavy rain                   1          1,888 Tpz          30,490               4.5   Minor flooding since Jan 7 has spread and intensified.
27 Australia  Northeastern Australia
North Queensland - Mulgrave and Russell rivers south of Cairns; Babinda, Topaz, Gordonvale. 
  25-Jan-03 4-Feb-03          11 0     Heavy rain                   1   Tszo           1,860               1.0   Road and rail links cut south of Cairns. 
26 Italy Southern Italy - Regions: Puglia, Abruzzo and Molise.   25-Jan-03 27-Jan-03           3 1          1,000   Heavy rain                   1   CpSe*          28,760               1.9   Widespread damage across southern Italy from floods and landslides.
25 Tunisia Northern Tunisia - Siliana region    25-Jan-03 26-Jan-03           2 2     Heavy rain                   1   Tsu           3,620               0.4   Heavy rains have continued in Tunisia since DFO-015 in mid January.
24 Peru Southeastern Peru
Madre de Dios department - in the jungles. Districts: Inambari, Huaypetue, Punquiri y Boca Colorado.
Puno department - Melgar, Azangaro, Huancane, San Antonio de Putina and Carabaya.
Inambari, Puquir, Colorado, Manu, Tambopata, Choco, Huancané, Huatanaya, Ramis, Vilcanota. 23-Jan-03 10-Feb-03          19 7        12,000   Heavy rain                   1        34,000 TsuCs          78,940               8.3   A week of torrential rains, extensive flooding in Madre de Dios and Puno.  January precipitation levels 32-55 percent higher than normal. Jan 27 - Peru declares state of emergency in Madre de Dios and Puno departments. Puno:  530 homes destroyed. Hectares flooded - Puno: 30,120;  Madre de Dios: 4000.
23 Australia  North Queensland - Seasonal flooding in the Gulf of Carpentaria; Burketown area, Carpentaria and Mornington Shires, and the Doomadgee Community Council area.
Northern Territory - Top End - Daly River region, Borroloola in the Gulf of carpentaria 
Northern Territory - Daly River region 22-Jan-03 6-Mar-03          44 0    $           2,000,000 Heavy rain                   1   Tszo        103,800             12.2   Monsoonal rains cause seasonal flooding that isolates several communties in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Over 800mm rain in Burketown area in recent days. Communities also isolated by flooding in Borroloola region of Northern Territory.
MODIS observations of flooding in the Burketown area of the Gulf of Carpenteria on Jan 23, 25, (26 and 28 through clouds and haze), and 30. High water still observed on Feb 4, but less near Burketown area.
QuickSCAT shows new water in the Gulf of Carpenteria region week of Jan 25 thru  Feb 8. The western and eastern Gulf of Carpenteria areas are still flooded, with lots of clouds, on Feb 22.
22 UK Northeastern Scotland - Aberdeenshire - Strachan, Fettercairn.  River Dee  22-Jan-03 23-Jan-03           2 0     Heavy rain                   1   C              290               0.1   River Dee burst its banks at Strachan.
21 Israel Dan region - Tel Aviv area. Bat Yam, Holon, Kikar Struma.     21-Jan-03 22-Jan-03           2 0     Brief torrential rain                   1   Cs              330               0.1   80 millimeters of rain in four hours. extensive flooding in Tel Aviv; over 50 buildings flooded.
20 Malaysia Johor: Segamat District - Rivers: Sungai Segamat Kuala, Sungai Muar-Buluh Kasap, Sungai  Muar-Jijah. Villages: Kampung Jawa, Kampung Paya Pulau and Kampung Sendeng Dua.
Negri Sembilan - Gemas area. Kampung Bangka Hulu, Kampung Londah and Kampung Ladang. Sungai Gemencheh, Sungai Muar in Kuala Pilah.
  20-Jan-03 10-Feb-03          22 1          1,500   Heavy rain   19               1   Tpz           1,900               1.3   Two episodes of flooding with a week. Three major rivers in Segamat district above danger levels.
19 Madagascar Provinces: Antananarivo and Fianarantsoa. Antananarivo city.  Ikopa River 18-Jan-03 31-Jan-03          14 16        25,000  $       150,000,000 Heavy rain                   1   Tpo        148,300             10.2   Heavy rains since beginning of January.
MODIS observation of flooding on Jan 21 (in Fianarantsoa) and on the 22nd (in Antananarivo). Flooding observed in Antananarivo on Jan 31.
QuickSCAT shows some new water in south central Madagascar week of Jan 25
18 Bolivia La Paz city   21-Jan-03 22-Jan-03           2 4            300   Brief torrential rain                   1   Tsu              210               0.1   Heavy rains in Bolivia in recent weeks. Flash flooding in downtown La Paz.
17 Brazil Southeast Brazil - Minas Gerais State - Belo Horizonte area.   14-Jan-03 24-Jan-03          11 44        10,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpo           6,740               2.0   Nine cities and rural regions inundated in Minas Gerias. Floods and mudslides.
16 Argentina Santa Fe Province Salado River 13-Jan-03 31-Jan-03          19       Heavy rain                   1   TsoCp          60,480               7.2   Detected by monitoring MODIS imagery on January 13, 15 and 16. MODIS observation of slightly less flooding on January 18. Continued  MODIS high water observations through Jan 31.
15 Tunisia  Northern and central Tunisia - Sbeitla province,  Le Kef province. Jendouba, Béja, Manouba and Bizerte. Kasserine, Kairouan, Sidi Bouzid, le Kef and Monastir.   Oued Mejerda. 14-Jan-03 16-Jan-03           3 8        27,000   Heavy rain   10               1   TsuCs          27,680               1.8   Heavy rains for a week in Tunisia following 4 year drought. Rivers bursting banks in the northwest.
14 Afghanistan Northern Afghanistan - Mazar region - Balkh Province. Shor Tapa District. Shortapa village. Amu Darya river. 14-Jan-03 20-Jan-03           7              300   Heavy rain                   1   CpSe*           1,670               0.8   Four villages in Shor Tapa District affected by flooding as of Jan 20.
MODIS observation on Jan 22 of Amu Daria River in Balkh province shows no visible flooding.
13 Indonesia West Kalimantan - Sungai Raya subdistrict: Sungai Bawung, Bawung,  Teresak, Sungai Duri, Sungai Jaga Atas, Sungai Pangkalan II, Rukmajaya, Sungai Keran and Karimunting
Central Kalimantan - Sampit
  14-Jan-03 6-Feb-03          24          30,000   Heavy rain   30               2          1,000 Tpz           9,360               6.1   13 villages inundated. " floods were the worst natural disaster to hit the Bengkayang district since 1971" News reports on Feb 6 say flooding has been continuous since January.
MODIS observation of minor flooding near Singkawang on January 19.
12 Fiji - Cyclone Ami Northern Fiji
Vanua Levu island: Labasa and Savusavu. Other islands: Vanuavatu, Cicia, Lau islands.
  14-Jan-03 16-Jan-03           3 15     Heavy rain                   1   Tpo           1,870               0.5   "Tropical Cyclone Ami, producing tidal waves, 3m floods and winds gusting up to 185km/h"
Seven killed by river flooding in Labasa on Vanua Levu.
Labasa town: "the worst nightmare the town has ever experienced"
11 Malaysia Sarawak midwest -  Districts: Sibu, Kanowit, Julau, Macan. Sarikei.   Rejang River. 12-Jan-03 15-Jan-03           4 0            500   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz          14,320               1.7    
10 Brazil Southeastern Brazil
Rio de Janeiro State - Rio de Janeiro, Petropolis, Piabanka river. Paulo de Fronty,  Paty de Alferes, Niteroi
Sao Paulo State - Sao Paulo city
Minas Gerais State - Contagem,  Belo Horizonte, Raposos and Riberao das Neves. 33 state municipalities affected.
Rio de Janeiro State - Piabanka river. 11-Jan-03 4-Feb-03          25 29        16,000   Heavy rain                   1   TsoCp          75,950               8.9   Heavy rains throughout eastern Brazil for last 30 days causing extensive flooding and mudslides.
Flooding observed by MODIS in southern Minas Gerias state on Feb 1
9 New Zealand Northern New Zealand
Upper North Island - Waikato,Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty - Towns: Whitianga, Torbay, Tairua, Te Aroha, Albany, Pauanui.  
Waihou, Kauaeranga, Wairua. 8-Jan-03 11-Jan-03           4 0     Heavy rain                   1   CpSe*           4,200               0.9   Severe flooding in Whitianga and Torbay. 500mm of rain in two days.  
8 Macedonia Northeastern Macedonia - Orizare, Shkup Skopje. Kumanovo.  Kojnarka and Lipkovka. 8-Jan-03 10-Jan-03           3 0     Heavy rain                   1   CpSe*              880               0.3   Two rivers overflow and damage 500 houses
7 USA Alaska -  Salcha. Piledriver Slough. Tanana River 4-Jan-03 8-Jan-03           5 0     Ice Jams                   1   CSs**           1,680               0.7   Two miles of Old Richardson Highway flooded, isolating town of Salcha 
6 Bolivia Central Bolivia - Cochabamba and Santa Cruz Departments -  San Julian and Chutacagua rivers 3-Jan-03 8-Jan-03           6 1          6,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz          19,480               2.5   Heavy rains after a several month drought. Over 17 towns inundated.
5 Malawi and Mozambique - Tropical cyclone Delfina Malawi -- Districts: Salima, Balaka, Dedza, Machinga, Ntcheu, Dowa, Phalombe, Lilongwe, Mwanza, Rumphi, Nsanje, Shire, Chikwawa, Nyungwe-Wovwe in Karonga District. Bwanje Valley. Shire River.
Mozambique -- Nampula Province: Nampula. Moma, Murrupula, Ribaue, Malema, Lalaua, Mecuburi, Angoche, Moma.
Zambezia Province: Gurue and Mocuba. Tete province, Cabo Delgado.
Malawi - Shire River.
Mozambique:
Nampula Province - Meluli, Mutivaze, Monapo, 
Zambezia Province - Licungo
Tete province - Revubue
Cabo Delgado - Muaguide, Montepuez, Messalo.
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Malawi - Floods destroy bridges, roads and railways; agriculture damage
Mozambique - Heavy rains after tropical cyclone. Damage to bridges, roads and railways. Jan 17 - more flooding reported farther north in Cabo Delgado and Tete provinces. Deaths - Malawi: 8; Mozambique: 15.
Jan 14 MODIS observation of flooding along Lower Shire River and north of Lake Chilwa in Malawi; also flooding of coastal rivers in Zambezia and Sofala Provinces and north of Beira in Mozambique.
Jan 15 MODIS observation of less flooding in all places flooded on Jan 14.
Additional MODIS observations showing progressively less flooding on Shire River and Mozambique coast on Jan 16, 19, 22, 23, 30.
4 Kenya Western Kenya - Kisumu - Manyattta, Dunga and Nyalenda. Kisii.  River Auji.    4-Jan-03 6-Jan-03           3              300   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz              390               0.2   Heavy rains in Nandi hills and water hyacinth clogging rivers and streams flood low lying areas of Kisumu estates
3 Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Romania, France Germany - Regions: Saxony-Anhalt, Baviaria. Towns: Coburg, Zell, Cologne, Koblenz, Regensburg, Wertheim, Soemmerda.
Central and northern Portugal - Agueda town. Bairrada region.
Romania - Poiana Teiului
Southern and western Belgium - Geraardsbergen. western city of Ghent, towns and villages southwest of Brussels.
Northern France - Lisieux, Ardennes region.Oise and Aisne regions.
Netherlands -
Czech Republic - Vestec.  Prague. Usti nad Labem, Northern Bohemia.
Germany - Moselle, Main, Saale, Itz, Rhine, Elbe.
Portugal -  Agueda, Douro.
Romania - Bistrita river
Belgium - Meuse, Dender.
France - Seine and its tributaries Oise and  Aisne.
Netherlands - Meuse
Czech Republic - Vltav, Berounka, Mrlina, Elbe
1-Jan-03 8-Jan-03           8 7          1,500   Heavy rain Snowmelt 10               1   CpSe*        167,000               8.5   A week of heavy rain in Europe swells rivers. Several Rhine tributaries have broken banks in Germany. Flooding and landslides in Portugal. Bistrita river in Romania floods hundreds of houses in four villages. Worst floods in a nearly a decade in Belgium.
MODIS observation of flooding along Lower Rhine on January 7. MODIS observations of high water along  Seine tributaries Oise, Aisne, Marne and Aube rivers January 5 - 7 in northern France. MODIS observation of high water on Saone river south of Dijon, France on Jan 7.
QuikSCAT shows new anomaly east of Paris on Marne River on week ending Jan 4.
2 UK  UK -  Southern England. Anglia region. Thames valley. Midlands. Sussex, Kent and Hampshire. Yalding in Kent. Helston and Crowlas in Cornwall. Paignton, Torquay and Lympstone in Devon. River Avon in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Thames Ditton Island. Chertsey in Surrey. Tributaries of the Medway river at Yalding in Kent,  Avon, Thames. 1-Jan-03 6-Jan-03           6       Heavy rain                   1   C          23,090               2.7   "The Thames Flood Barrier was closed a record 14 consecutive times in the first week of 2003 after the entire average rainfall for December fell in just 10 days at the end of last month. Water levels in the Thames Estuary rose four feet above average - the highest since 1947 and the third highest in 120 years."
January 3 - Over 399 flood warnings in effect in England and Wales, the ground is saturated. "'The rivers are right up to the tops of the banks and they just cannot take any more."
"River Thames had reached "extremely high levels", with flows in some places higher than those experienced during the 'great flood of 1947'"
Flooding in Thames valley observed by MODIS on Jan 5.
1 USA Southern USA
Texas -
Western Florida -
Mississippi -
Louisiana -
Texas - Sabine, Angelina, Guadalupe, Navasota, Neches, Nueces, Sabine, Sulphur; Attoyac and Black Cypress Bayous; Little Cypress Creek.
Western Florida -  Withlacoochee, Alafia, Hillsborough, Little Manatee, Manatee, Peace. Cypress Creek.
Mississippi - Pearl, Big Sunflower, Big Black
Louisiana - Calcasieu, Little.
1-Jan-03 6-Jan-03           6                           1   TsuCpSe*        144,000               6.8   Jan 3 -  USGS flood gages show several rivers above flood stage in western Florida, eastern Texas, Lousiana. Mississippi, Arkansas.
High water in eastern Texas and Lower Mississippi valley observed by MODIS Jan 1-4.
QuikSCAT shows new anomalies in eastern Texas and southern Lousiana on week ending Jan 4.
2002-236 Congo and Zaire North and Central Congo -  Loukolelas, Makotimpoko and Mossaka
Western Zaire - 
Lower Congo River and Tributaries including Likouala aux Herbes, Oubangui, Giri, Sangha, Ngoko. 10-Nov-02 5-Jan-03          57            3,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz
Tpo
       115,400             13.7   Detected by monitoring MODIS imagery in early November. MODIS observation on December 29 shows slightly less flooding than at end of November. Flooding still observed in early January 2003.
"Floods caused by torrential rain and the swelling of the Congo river in recent weeks have left thousands of people without shelter in central and northern parts of Congo"
Yearly Totals or Averages:          12 4554  21,667,574  $    7,564,443,015          17,968,479     21,728,009
An archive number is assigned to any flood that appears to be "large": significant damage to structures or agriculture, long intervals since the last similar event, and/or fatalities
*Severity Class
Class 1: large flood events: significant damage to structures or agriculture; fatalities; and/or 1-2 decades-long reported interval since the last similar event. 
Class 2: very large events: greater than 20 yr but less than 100 year recurrence interval, and/or a local recurrence interval of at 10-20 yr.
Class 3: Extreme events: with an estimated recurrence interval greater than 100 years
**Flood Magnitude = ln(duration) * severity class * sqrt(affected region)/100 {if duration=1, then duration is set at 1.1 for this calculation.}
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Causes
1 Heavy rain
2 Tropical cyclone
3 Extra-tropical cyclone
4 Monsoonal rain
5 Snowmelt
6 Rain and snowmelt
7 Ice jam/break-up
8 Dam/Levy, break or release
9 Brief torrential rain
10 Tidal surge
11 Avalanche related