2005 Flood Archive

Last updated 9:00 PM EST, February 8, 2006 by ERG and EKA
2005 Global Register of Major Flood Events - Scroll Down and Look For Links to Maps In The Country Column
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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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171 USA Northern California - counties: Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Marin, Solano. San Francisco Bay area to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Napa Valley. Towns: Napa, Guerneville, San Anselmo, Novato, Collinsville.
Nevada - Reno, Truckee, Carson City.
California - Sacramento, San Joaquin, Russian, Napa, Navarro, Klamath, Eel, Pit, Susan, Truckee.
Nevada - East Fork of the Carson and the Truckee Rivers
31-Dec-05 18-Jan-06          19 0          4,000  $       245,000,000 Heavy rain                   1            140,500             11.0 20060042055Cali171Ma2.38
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Severe storms cause floods and mudslides.
California - Up to 9.57 inches of rain. Napa river higher than 1986 floods. 1,000 homes flooded in Napa city. Flooding of vineyards. Russian river in Sonoma near record levels.
Nevada - mudslide on interstate 80 near Truckee. Worst flooding in Reno since 1997.
MODIS observations of flooding on the Sacramento river on January 4, 6, 8, 9, 15
170 Congo Republic Brazzaville northern suburbs. Mpila, Simba Pèle, Maman Mbouale Congo river 24-Dec-05 28-Dec-05           5 1     Heavy rain                   1               1,100               0.5   Heavy rain causes floods and mudslides in northern suburbs of Brazzville, thousands homeless. Floodwaters 4 meters deep in Mpila
169 Western Sahara Laayoune area   22-Dec-05 26-Dec-05           5 0          3,000   Heavy rain                   2            114,100             10.9   Two days of heavy rain in normally arid region causes flooding on two watercourses on a scale not seen for decades. Water up to 1 meter deep around Laayoune flooded houses and roads.
MODIS observations of flooding in Laayoune area and rivers to the west on December 23, 26
168 Malawi, Mozambique Southern Malawi - districts: Chikwawa, Nsanje, Mangochi
Mozambiquie - provinces: Nampula (Nampula City), Sofala (Dondo, Nhamatanda, Buzi, Beira, Caia, Marromeu), Zambezia (Gurue), Gaza (Xai-Xai, Inhambane).
Malawi - Shire, Ruo, Nyamazire, Lalanje, Mwanza and Kombezi
Mozambique - Shire, Ruo, Zambezi, Pungue, Mutamba, Licungo, Buzi
22-Dec-05 7-Feb-06          48 23        50,000   Heavy rain   40               2            224,100             36.7   Malawi - 1 dead.  15,000 families homeless in Chikwawa, 5,000 hectares of maize destroyed, 50% of the land flooded. 4,500 homeless in Nsanje. 4,000 ha crops flooded. Worst flooding in Nsanje district in almost a half century.
Mozambique -  22 dead. 4,000 hectares of crops destroyed in Pungue river basin in Dondo district. 1,700 homes destroyed and 9,000 homeless in Nampula.  Widespread loss of crops and livestock.  Total crop loss of 7,400 hectares (0.2% of the total area planted).

MODIS observations of flooding on the Pungue river on December 28, January 6, 8, 19, 23, 25. Flooding on the Shire river on January 4, 5, 6, 8, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25
167 Phillipines Central and western Philippines.
Oriental Mindoro - Calapan City, Baco, Naujan, Puerto Princesa, Barangay Biga, Barangay Malabo
Palawan - Aborlan, Dumaran, Taytay, Barangay Sta. Maria, Roxas, San Vicente.
Bicol - provinces: Albay, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon and Catanduanes. Bato
Quezon - Pagbilao, Mauban, Lucena, Candelaria
Aurora - Dipaculao, Casiguran, Bianuan, Dibacong and Tinib
Camarines Norte - Victoria Capalonga, Labo
Visayas islands - Leyte - Palo.
other provinces: Aklan, Iloilo, Camarines Norte, Negros Occidental, Quezon
Oriental Mindoro - Bocayao and Mag-asawang Tubig 5-Dec-05 29-Dec-05          25 9        60,000  $             350,000 Monsoonal rain                   1               4,630               2.2   Heavy monsoon rains followed by Tropical Depression Quedon cause flooding and landslides.
Oriental Mindoro most affected by flooding. 15,000 families evacuated after a protective dyke collapsed in Calapan City. Worst floods in Calapan City since 1954.Agricultural damage in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro is estimated at $514,706. By December 19 floods inundated most of Calapan City and Baco and Naujan towns from overflowing Bocayao  and Mag-asawang Tubig Rivers.
Quezon - 15,000 relocated to higher ground in Lucena. 47 houses have been partially damaged in Mauban.
166 Canada Dauphin River Indian reserve, 250 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, at the juncture of the Dauphin River and Lake Winnipeg. Gypsumville area. Dauphin River 5-Dec-05 16-Dec-05          12 0              56   Ice jam/break-up   30               2               1,840               2.1   Floods caused by ice jams blocked the only road to the Dauphin River First Nation reserve.  Meter deep flooding in some spots. Last big winter flood in same area was 30 years ago.
165 Vietnam Central Provinces: Khanh Hoa (Nha Trang), Quang Ngai (Mo Duc), Binh Dinh (Dong Xuan, Tuy An, Song Hinh), Quang Nam, Phu Yen, Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan. Dac Lac (Krong Ana, Lak, Ma Drak) Nha Trang, Kon, Cai Nha Trang, Dinh
Quang Ngai - Ve, Tra Cau, Tra Khuc, Tra Bong
Binh Dinh - Con, Ha Thanh and Lao Giang
Dac Lac - Krong Ana, Krong Kno and Serepoc. Krong No
4-Dec-05 24-Dec-05          21 62        20,000  $         19,000,000 Heavy rain   5               1        45,000            63,090               7.6   Two weeks of heavy rain causes flash floods. 62 dead as of December 23.  171 houses destroyed, 335 houses damaged, 5,300 homes inundated. 49 bridges damaged. 22 irragation projects damaged. 45,000 hectares crops submerged. Economic losses estimated at VND437 billion. Damage to major highway from landslides. Khanh Hoa province: 32 deaths, worst floods in 5 years. Phu Yen: 14 dead. Binh Dinh 11 dead. Quang Ngai 5 dead.
Dac Lac - 7 dead. Six days of heavy rains cause floods and landslides. 2,000 houses destroyed. 10,000 ha crops inundated. 500 hectares of coffee damaged. Economic losses estimated at 83 billion VND.
Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa - landslides in Ca Pass on December 20. Floodwaters begin to subside on December 19.
164 Albania Southern regions: Gjirokaster, Durres, Elbasan, Lezhe, Berat, Fier. Vlore, also the capital Tirana. Towns: Burrel, Rubik. Librazhd district Fan River 30-Nov-05 3-Dec-05           4 3     Heavy rain                   1              10,410               1.4   Over 4,100 hectares of farmland flooded. Hundred houses damaged. 10,000 people isolated in the Librazhd district after floods destroyed a bridge.
163 Thailand, Malaysia Southern Thailand provinces: Songkhla (Muang Songkhla, Sadao, Hat Yai, Tambon Khao Roop Chang). Yala (Raman, Krong Pinang, Muang, Bannang Sata, Yaha). Nakhon Si Thammarat (Tha Sala district, Nopphitam). Chumphon (Lamae, Muang). Pattani (Muang, Nong Chik, Kapho, Yarang, Pakaharang, Chabangtiko). Narathiwat (Sukhirin, Waeng, Sungai Kolok, Chanae, Sungai Padi, Tak Bai, Rusoh). Phatthalung (Pak Phayun). Trang.  Satun (La Ngu). Surat Thani (Koh Samui, Phrasaeng).
Northern Malaysia. states: Kelantan, Terengganu, Kedah (Kubang Pasu, Kota Star, Padang Terap, Langkawi), Perlis, Perak
Thailand - Ta Pi, Pattani 23-Nov-05 12-Jan-06          51 69      700,000  $         14,900,000 Monsoonal rain   30               2              70,520             20.9   Three weeks of heavy rain cause "some of the worst floods to hit peninsular Southeast Asia in decades"
Southern Thailand - 55 dead as of Dec 23. Worst floods in 40 years. $14.9 million in damages. Flood water up to 2 meters deep in Pattani. In Yala, 30,000 affected, 66 roads and 282 fish farms damaged. 102,216 persons affected in Pattini, losses of 231 homes, 144 roads, 7 bridges, 832 fish farms and some 24,000 rai of paddy fields damaged or destroyed.  Outbreaks of conjuctivitis and fungal foot infections. 
 "This is the worst flood after the ones in 1967 and 1977."
Malaysia - 9 dead as of Dec 23. 30,000 evacuated. worst floods in 30 years.
MODIS observations of flooding in southern Thailand in Nakhon Si Thammarat and Yala on Decmeber 27.
162 Sri Lanka Provinces: Western (Colombo, Ratmalana, Gampaha). Eastern (Trincomalee). Northern (Jaffna, Killinochchi, Mullaitivu). Sabaragamuwa (Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura). Southern (Galle). Central   21-Nov-05 23-Nov-05           3 6          8,000   Heavy rain                   1              29,870               1.9   270 mm of rain in the capital, Colombo. 2,000 homes destroyed. Tsunami victims in temporary shelters in Trincomalee forced to leave. 
161 Vietnam Central region: Quang Ngai Province - districts: Tu Nghia, Son Tinh and Mo Duc.
Binh Dinh Province - districts: Tuy Phuo, Phu Cat.
Quang Nam Province - Nam Tra My District.
Tra Khuc River, Ve River 18-Nov-05 21-Nov-05           4 5          3,000   Heavy rain                   1              16,020               1.8   Quang Ngai Province: flooding of thousands of homes in the districts of Tu Nghia, Son Tinh and Mo Duc. Binh Dinh Province: thousands of homes in the two districts of Tuy Phuoc and Phu Cat submerged or destroyed.  At least 15 landslides on roads.
160 Jamaica St. Mary, northern St. Catherine and Trelawny   15-Nov-05 17-Nov-05           3 3     Heavy rain                   1                  760               0.3   Heavy rain caused by remnants of tropical depression 27. Floods, mudslides, and landslides.
159 United Kingdom Wales: Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthenshire Gwili or Bala 11-Nov-05 11-Nov-05           1 0         60               2                  210               0.0   Flash flood, worst in the village of Cynwyl Elfed in at least 60 years.
158 France Southern France - Perpignan area Augly and Verdouble 15-Nov-05 17-Nov-05           3 2          1,000   Heavy rain                   1               2,000               0.5   Heavy rains cause several rivers to overflow. 1,000 evacuated.
MODIS observation of flooding on two rivers north of Perpignan on November 16, 17.
157 Australia New South Wales - Central-western region - Eugowra, Molong, Orange, Bathurst, Parkes, Forbes, Wyalong and Trundle. Broken Hill, Wellington
South Australia - Adelaide Plains region - Virginia, Gawler, Adelaide Hills, Dernancourt, Hope Valley, Banksia Park, Fairview Park, Surrey Downs and Houghton
Victoria - Shepparton, Rutherglen, Benalla and Wangaratta
Mandagery Creek, Belubula River, Molong creek, Bells River, Gawler River, North and South Para rivers, Onkaparinga, Torrens, Patawalonga 8-Nov-05 13-Nov-05           6 1          1,000  $         76,000,000 Heavy rain                   1            204,300               8.1   100mm rain overnight caused flash flooding in central west NSW. $16 million in farm damages in central west NSW. Entire town of Eugowra evacuated (700 people), near record flooding in Eugowra. Hundreds of homes inundated in Adelaide Hills area. Town of Virginia in Adelaide Plains hit with a one-in-100-year flood. $60million losses in agriculture in Adelaide Plains. Torrens river at 50 year flood levels.
MODIS observations of flooding in Parkes area of NSW on November 8, 10, 11, Flooding much less by November 13.
156 Colombia Northwestern provinces: Sucre, Córdoba, César, Magdalena (Aracataca), Antioquia, Choco, Atlantico River Magdalena 15-Sep-05 16-Dec-05          93 95      100,000   Heavy rain                   1            115,200             15.4   Heavy rains since September kill 95 throughout Colombia. Floods and landslides. Nearly 180,000 homes damaged. Large areas of maize, banana and yucca destroyed.
"Worst-hit are the northwestern provinces of Sucre, Cordoba and Cesar, where severe flooding has wrecked thousands of hectares of rice and cotton fields and forced many farmers to abandon their farms."
" The Colombian government said this year's rainy season was the worst for the last five years"
155 Vietnam - Typhoon Kai tak Central Vietnam - provinces: Quang Nam, Quang Ngai (Son Ha), Thua Thien-Hue (Phong Dien),  Quang Tri. Danang and Hue, Hoi An. Phu Vang, Phu Loc, Huong Tra, Quang Dien.   2-Nov-05 4-Nov-05           3 20        15,000  $         11,000,000 Tropical cyclone Heavy rain                 1              16,660               1.4   More than 9,000 houses were destroyed or badly damaged. Crops destroyed on 12,800 hectares.
Quang Nam - 15,000 displaced.
Hoi An - 3,000  evacuated. 
154 Nicaragua and Honduras - Hurricane Beta Nicaragua's Caribbean coast -  Karawala, Sandy Bay Sirpi, Barra de Rio Grande, Cruz de Rio Grande, Laguna de Perlas,  Kukra Hill, Walpa, Kara, Esperanza, Guadalupe and Company Creek. Tortuguero y Desembocadura de Rio Grande. Tasbapauni. Puerto Cabezas.
Honduras - Provinces: Gracias a Dios, Atlantida and Colon. La Ceiba, Roatan
Nicaragua - Rio Grande of Matagalpa, River Coco
Honduras - Cangrejal River, Wampu River
30-Oct-05 15-Nov-05          17 2,000        20,000   Tropical cyclone Heavy rain                 1              57,710               6.8 20053191620Hond154M2.56
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Record 13th hurricane of this years Atlantic storm season comes ashore in Sandy Bay Sirpi, Nicargua on October 30. Remnants of the hurricane bring heavy rain to Caribbean coast.  Area hit by Tropical Storm Gamma Nov 18-20.
Nicaragua - 13,000 refugees in southern Nicaragua. Up to 15 inches of rain. Over 100 hectares of crops lost.
Honduras - 7,800 evacuated from 50 communities along northeastern Atlantic coast. Rivers overflowing near Nicaraguan border.
Novemeber 10 - Honduras departments Colón and Gracias a Dios remain cut off.
MODIS observations - November 1: part of Sico Tinto river high. November 6, 8, 10, 12: parts of Aguan river high. November 8: Flooding south of Coco river in Nicaragua. November 15 - most of Auguan river still high.
153 India Southern India
Tamil Nadu - Salem, Namakkal, Karur and Erode. Tiruchirapalli. Vellore, Perambalur, Nagapattinam, Kanyakumari, Dharmapuri, Madurai, Villupuram, Krishnagiri. Srirangam.  Madras (Chennai). Cuddalore. Prakasham and Ongole. Sirkazhi, Kollidam, Velankanni, Tiruvarur. Melapalayam.
Union Territory
Pondicherry,  Karaikal
Karnataka - Bangalore.  Mysore.
Andhra Pradesh - Nellore, Chittoor, Visakhapatanam. Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Kadapa and Nellore districts. Vempalle
Cauvery, Coleroon, Palar, Pennar, Papaghni, Nagavali and Vamsadhara. Bhavani 23-Oct-05 9-Dec-05          48 279      300,000   Monsoonal rain   50               1            131,300             14.0   Heavy rains from low pressure system in Bay of Bengal. Crops and homes destroyed in Tamil Nadu and parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states. Rain in October and early November subsided, then more monsoonal storms hit between November 21 and 24.
October 29 - Train accident caused by washed out tracks kills at least 114 in Velugonda in Andhra Pradesh.
Tamil Nadu - 160 dead. 200,000 evacuated. More than 1,900 homes washed away in Tamil Nadu. Large parts of Chennai (Madras) city under water - 50,000 evacuated from the city.
Karnataka - 26 dead. Rainfall breaks 50 year old record for October in Bangalore. Large parts Bangalore city under water.
Andhra Pradesh - 21 dead. 5,000 evacuated in Prakasham and Ongole
MODIS observations of flooding along coast of Andhra Pradesh north of Madras on October 29, 30, November 2, 4, 8, 11, 13, 15. All observations with lots of clouds around. Good view of receding Andhra Pradesh coast floods on November 16, 18.
152 Vietnam Central Vietnam provinces: Binh Dinh, Quang Ngai, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Gia Lai, Quang Tri. Ba river  20-Oct-05 28-Oct-05           9 67          1,500   Heavy rain                   1        15,000            28,850               3.7   Heavy rains cause flash floods. 15,000 hectares crops submerged.
Binh Dinh - 12 dead. 3,200 houses damaged. $5 million in damages. More than 3,700 hectares rice damaged. 250 houses submerged.
Quang Ngai -  5 dead. 412 houses submerged. 1,511 hectares agriculture submerged. Damages $160,000 USD
151 Haiti and Dominican Republic - Tropical Storm Alpha Haiti - Anse Rouge, Hinche, Grande Anse, Jacmel, Leogane, Guaricanos, Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Gressier, Anse a Pitre, Dame Marie, Irois
Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata
Haiti - Riviere Froide 23-Oct-05 26-Oct-05           4 26          1,500   Tropical cyclone Heavy rain                 1              12,260               1.5   Tropical Storm Alpha dumps up to 38 cm rain on parts of Hispaniola. Rivers already high and soils saturated due to Hurricane Wilma.
Haiti - 17 dead. Floods and mudslides destroyed at least 400 homes.
Dominican Republic - 9 dead. 1,000 in shelters. 6 dead in Puerto Plata.
150 Italy Puglia (Apulia) - Bari and Taranto area   23-Oct-05 24-Oct-05           2 6     Heavy rain                   1               1,200               0.2   Torrential rains cause flash floods and landslides. 161 mm rain in 3 hours - more rain than the Apulia region gets in one year. Damage to railways, roads and bridges.
"exceptional climatic event which can only happen once in a hundred years."
149 India West Bengal State - East Midnapore, South 24 Parganas, Burdwan and Nadia. Howrah.  Sunderbans, Kolkata city
Orissa State - Balasore district: Bhograi, Jaleswar, Basta and Balipat.
West Bengal - Ichachamati and tributaries.
Orissa - Budhabalanga,  Jalaka
21-Oct-05 28-Oct-05           8 13   3,000,000   Heavy rain                   1              29,110               3.5   Unseasonal heavy rains - 180mm in 24 hours in Kolkata city. Millions of people stranded in villages cut off by floods. 3,000 coastal villages inundated. 60,000 huts washed away. Many roads washed away.
MODIS observation of flooding in Orissa and West Bengal on October 25
148 Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, Mexico and USA - Hurricane Wilma Florida - Florida Keys, Naples. Collier County. Marco Island. Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
Mexico - Yucatan and Quintana Roo. Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel Island, Isla Mujeres
Western
Cuba - Provinces:  Pinar del Rio, La Habana and Ciudad Habana. Isle of Youth. Guanahacabibes: Cabo de San Antonio. Guanimar, Baracoa, Havana area.
Jamaica - parishs: St. Thomas, St. Catherine, Trelawny, Kingston, St. Andrew
Haiti - Departments: South, South East and Grande Anse. Tiburon
  19-Oct-05 25-Oct-05           7 24      100,000   Tropical cyclone Heavy rain                 1              47,850               4.3 20052981600Fla148M2.36 Florida - 5 dead. Estimated losses from $2 to $9 billion. Key West 40% underwater from storm surge.
Mexico - 6 dead. Yucatan peninsula - 7 dead. 74,000 evacuated ahead of the storm.
Cuba - 640,000 evacuated from western part of the island ahead of the storm. 360,000 homeless. Storm surge flooding in Havana area.
Jamaica - 1 dead, 100 evacuated. Severe weather associated with Wilma since October 16. Widespread flooding and landslides
Haiti - 12 dead. floods and landslides
MODIS observation of flooding in southern Florida on October 25, 26, 27.
147 Indonesia Southeast Aceh - Seumadam or Semadam district - Lawe Beringan, Semadam Awal. Aceh Tenggara District
Malang District, East Java - Tirtoyudo, Sumbermanjing Wetan, Dampit and Ampilgading
Simpang 18-Oct-05 19-Oct-05           2 28        12,000   Heavy rain                   1               2,460               0.3   Flash floods. Over 900 homes destroyed near Simpang river. 12,000 evacuated. 3,700 displaced.
146 Spain Catalonia - Girona region: Vilanova de la Muga, Sant Antoni de Calonge. Barcelona. Costa Brava region. Ridaura, Calonge 13-Oct-05 15-Oct-05           3 4     Heavy rain                   1               4,080               0.7   Heaviest rains in 30 years - 300mm rain in 24 hours ends worst drought in 50 years in Catalonia. Several rivers overflowed, towns submerged.
145 UK Southern Scotland - Hawick, Borders, Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian, Edinburgh, Newcastleton.  Teviot, Nith, Tweed, Liddle 12-Oct-05 14-Oct-05           3 2     Heavy rain                   1               8,930               1.0   More than one months rain in a day in southern Scotland. Worst floods in 20 years in Hawick, 200 buildings inundated, water up to 4 feet deep. Floods in Newcastleton almost as high as 1991.
144 US Sw New Hampshire - Cheshire County - Keene, Alstead, Stoddard, Unity, Hinsdale, Walpole.
Vermont - Brattleboro, Guilford
Massachusetts - Berkshire County, Pittsfield, Greenfield, Northbridge, Worcester and Southbridge
New Jersey - Spring Lake, Wayne, Little Falls. Oakland. Pompton Lakes. Westwood, Bound Brook, Lodi Bergen County
Connecticut - Tolland County, eastern Windham County, western Hartford County
New Hampshire - Cold River, North Branch River, Little Sugar River
Massachusetts - Housatonic, Merrimack, Blackstone
New Jersey - Ramapo, Passaic, Saddle, Pompton
Connecticut - Connecticut river. Natchaug
8-Oct-05 17-Oct-05          10 11          3,000   Heavy rain   25               2              38,290               9.0   US northeast receives up to 11 inches of rain.
New Hampshire - 3 dead, 4 missing. 1,000 evacuated. Worst flooding in 25 years. One third of Keene under water. 36 homes destroyed and 24 damaged in Alstead after Lake Warren dam overflowed.
Vermont - 200 evacuated.
Massachusetts - 500 evacuated. 70 homeless in Greenfield.
Connecticut - 2 dead. Levels higher than major flood of 1955.
143 Vietnam Central Vietnam provinces: Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue, Quang Ngai Ben Hai 7-Oct-05 11-Oct-05           5 17        10,000   Heavy rain                   1               8,370               1.5   25,000 houses in three provinces flooded with up to 1.5 meters water. Estimated 15 million dollars damage.
3,700 families evacuated from Quang Binh.
"water level at rivers in Quang Tri was 17.43 metres, 2.28m higher than the record flood recorded in 1992"
142 Bangladesh Northern Bangladesh districts: Naogaon, Joypurhat, Gaibandha, Rangpur, Nilphamari, Dinajpur. Badarganj Jamuneshwari, Chhoto Jamuna 3-Oct-05 22-Oct-05          20 19      100,000   Heavy rain                   1              22,570               4.5   Late Monsoon rains. 100,000 marooned. Dozens of villages inundated. 200,000 hectares crops damaged. 10,000 homeless families in Rangpur region.
MODIS observations of flooding on Jamuna (Lower Bramaputra) tributaries in nw Bangladesh on October 7, 9, 10, 11, 12.
141 China Shaanxi Province - 11 counties and districts of Weinan city. Weihe River (Yellow tributary) 3-Oct-05 6-Oct-05           4 16      359,000  $         60,490,000 Heavy rain   10               1       180,000            12,380               1.5   Worst flooding on the Weihe in 10 years. 359,000 evacuated. 180,000 ha inundated. 12,000 houses flooded.
MODIS observations of high levels on the Weihe river October 7, 8, 9, 10.
140 China - Typhoon Longwang Fujian Province - Fuzhou area.    2-Oct-05 6-Oct-05           5 95    $       148,000,000 Tropical cyclone Heavy rain                 1        60,000            13,900               1.9   Typhoon Longwang brings floods and mudslides. 59 police trainees killed in mudslide near Fuzhou. 5,400 homes destroyed. damages 60,000 hectares crops. 730,000 evacuated ahead of the storm from coastal areas. Flood water 2 meters deep in Fuzhou city.
139 El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico - Tropical Storm Stan El Salvador - San Salvador, Lourdes, Chaparral, Ateos,  San Marcos, Santa Tecla, El Chaparral, La Libertad
Guatemala - departments: San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, Solola, Totonicapan, Suchitepequez, Rethaluhleu, Chimaltenango, Sacatepequez, Huehetenango and Escuintla. towns: Quetzaltenango, Chiquimulia, Solola, San Lucas Toleman, Pathulul, Santiago Atitlan, Panabaj, Tyanchaj
Nicargua - provinces: Matagalpa, Leon, Chinandega (Villanueva, Somotillo), Granada, Managua. Waspan region., Tecpan.
Honduras - Sula valley, Potrerillos and San Manuel. Choluteca. Valle Department - Nacaome and Alianza.
Southern
Mexico - Chiapas (Tapachula, Chicomuselo, Acacoyagua). Guerrero, Oaxaca (Tuxtepec, Ostuta), Veracruz, Tabasco.
Costa Rica - Guanacaste, Quepos in Puntarenas.
El Salvador - Acelhuate, Lempa, Paz
Guatemala - Nahualate River
Mexico - Coatan, Jamapa, Tlalixcoyan, Atlahuilco, Motozintla
Honduras - Ulúa River
1-Oct-05 16-Oct-05          16 2000      250,000   Tropical cyclone Heavy rain                 2            211,300             25.5 20051011Guat139R51857
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El Salvador - 72 dead. 54,000 evacuated. Landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains from Tropical Storm Stan. Most of El Salvador's rivers are overflowing.
Guatemala - 1500 dead. 840 missing. 120,000 homeless. Floods and landslides. Thousands dead after towns of Panabaj and Tzanchaj are wiped out by mudslides. Flooding in more than 515 communities.  US$207 million agriculture damages.
Nicaragua - 12 dead. 876 evacuated.
Honduras - 4 dead.
Mexico - 42 dead, 331,000 evacuated. 2,254 houses destroyed.
Chiapas, Mexico - 14 dead. 36,000 evacuated. Coatan River overflows in Tapachula, Chiapas, 8,000 homes destroyed.
Oaxaca, Mexico - 3 dead. 80,000 evacuated. 20,000 homes damaged or destroyed.
Veracruz, Mexico - 6 dead. 15,000 evacuated. 40,000 hectares crops destroyed.
MODIS observations of flooding along coast of Chiapas and Oaxaca on October 8, 10. Flooding along coast of El Salvador on October 14. Flooding Usumacinta and Papaloapan rivers in Veracruz and Tabasco on October 10, 12, 14 
138 China Hubei Province - Shiyan
Shaanxi Province - Xixinag county,  Hanzhong city and 11 surrounding counties
Hanjiang river (Yangtze tributary) 29-Sep-05 6-Oct-05           8 2        24,000   Heavy rain                   1              29,520               3.6   Most severe flooding on Hanjiang River in 20 years. Several counties around city of Shiyan cut off. 140,000 people affected by flooding around Hazhong in Shaanxi. 890 houses destroyed and US$ 80.5 million damages in Shaanxi.
137 Mauritania South central Mauritania - provinces: Tgant,  Assaba, Gorgol. Towns: Boumdid Zoual  Tributaries of the Senegal river. 27-Sep-05 7-Oct-05          11            3,000   Heavy rain                   2            147,100             18.4   Heavy rains cause floods that wash away several villages. Thousands stranded. 'Leftah' dam destroyed. "biggest catastrophe the country has witnessed for decades" "such torrential floods and deep waters have not been witnessed for a long time"
MODIS observation of flooding along upper Senegal tributaries in Mauritania on September 30, October 2, 3, 4, 7.
136 Canada Western Newfoundland - Stephenville, Kippens, Reidville Blanche Brook 27-Sep-05 29-Sep-05           3 0            200   Heavy rain                   1                  330               0.2   More than 150mm of rain in about 12 hours. Two rivers overflow in Stephenville. Hundreds evacuated. 200 houses flooded. Worst flooding since at least 1965. Damage to roads.
135 Mexico Southern Mexico - Chiapas and Oaxaca.   26-Sep-05 29-Sep-05           4 3          3,000   Heavy rain                   1              62,550               3.5   Chiapas - 2,000 evacuated.
Oaxaca - 1,000 evacuated.
134 Nigeria Yobe State - Nguru area. Birnin Nguru, Aroro and Ganga. Zabarmawa Hadejia tributaries 26-Sep-05 29-Sep-05           4            1,500   Heavy rain                   1              11,550               1.5   300 households from 4 villages homeless. Agricultural damage. Nguru city flooded, similar flood happened in the city in 2003.
133 Sudan Red Sea State - Port Sudan.    29-Aug-05 6-Sep-05           9 5          9,000   Heavy rain                   1              40,660               4.4   Port Sudan - 5 dead. 2,950 houses damaged or destroyed. Approximately 156,000 people affected, 17,000 severely affected (lost homes and belongings).
MODIS observations of flooding of delta south of Port Sudan on August 29 , September 3, 5
132 Nepal Western Nepal -  districts: Kanchanpur, Baitadi, Dadeldhura and Darchula . Towns: Chandani, Dodhara, Temandu. Mahendranagar, Shirsha. Mahakali, Shirsha, Ragoon 25-Sep-05 2-Oct-05           8 51          1,600   Monsoonal rain  Dam/Levy, break or release                  1               8,030               1.9   Floods and landslides. Embankment on Mahakali River collapses, 3 dead, 12 missing and 1,500 homeless in Chandani and Mahendranagar. Sirsha village engulfed by floods and landslides, 15 dead, 52 missing.
131 China, Vietnam and Thailand - Typhoon Damrey Southern China -
Gunagdong province: Zhanjiang city
Hainan Island: Wanning City, Haikou
Northern
Vietnam -
Yen Bai (Cat Thinh in Van Chan district, Tram Tau, Nghia Lo), Nghe An, Phu Tho, Hoa Binh and Lao Cai. Thanh Hoa, Nam Dinh.
Northern
Thailand - Lampang (Chae Hom, Muang Pan, Lampang city, Thoen), Chiang Mai (Saraphee, Chiang Dao, Mae Taeng, Fang, Muang), Chiang Rai (Muang, Wiang Pa Pao,  Mae Suay), Phayao, Mae Hong Son and Phrae (Long). Yasothon (Mahachanachai), Ubon Ratchathani
Thailand - Ping, Chi, Korn and Lao, Kok, Wang
Vietnam - Ca
26-Sep-05 6-Oct-05          11 104      470,000  $    1,500,000,000 Tropical cyclone Heavy rain 40               2  see notes           492,000             33.6 20052740640aNThai131Ma2.58 Strongest typhoon to hit Hainan since 1974.
Hainan - 25 dead, 170,000 evacuated. 20,000 homes destroyed. 704,000 hectares of cropland ruined. 380 kilometers roads damaged.
Guangdong - 16,000 people were evacuated in Zhanjiang city.
Vietnam - Damrey comes ashore September 27. 63 dead. 337,000 evacuated. Flash flooding and landslides following Typhoon Damrey in northern Vietnam. 54 kilometers of sea dikes destroyed. 10,000 houses destroyed.  Flooding in Nam Dinh city. 60,000 hectares crops inundated. WOrst flooding in Cat Thinh in Yen Bai in 40 years.
Thailand - 10 dead. 2,000 evacuated. Mae Pa Jum dam burst flooding more than 500 houses and over 2,000 rai of farmland. Worst floods in Lampang province for 10 years.
MODIS observation of high levels on the Ca river in Nghe An September 30, October 1. Ca river much lower by October 3. Flooding in North Thailand Chaing Rai and Phayo areas October 1, 3. Flooding less in Chiang Rai and Phayo areas by October 6.
130 USA - Hurricane Rita Lousiana and Texas Gulf Coast
Lousiana - parishes: Vermilion, Calcasieu, St. Bernard, Terrebonne, Cameron, St. Mary. Towns: Erath, Cameron, Delcambre, Intercoastal, Lake Charles, Chauvin, Abbeville, Holly Beach, Delcambre, Lydia. Pecan Island. Avery Island.
Texas - Port Arthur, Lumberton, Beaumont
Lousiana - Vermilion, Calcasieu, Mermentau, Amite.
Texas - Sabine, Neches
23-Sep-05 1-Oct-05           9      $    6,000,000,000 Tropical cyclone Heavy rain                 1              33,400               4.0 20052691940LaGulf130Ma2.30
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Rita brings heavy rains and storm surge flooding to the Gulf Coast - flood waters 2 to 12 feet deep up to 30 miles from the coast. 80% homes flattened in Cameron Parish. 50% homes submerged in Vermilion Parish. As many as 100,000 homes damaged beyond repair in Lousiana. 2.8 million people evacuated from Houston and surrounding Gulf Coast areas ahead of Rita. Between 20,000 and 25,000 cattle killed by Rita in Lousiana.
2,500 people were rescued from Vermilion Parish, 10,000 evacuated from Cameron Parish
Vermilion Parish - "What we had is the equivalent of a 500-year flood," 5 to 8 thousand cattle and calves drowned in storm surge or aftermath.
September 23 - Storm surge from Rita breached two levees in New Orleans 9th ward. New Orleans 15% flooded.
MODIS observations of flooding along the Gulf Coast of Louisana September 25, 26, 27, 28, 29.
129 India Gujarat - districts: Surat, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, Panchmahal, Narmada. Towns: Panchmahals, Bharuch, Navsari, Vadodara. Ahmedabad Vishwamitri, Tapi 22-Sep-05 11-Oct-05          20 15     Heavy rain  Dam/Levy, break or release                  1              53,200               6.9 20052700540Gujar129M2bm 29 villages evacuated. Floodgates opened on Ajwa dam.
MODIS observation of flooding around Ahmedabad on September 25, October 1, 2. Flooding west of Bharuch on September 27, 29, October 1, 2 Less flooding by October 3, 4, 6, 8, 9.
128 Romania and Bulgaria Black Sea Coast
Romania - Constanta county - Costinesti, Tuzla, Constanta and Mangalia.
Buzau - Maracineni
Ialomita -  Barbulesti, Slobozia
Prahova -
Bucharest area.
Bulgaria - regions: Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Gabrovo, Veliko Turnovo, Sliven and Yambol. towns: Shabla, Dalgo Pole, Trud
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Romania - Heavy rains along Black Sea coast floods hundred of homes up to 3 meters deep. 8 dead, 1 missing.  Many towns and villages submerged. 10,000 homes damaged. US$1.8 billion damages.
"Costinesti Mayor Traian Cristea said it was the worst flooding the area had experienced"
Bulgaria - 2 dead in flooding of town of Shabla
MODIS observations of high levels on the Arges and Prahova rivers on September 28, October 3, 4, 5. Prahova still has high levels October 7, 9
127 Vietnam - Tropical Storm Vicente Thanh Hoa province -
Nghe An province -
Ha Tinh province - 
Ca, Giang 18-Sep-05 24-Sep-05           7 8          8,500   Tropical cyclone Heavy rain                 1              10,780               2.0 20052650345NViet127M2.39 Thanh Hoa - 8,500 evacuated, 1,200 houses destroyed or damaged.
Ha Tinh - 3,500 homes submerged. 17,000 hectares crops destroyed. 450 households evacuated.
Nghe An - 2 dead.
"dozens of thousands of hectares of crops were damaged"
MODIS observations of new water along the coasts of Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces on September 19, 21, 22. Flooding on Ca river in Nghe An on September 22, much less by the 24th.
126 India Uttar Pradesh - Muzaffarnagar district. Meerut. Mawana district. Moradabad district: Mundapandey and Thakurdwara.
Uttaranchal - Udhamsingh Nagar city. Bhojpur,
Himachal Pradesh - 
Ganges tributaries. Ganga Canal, Ramganga, Kosi and Dhela. Ghaghra, Sarda, 16-Sep-05 5-Oct-05          20 23     Monsoonal rain                   1            308,700             16.6 20052720525UGang126M2bm
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Late monsoon rains cause floods and landslides.
Himachal Pradesh -  7 dead, 4 injured.
Uttar Pradesh - 6 dead. 32 villages in Muzaffarnagar district devasted by floods from Ganga canal. 500 families homeless.
Uttaranchal - landslides.
September 29 - 7 dead in Moradabad area from Ramganga flooding.
MODIS observation of high levels on the upper Ganges tributaries including Ghaghra in Uttar Pradesh on September 19, 20, 21. Upper Ganges and Ramganga even higher levels September 26, 27, 28, 29,  Rivers subsiding September 30, October 1, 5.
125 Philippines - Tropical Storm Damrey Luzon - Manila area - Muntinlupa. Laguna de Bay.
Quezon - Infanta, General Nakar, Real.
Pampanga -  Candaba, Aurora, San Simon.
Aurora - Dingalan,
Nueva Ecija - Gabaldon.
Rizal - Angono. Marikina.
Bicol - Camalig, Catanduanes
Ilocos Norte - Laoag City
Pampanga, Danglan, Agos, Pangil, Marikina, Pasong Diablo, Cupang, Padsan 15-Sep-05 27-Sep-05          13 16          8,000   Monsoonal rain Tropical cyclone                 1              12,980               2.9   Seasonal monsoon aggravated by a low pressure system brings several days heavy rain causing floods and landslides. Followed by Tropical Storm Damrey on September 20.
September 17 - 27,748 individuals affected by the floods and landslides on Luzon. Damage to bridges and dams. 43 villages in Pampanga and Nueva Ecija under water.
September 21 - 8,000 displaced from Bicol towns and cities by flooding. 242 hectares farmland damaged in Bicol.
September 23 - 3,000 families from 6 towns displaced in Ilocos Norte by flooding
MODIS observation of flooding in Pampanga area on September 18, 25, 27.
124 Senegal Dakar area.   20-Aug-05 10-Sep-05          22            5,600  see notes  Heavy rain   20               1                  330               0.6   Heaviest rains in Dakar in two decades. Worst affected were Pikine and Guediawaye shanty towns outside Dakar. Worst floods in 20 years in Senegals suburbs.
"reconstruction required after the floods would cost some 45 billion CFA francs"
MODIS observations of seasonal high levels on the Senegal river begin in mid August.
123 India Andhra Pradesh - districts: Khammam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Yerrakalva, Krishna, Nizamabad, Karimnagar. Kottagudem. Vijayawada. Konaseema. Nidadavole and Tadepalligudem.
Chhattisgarh
state - Rajnandgaon and Durg districts.
Orissa state - Balasore, Bhadrak and Jajpur
Maharashtra state - districts: Bhandara, Gondia, Nagpur.Bagalkot and Bijapur districts.
Madhya Pradesh - districts: Balaghat, Katni, Jabalpur and Seoni.
Karnataka - Bidar district.
Krishna, Ghataprabha and Malaprabha
Budhabalanga, Subarnarekha and Baitarani. Mahanadi and Kathajod. Shivnath. Banganga. Manjra. Munneru, Wyra, Kattaleru, Budameru
Godavari and Krishna rivers and tributaries
Wainganga
14-Sep-05 30-Sep-05          17 89      550,000   Heavy rain  Dam/Levy, break or release                  1  see notes           312,900             15.8 20052690500LGod123M2.41
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Chhattisgarh -  9 dead. 250,000 homeless. 835 villages in Durg and Rajnandgaon districts inudated.
Orissa - 6 dead. 50,000 people affected by flooding. 100 villages marooned.
Maharashtra - 100,000 evacuated from 200 villages flooded when water was released from Raju Sagar dam in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh state.
Andhra Pradesh - 74 dead, 200,000 displaced or homeless. 111,288 hectares crops destroyed. 77,000 homes destroyed.
MODIS observation of high levels on Godavari tributary Wainganga in Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh on September 17. Lower Krishna river and delta wet on September 22, 24. Flooding on Godavari decreasing by September 26. Flooding near Orissa coast on September 23, 24.
122 Afghanistan Eastern Afghanistan - Konar (Kunar) Province - Ghaziabad district
Nangarhar province.
  11-Sep-05 12-Sep-05           2 12     Heavy rain                   1               3,200               0.4   Heavy rains cause flooding, agricultural damage.
121 China - Typhoon Khanun Zhejiang province - Qinglin near Ningbo. Taizhou, Wehshou.
Shanghai area
Jiangsu province - Suzhou and Wuxi
  11-Sep-05 13-Sep-05           3 16   1,350,000  $       849,000,000 Tropical cyclone Heavy rain                 1    2,250,000            84,370               3.2   Strongest typhoon to hit China this year - Typhoon Khanun causes flooding and landslides.
Shanghai - 1,000 families flooded. 160,000 residents evacuated.
Zhejiang - 7,468 houses destroyed. 810,000 evacuated.US$ 849 million economic losses.
2.25 million hectares cropland damaged.
120 Vietnam and Cambodia Mekong Delta area
Vietnam - Long An province - districts: Tan Hung, Vinh Hung and Moc Hoa.
Other provinces - Dong Thap, An Giang, Kien Giang.
Cambodia - Kratie, Kampong Cham, Kandal Prey Veng, Siem Reap.
Mekong (Cuu Long), Tien, Hau 8-Sep-05 1-Nov-05          55 69        30,000  $         15,500,000 Monsoonal rain                   1            154,800             15.8   Vietnam - 53 dead. 4,500 houses flooded. 30,000 evacuated. 21,500 hectares crops damaged.
Cambodia - 16 dead in annual Mekong flooding. 10,000 hectares rice fields destroyed.
October 25 - floods in Mekong delta slowly receding.
MODIS observations of seasonal flooding of the Lower Mekong began in mid August.
119 France Gard and Herault areas. Nimes. Lunel and Montpellier    7-Sep-05 9-Sep-05           3 0          3,000   Heavy rain                   1               9,810               1.1 20052521045SFra119M2.35 Severe floods cause extensive damage, thousands evacuated. Thousands of houses and businesses were flooded.
MODIS observation of flooding west of lower Rhone river on September 9 near Nimes.
118 Japan and South Korea - Typhoon Nabi Japan - Kyushu and Shikoku: Miyazaki (Takachiho), Kagoshima (Tarumizu), Tokushima (Ishii), Oita and Yamaguchi (Iwakuni) prefectures.
Tokyo area - Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama prefectures
South Korea - Ulsan, Pohang, Gyeongju. Ulleung Island
Zenpukujigawa, Kandagawa, Myoshogawa, Shakujiigawa, Myoshojigawa 4-Sep-05 9-Sep-05           6 22      301,000   Tropical cyclone Heavy rain                 1              36,830               3.4   September 4-5 - Heavy rains triggered by Typhoon Nagi cause flooding in Tokyo area killing 1 and flooding more than 2,900 houses.
September 6 - Typhoon Nagi lands in Kyushu causing flooding and mudslides.
Japan - 21 dead, 6 missing, 300,000 evacuated. Mudslides and flooding. 2,000 houses destroyed, 17,000 houses flooded. More than 130 cm of rain over 3 days in parts of Kyushu. US$36.9 million agricultural damages on Kyushu.
South Korea - 1 dead, 4 missing, 1,100 evacuated.
117 Taiwan and China - Typhoon Talim Eastern China
Anhui Province - counties: Yuexi, Jinzhai. Dabieshan mountains.
Fujian Province - Cangnan area, Fuzhou, Quanzhou and Putian.
Zhejiang Province - Wenzhou area.
Jiangxi -  Jiujiang
Taiwan - Tainan county. Hualien, Pingtung
  1-Sep-05 4-Sep-05           4 129   1,840,000  $       960,000,000 Tropical cyclone Heavy rain                 1            188,700               6.0   Taiwan - 3 dead, 59 injured. $ 85 million in farm losses
China - Talim strikes September 1 causing flooding and landslides. 129 dead, 30 missing. 1.84 million people evacuated. 62,000 houses collapsed, 171,000 were damaged. 1.27 million ha of crops affected and 261,000 ha of crops lost.  US$960 million damages. 11,789 houses destroyed in Wenzhou area.
76 dead and 457,000 evacuated in Anhui province.
116 Nigeria Jigawa State - Kirikasanma, Rin-gim, Babura, Jahun and Dutse. 
Bauchi State - Doguwa
Taraba State - Jalingo, Wukari
Yobe State - Turmi in Fika.
Jigawa, Bauchi, Yobe - Hadejia river and tributaries.
Taraba - Benue river and tributaries, Jalingo.
7-Aug-05 16-Sep-05          41 3                7   Heavy rain                   1            159,500             14.8   September 6 - Floods continue in Jigawa - 3 dead, 5000 houses destroyed. Thousands displaced. 30 villages washed away.
Seasonal flooding on Hadejia and Benue rivers began in early August.
August 12 - 400 houses destroyed by floods in Jigawa state.
August 7 - bridge collapse on flooded Benue tributary in Jalingo kills over 50. 200 people living in camps from flooding by August 14 in Taraba state.
MODIS observations of high levels on the Hadejia river on August 20, 27, September 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14. High levels on the upper and middle Benue river on August 18, 22, 27, September 5, 12
115 Australia Northern Tasmania - Deloraine, Launceston, Breona, Liffey, Corra Lin, Latrobe Meander, North Esk, Mersey, Tamar 30-Aug-05 3-Sep-05           5 0     Heavy rain   8               1               8,210               1.5   Storms dump 240mm rain on northern Tasmania in 24 hours. Town of Deloraine under water. Worst flooding in region in 8 years. Biggest flood in Deloraine for 24 years.
114 USA - Hurricane Katrina Gulf of Mexico coast
Lousiana - New Orleans, Slidell, St. Bernard Parish
Mississippi - Biloxi, Gulfport, Harrison County, Pascagoula, Waveland, Bay St. Louis
Alabama - Mobile, Bayou La Batre, Dauphin Island, Coden
Pascagoula, Mobile, Pearl 29-Aug-05 19-Sep-05          22 1053      500,000  $   60,000,000,000 Tropical cyclone  Dam/Levy, break or release                  3              50,380             20.8 20050915p22r39NOrl114L7
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Katrina makes landfall in Gulfport, Mississippi - deadliest hurricane to hit the United States since 1928
Louisiana - 972 dead as of October 4. New Orleans 80% inundated after several levees burst around Lake Ponchartrain, water up to 20 feet deep in places.  It may take weeks to pump floodwaters out of the city. Estimated 160,000 homes in New Orleans will be unsalvageable.
"The city will not be functional for two or three months."
"Minimum, hundreds. Most likely, thousands," people dead in New Orleans.
Mississippi - 218 confirmed deaths.
Alabama -  2 dead. Flooding in Mobile reached 11 feet deep - same as record from 1917.
Georgia - 2 dead, Florida - 14 dead.
Damage expected to be many billions of dollars.
"Katrina shut down an estimated 95 percent of crude production and 88 percent of natural gas output in the Gulf of Mexico"
MODIS observation of flooding around Lake Ponchartrain on August 30, 31.
113 India Uttar Pradesh - Azamgarh area   26-Aug-05 30-Aug-05           5 21     Heavy rain                   1              12,680               1.8 20052420515UPGang113M2.39
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Heavy rains on upper reaches of Ghaghra and Saryu rivers cause flash flooding of Tons tributary in Azamgarh. 21 dead and 6 missing. 737 villages evacuated. Inhabitants of 250 villages marooned. 800,000 people affected.

MODIS observation of new flooding in the Azamgarh area on August 27, 28, 29, 30.
112 Mexico   Veracruz (San Andres Tuxtla, Chiniapan de Arriba, Salto de Eyipantla,  Jalapa, Santa Maria La Victoria).
Michoacan (Aguililla).
Oaxaca. Puebla
Michoacan - Aguililla
Veracruz - Chihuapan
21-Aug-05 30-Aug-05          10 30        10,000   Heavy rain                   1            242,700             11.3   Veracruz - 11 dead. Landslides and flooding.
Michoacan - 6 dead. Towns villages and farmland flooded.
Pubela - 2,500 families homeless.
Oaxaca - State of Flood emergency declared.

MODIS observations of high levels on Papaloapan, Rio La Trinidad and Coatzacoacoas rivers in Veracruz August 26, 28, 30.
111 Switzerland, Austria, Germany Switzerland - Bern, Brienz, Lucerne, Schwys, Uri and Obwalden. Graubuenden, Engelberg, Oey-Diemtigen, Thun.
Austria - Provinces: Vorarlberg, Tyrol, Styria, Carinthia. Paznau valley. Linz, Korneuburg, Ischgl, Galtur, Gargellen.
Germany - Bavaria state: Erding, Freising, Regensburg, Kelheim, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Neu-Ulm, Rosenheim.
Danube and tributaries including Isar, Enns, Inn

Rhine tributaries including Landquart, Aare
21-Aug-05 26-Aug-05           6 12          2,500  $       790,000,000 Heavy rain   100               3              44,950             11.4 20052361225Germ111Ma2.54 Switzerland - 6 dead, 2,500 evacuated. 300 evacuated from Bern. Thun, Brienz and Biel lakes at danger levels. Several areas report heaviest rainfall on record.
Austria - 4 dead.
Germany - 1 dead. US$122 million damages.
"economic losses from the flooding could reach $791 million in Switzerland, Austria and Germany" (Swiss Reinsurance)
"worst floods in Central Europe for a century"
MODIS observation of flooding south of Munich on August 24.
110 Ethiopia  Southern Ethiopia - Oromiya region, Gara Leman area. Jimma and Yayyu districts Awash and Meki. Ghibe 20-Aug-05 7-Sep-05          19 3          7,000   Heavy rain                   1              52,560               6.8   Heavy rains cause Awash and Meki rivers to overflow leaving thousands homeless.
MODIS observations of flooding along Awash river near Lake Koka on August 20, 22, 29. September 5, 7
109 Romania, Moldova, Hungary and Bulgaria Romania - Harghita: (Odorheiu Secuiesc), Mures, Dolj: (Plosca), Bacau, Vrancea, Galati, Braila,  Bistrita, Gorj. Suceava: (Gura Humorului,  Voronet,  Vatra Dornei, Cajvana), Cluj.
Moldova - Chisinau and Balti. districts: Edinet, Criuleni, Briceni, Nisporeni, Riscani.
Eastern
Hungary - Sziksz
Bulgaria - Montana
Upper Siret and tributaries.
Prut and Chevcar
14-Aug-05 2-Sep-05          20 34          2,000  $       625,000,000 Heavy rain                   1              68,750               7.9 20052500915RoPrut109M2.37
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Romania - 33 dead, 2,000 evacuated. US$313 million damages. 4 meter high flood waves in Harghita county. 800 houses submerged in Odorheiu Secuiesc.
August 20 - 54,000 ha of agricultural lands, 839 ha of grasslands and 56 ha of forests are flooded. 5,550 homes  flooded.
MODIS observation of high levels on upper Siret river and tributaries on August 22, levels much lower by August 29. Prut river high on August 31 through September 7
108 Sierra Leone Pujehun district - Titonko, Jorma Jargor, Jormah Jaihun Wanje and Moa Rivers 14-Aug-05 16-Aug-05           3 20        15,000   Heavy rain   60               2               7,730               1.9   Heavy rainstorms cause 2 rivers to burst banks leaving thousands homeless. 15,000 waiting for help. Worst flooding since 1945.
"millions of Leones worth of property destroyed"
107 China Hubei Province - Shiyan, Xiangfan and Suizhou. Danjiangkou. Han river and tributaries. Wenjia. 14-Aug-05 5-Sep-05          23 28        14,500                       1              43,680               6.6   Rainstorms cause flooding and landslides. 2,200 houses collapsed in Shiyan city.
August 30 - continuous flooding in Shiyan city. 28 dead
September 5 - 12,000 evacuated from an area near a failing dike near the Dahong Mountain reservoir on the Wenjia River.

MODIS observations of high levels on the Han river August 24, 25, 26
106 China Liaoning Province - Tieling, Fushun, Shenyang, Benxi, Jinzhou, Huludao and Chaoyang. Qingyuan county
Jilin Province - 
  13-Aug-05 20-Aug-05           8 15      206,000  $       913,000,000 Heavy rain   10               1       326,000            85,860               6.1   Liaoning - Torrential rainstorms cause floods that kill 15, leave 32 missing. 188,000 homeless. 26,000 homes destroyed. 326,000 hectares of crops ruined. 68 reservoirs overflow. Most serious flood since 1995.
Jilin - 1 dead. 332 houses, 16,100 hectares of crops and 46.1 km of highways destroyed. 181,600 people in 75 towns affected. 24.7 million US dollars damages.
MODIS observation of high levels on lower Liao river around Fushun on August 18, 20.
105 Vietnam Nghe An province   13-Aug-05 16-Aug-05           4 13     Heavy rain                   1              14,790               1.7   Storms cause flooding. 1,300 houses flooded and damaged. More than 10,827 hectares paddy fields inundated.
104 Thailand Northern Thailand - Chiang Mai - Chang Mai city. Muang, Chiang Dao, Phrao, San Sai, Doi Saket, Mae Taeng, San Kamphaeng, Mae Chan, Mae Chaem, San Pa Tong.
Mae Hong Son - Pai, Pang Ma Pa, Muang, Khun Yuam.
Chang Rai -  Pan, Weing Pa Pao, Mae Saruay, Thung, Wieng Pa Pao, Mae Chan and Mae Fa Luang.
Phayao - Pong, Dok Kham Tai. Naprang.
Lampang - Wang Nua, Jae Hom, Mae Tha, Mae Moh, Muang, Thoen.
Nan - Muang, Pua and Ta Wang Pha
Tak - Sam Ngao and Ban Tak
Ping, Yom, Rong Chang, Pai, Lao, Nan, Wang, Mae On, Mae Rad, Huai Mae Pa 13-Aug-05 26-Sep-05          45 11      119,270  see notes  Monsoonal rain   40               2            134,300             27.9   10 dead, over 20 missing. 60,000 affected in Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son provinces. 741 villages inundated as of August 18. Worst flooding in 40 years in Chang Mai city, parts of city under 1 to 2 meters water. 87 bridges, 95 roads, and 18,061 hectares of farmland damaged. Highest levels on Ping river at Naovarat Bridge in 40 years.
August 30 - more heavy rain in northern Thailand.
September 13 - new round of flash floods and mudslides in Chiang Mai and Lampung.
September 16 - 1,000 families and 15,000 rai of farmland were affected by flooding.
September 19-22 Flooding continues in Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Lampang and Phayao from heavy rains from Tropical Storm Vicente.
September 25 - Chain Mai city has 2nd major flood, Ping river overflows.
MODIS observation of high levels on Lao, Kok, and Ing rivers near Chiang Rai and Phayao on September 22, 24, 26.
103 Iran Northeastern Iran - Golestan province - Kalaleh area   9-Aug-05 11-Aug-05           3 43     Heavy rain                   1          1,500             4,900               0.8   Second flood in 2 weeks in this area. 70 villages affected near Kalaleh. 350 families homeless. 1,500 hectares of farmland flooded.
102 Central African Republic Bangui area, Bambari in Ouaka prefecture, Bwaka Prefecture Ubangi and tributaries 8-Aug-05 25-Aug-05          18 1        22,500   Heavy rain                   1              65,650               7.4   Days of heavy rain leave more than 22,500 homeless in Bangui. 3,500 houses collapsed.
August 25 - serious flooding in Bambari.
101 China Xinjiang - Taklamakan Desert, Ruoqiang county. Urumqi   5-Aug-05 14-Aug-05          10 7      230,000   Heavy rain                   1            855,800             21.3   Heavy rain since August 5. Flash floods on August 10 in the Taklamakan Desert. 25,000 houses destroyed. 26,000 hectares of crops inundated. Record high rainfall of 53mm in a day in Ruoqiang county.
100 Bulgaria Southern Bulgaria - Rhodopi Mountains. Sofia District. Pazardzhik, Smolyan, Vratsa, Plovdiv, Pleven. Dolna Banya, Ihtiman, Kostenets, Gorna Malina, Botevgrad, Svoge, and Sofia. Tributaries of Maritsa (Evros, Meric) 4-Aug-05 11-Aug-05           8 7        12,000   Heavy rain                   1              44,210               4.4   Floods and landslides in southern Bulgaria. Hundreds houses flooded.
MODIS observation of high levels on the Iskar river near xxx on August 9.
99 Sudan Sudan - North Darfur State - El-Fasher, Abu Shouk camp   3-Aug-05 19-Aug-05          17 8          8,000   Heavy rain  Dam/Levy, break or release                  1            163,400             11.5   Heavy rain through July and August in Darfur area.
August 3 - Heavy rains flood El Fasher and kill 8, 600 houses destroyed.
August 12 - Heavy rains collapse part of Haloof Dam. Thousands of refugees without shelter.
MODIS observations of high rivers in Darfur area August 5, 19 (rivers not normally visible to MODIS in Darfur)
98 South Korea North Cholla (Jeolla) Province - Jeonju, Jeonjoo, Imshil, Jangsu
South Cholla (Jeolla) Province - Jindo, Yeounggwang
Gangwon Province - Cheorwon
North Gyeongsang Province - Youngcheon, Gimcheon
Yeongdong, Chungbuk.
Namdae, Dongjin 2-Aug-05 4-Aug-05           3 11          1,500   Monsoonal rain                   1        12,225             9,970               1.1   30 cm rain since August 2 trigger landslides and flash flooding. 13 dead, 5 missing, 1,500 homeless. 12,225 hectares rice fields flooded. 552 houses damaged.
97 Turkey Trabazon Province - Caykara area
Rize Province - Guneyce area
  2-Aug-05 3-Aug-05           2 7     Heavy rain                   1               1,670               0.3   Heavy rain causes flash floods and landslides. Flooding damages bridges in several towns. Turkey's Black Sea coast is an area prone to seasonal floods and landslides;
96 Iran Northeastern Iran - Golestan province - Kalaleh county, Galidagh   31-Jul-05 1-Aug-05           2 27     Heavy rain                   1               4,580               0.5   Six villages inundated by heavy rain in mountainous region of Galidagh. 27 dead, 25 missing. Damage to houses, roads and farms.
95 India Orissa State - districts: Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara. Towns: Akhuapada, Pattamundai, Jenapur, Rajkanika Brahmani, Kharashrota, Baitarani,  30-Jul-05 3-Aug-05           5 8      344,857   Monsoonal rain  Dam/Levy, break or release                  1  see notes             11,720               1.7   Bramhmani and Kharashrota rivers breach 23 embankments in Jajpur district marooning 320 villages. 800 houses damaged. 75,780 hectares crops submerged in Bhadrak district. 344,857evacuated.
94 Philippines Negros Occidental - San Enrique, Pulupandan, Pontevedra, Valladolid, Bago City
Western Visayas - Jordan in Guimaras. Iloilo city. Laua-an.
Paliwan 27-Jul-05 30-Jul-05           4 3        32,782  see notes  Monsoonal rain                   1               1,060               0.5   107 villages flooded in provinces of Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Guimaras and Antique.
Damages of P28.8 million worth of crops and infrastructure in Negros Occidental.
93 India Karnataka State - Chikmagalur, Shimoga, Harihar, Kodagu (Bhagamandala, Madikeri, Karadigodu, Talacauvery), Belgaum (Khanapur). Bijapur, Bagalkot, Hassan, Gulbarga,  Shimoga. Deodurga, Lingsugur, Raichur.
Andhra Pradesh
State - Telangana region. districts: Adilabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal, Kurnool. Hyderabad area. Nizamabad
Maharashtra State - Pune, Chandrapur area. Sangli, Kolhapur, Karad, Satara, Patan. Yewatmal (Digras, Nandgavan). Kopargaon
Krishna and Godavari and tributaries including Murreduvagu, Pedavagu, Taliperu, Sabari, Paleru, Chandravankavagu, Sokileru and Kinnerasani. Penganga, Satnala, . Malaprabha, the Ghataprabha, the Doodhganga and the Markandeya. Krishna, Bhima and Ghataprabha. Tunga. Koyana, Warna. Tungabhadra, Bhima, Gokak.
Cauvery and  tributaries including Lakshmanathirtha
23-Jul-05 16-Aug-05          25 126      100,000   Monsoonal rain  Dam/Levy, break or release                  1            619,200             25.3   July 9 - dam burst on Ghawanda river in Yewatmal district kills 6 leaves 19 missing in Maharashtra.
July 10 - 7 dead, hundreds homeless. 3,000 evacuated from Hyderabad.
July 23 - Monsoon rains and flooding continue. 20 dead. 5,000 homeless.
August 2 - 5 thousand familes evacuated from 35 villages along Krishna river in Sangli in Maharashtra.
August 3 - 10,000 evacuated from 202 villages along Krishna river in Bagalkot and Bijapur in Karnataka. 220 villages in Pune and 50 in Kolhapur isolated by flooding in Maharashtra. Dams along Krishna and its tributaries were put on high alert, water released downriver into Karnataka.
Karnataka - 126 dead. 85, 500 evacuated. 83,000 hectares crops destroyed. 1,250 villages flooded. 50,000 houses damaged. Damages $129 million - as of August 5.
92 India Maharashtra State - Konkan region - Mumbai (Bombay) area. Raigad district (Roha, Mahad , Mangaon, Kondiwate, Roha, Poladpur, Jui). Ratnagiri district (Khed, Chilun, Alore). Sakinaka. Thane (Mumbra, Kalyan, Badlapur, Vithalwadi).
Goa State - North and South Goa districts. Dicarpale
Ghawanda, Koyna, Kal, Savitira, Karad, Pawana, Mithi, Mitha and Mula. 

Upper reaches of Krishna river.
24-Jul-05 5-Aug-05          13 987      160,000  $    3,500,000,000 Monsoonal rain                   1       700,000            35,550               4.8   July 26 - Heavy monsoon rains cause flooding and landslides. Some areas of Mumbai recieve a record 37.1 inches of rain.  150 killed in Raigad district in worst floods and landslides in 16 years. 400 killed in Mumbai area alone, 969 total for Maharashtra state. About 76,000 animals have been killed, and 700,000 hectares of land and 283,000 houses have been damaged. 16,000 villages have been affected by the floods.
Mumbai "residents say they have never seen such heavy monsoon falls"
Konkan region "entire region was under water and most of the villages looked like islands"
$3.45 billion damages in Maharashtra. 225,000 hectares crops in 15 districts destroyed.
91 China Yunnan Province - Xiaocaoba township in Yiliang county   21-Jul-05 22-Jul-05           2 16    $             560,000  Dam/Levy, break or release  Heavy rain                 1               40                390               0.1   Several days of heavy rain cause a small dam to collapse. 16 killed and 23 injured. 19 houses and 40 hectares cropland inundated in three villages.
90 Malaysia Borneo - Sabah state - Kota Kinabalu area, Menggatal, Telipok. Villages: Kampung Rampaian, Kampung Tobobon and Kampung Giling   17-Jul-05 19-Jul-05           3 4            600   Brief torrential rain   50               2               1,470               0.8   Heavy rains cause flash floods. Highest water levels in 50 years in Kota Kinabalu area.
89 Taiwan and China - Typhoon Haitang Southern Taiwan - Pingtung, Kaohsiung.
Southeastern China:
Zhejiang province - Wenzhou, Pingyang.
Fujian province - 
  16-Jul-05 20-Jul-05           5 17    $       300,000,000 Tropical cyclone Heavy rain                 1  see notes             12,150               1.8   Taiwan - 8 dead. 40 million US agricultural damages. 15,400 hectares inundated.
China - Wenzhou: 16,700 hectares hectares crops damaged. 2,600 houses destroyed. 260 million damages. Pingyang: 800 stranded by flooding.
Fujian evacuates 539,000 and Zhejiang 320,000 ahead of the storm.
88 China Anhui Province - Huaihe River and tributaries: Hongru, Shaying and Wohe 10-Jul-05 18-Jul-05           9      $         48,000,000 Heavy rain                   1            101,900               7.0   Anhui - 493 houses destroyed, 400,000 hectares of farmland in 20 counties inundated.
July 18 - water level on main stream of Huaihe river drops below warning line.
MODIS observations of high levels on Huai river on July 10, 17.
87 Romania Eastern Romania -  Moldova - counties: Vrancea, Bacau, Galati, Ialomita, Tulcea. Towns: Galati, Bacau, Ivesti, Cosmesti Vale, Nanesti, Lungoci, Namoloasa, Vadu Rosca. Siret, Trotus 12-Jul-05 28-Jul-05          17 23        13,000  $       800,000,000 Heavy rain   30               2              40,040             11.3 20052000930RoSiret087M2.40
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Romania - 581 villages, towns and cities have been flooded, most of them in the county of Vrancea. Worst floods in 30 years. Water 3 meters high in Ivesti. 11,000 homes inundated, 700 homes destroyed. 8,600 evacuated. 94,000 ha farmland flooded. 379 bridges damaged or destroyed. Record levels on Siret river. Damages almost 1 billion euros.
MODIS observation of flooding on lower Siret river on July 16, 18, 19, 23 Floods begin receding July 25, 26, 28.
86 Japan Kyushu - Oita Prefecture: Kokonoe, Hita.  Nagasaki Prefecture: Isahaya. Fukuoka, Kumamoto and Nagasaki prefectures.  Watauchigawa river 10-Jul-05 11-Jul-05           2 4            600   Heavy rain                   1              23,380               1.1   Torrential rain causes floods and mudslides in northern Kyushu. 4 dead, 150 houses flooded.
85 India, Bangladesh and Nepal India: Assam - Majuli, Didrugarh, Jorhat, Sonitpur, Sivasagar. Districts: Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Morigaon. Dhubri, Goalpara, Barpeta.
Arunachal Pradesh - Lohit and Anjaw, Yingkiong, Changlang, Seppa, Anini, Roing & Along
Uttar Pradesh - Bahraich, Shrawasti, Banda, Ballia, Pallia Kalan, Kanpur, Varanasi. Ankinghat, Mainpuri.
Uttaranchal - Saini, Uttarkashi district. Badhkot, Dehran Dun
Bihar - districts: Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga and Madhubani.
West Bengal - Birbhum district.
Bangladesh: Kurigram, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Rangpur, Nilphamari, Sherpur. Sirajgangi, Sirajganj, Jamalpur, Bogra, Dhaka, Narayanganj, Munshiganj and Madaripur.
Nepal: districts - Banke, Sunsari 
India: Brahmaputra and tributaries. Lohit, Dikhow, Jai Bharati, Puthimari, Subansairi, Dhansiri, Durra, Burhi-Dehing, Kundli, Jiyadhol, Lali and Siang, Barak.
 
Ganges and tributaries. Baghmati, Ganga, Sharda, Gandak, Yamuna, Varuna, Nagwa nullah, Kane, Kosi, Bagmati, Kamla, Budi Gandak, Rapti, Ghaghra, Gomti, Ken, Budhi Rapti.

Bangladesh: Brahammaputra-Jamuna and Ganges-Padma-Meghna basins -  Teesta, Dharla, Brahmaputra, Kortoa, Ghagot

Nepal: Rapti, Bagmati and Lalbakaiya, Saptakosi
7-Jul-05 27-Jul-05          21 40   3,000,000   Monsoonal rain                   1            823,500             27.6 20052500735SKosi085Ma2.44 Heavy monsoon rains trigger flash floods and landslides.
Assam - 15 dead. 1.9 million displaced. 400 villages under water.
Arunachal Pradesh - 4,000 homeless in Lohit and Anjaw.
Uttar Pradesh - 55 dead, 4,000 evacuated on Ganges river
Bangladesh - 23 dead, more than a million displaced.
Nepal - floods displace 30,000 in Banke district in the southwest. 200,000 sq metres of agricultural land eroded by Saptakosi river in Sunsari district.

July 20 - Nepal releases water into Sharda and Gandak rivers, 200 villages flooded in Uttar Pradesh. India closes gates on Laxmanpur Dam on Rapti river which causes flooding that displaces 30,000 Nepalese in Banke area.

MODIS observation of high levels on Yamuna river below Delhi on July 22, 24.
High levels on Bramaputra and Meghna rivers in Assam and Bangladesh on July 23.
84 Pakistan and India Pakistan: Punjab Province - districts:  Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Muzzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Bhakkar. towns: Sahiwal, Chiniot, Leiah and Kot Mithan Sharif. Marala, Gujrat, Wazirabad, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin, Sargodha, Muzaffarabad. Other districts: Sialkot, Jhang, Hafiz Abad, Chiniot, Narowal. Bajwat.
Sindh province - districts: Sukkur, Ghotki, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Dadu and Jamshoro. Guddu.
India: Himachal Pradesh (Kullu, Chamba, Rohru), Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir (Doda and Jammu districts). Haryana (Jind, Hisar, Bhiwan).
Pakistan - Indus river and tributaries, Chenab, Jhelum, Tavi, Ravi, Naullah Dek

India - Chenab, Ravi, Beas, Pabbar,  Tawi and Ujh, Jhelum , Sindh
5-Jul-05 14-Aug-05          41 40      452,000   Monsoonal rain  Dam/Levy, break or release                  1            433,500             24.5 20051930610Indus084M2.32
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Pakistan - 30 dead. 25,583 houses damaged. Monsoon rains swell the Indus river. India discharges water into upper Chenab river on July 7, submerging several villages in easterm Punjab province.
Layyah:  89 villages (with a population of almost 240,000) inundated. 50,000 evacuated. 950,000 hectares inundated by July 19.
July 11 - 624 villages inundated in Punjab province. July 19 - more than 21,000 houses damaged along Indus and Chenab rivers.
Sindh province - 8,000 evacuated.
India - thousands evacuated in Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh.
MODIS observations of high levels on the upper and middle Indus river beginning July 4, higher by July 7. Very high levels on upper and middle Indus and Chenab on July 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23. Floods also in Haryana west of Delhi in India on July 9. Jhelum river much higher beginning July 21, 22, 23. Chenab and Jhelum less high by August 1. High levels on lower Indus around Chenab confluence July 24, 27. Lower Indus high August 3, 5, 12, 14. Upper and middle Indus receding August 5, 14, 23
83 China Jilin Province - Jilin city and surrounding villages.
Heilongjiang Province - Hegang and Yichun. Daqing area, Qiqihar area, Harbin area.
Nen and Songhua and tributaries 1-Jul-05 12-Aug-05          43 5          1,500  $       271,000,000 Heavy rain   30               1            275,000             19.7   Heavy rains cause flooding that affects 1.27 million people in 252 towns in 38 counties in Jilin. 5,287 houses destryed. 354,900 hectares of crops destroyed. Average rainfall up 67% from past years.
July 31 - Highest levels on Wutong river in Hegang city since 1972. Floods in Yichun city affect 50,000 and damage 15 highways.
MODIS observation of high levels on Songhua and tributaries in Jilin on July 7, 19. Nen high around Songhua confluence July 11, 18, 19, 23, 24, 26. August 8 - Lower Songhua high from Harbin area down to Amur confluence.
82 Romania and Bulgaria Romania -  Olt county: Schitu, Serbanesti, Dobrotesti. Black Sea region of Constanta. Other counties: Teleorman, Arges, Constanta, Giurgiu, Valcea, Alba, Sibiu, Caras Severin, Dambovita, Dolj, Gorj, Hundeoara, Suceava, Mehedinti and Harghita.
Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo, Targovishte, Rousse, Stara Zagora, Haskovo and Burgas,  Popovo, Shumen
Romania - Olt, Vedea and Teleorman

Bulgaria - Yantra, Vit, Osam, Baniska and Jantra, Suhata, Iantra, Kamchia, Russenski Lom. 
2-Jul-05 16-Jul-05          15 23          7,000  see notes  Heavy rain                   1              72,210               7.3   Southern and central Romania - 6 dead. 6,600 people evacuated. 6,600 people evacuated. 800 homes and farms damaged in Olt area. Dike collapse. 200 homes flooded in Black Sea region of Constanta. About 2,000 homes in four southern counties were flooded. 55,265 hectares of agricultural land inundated. Nearly 70,000 farm animals reported killed from flooding during July 1-12.
Bulgaria - 17 dead. 28,000 hectares farmland inundated. Dozens of towns and villages flooded. hundreds evacuated. 6,300 buildings flooded, 52 bridges destroyed. Damages US$247 million.
MODIS observation of flooding along Osam river in Bulgaria and Vedea river in Romania on July 5. Flooding on Vedea, lower Arges and near Calarasi in Romania on July 7, 8.
81 India Madhya Pradesh - Sagar, Chattarpur, Damoh, Sahra, Riva and Katni. Satna, Rewa, Panna, Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Maihar.  Madhya Pradesh - Maijee, Simrol and Katni, Tons, Ledraha, Mahanadi, Son, Banganga 2-Jul-05 15-Jul-05          14 62        49,000   Monsoonal rain                   1              55,740               6.2   Madhya Pradesh - Monsoon rain from Gujarat moves into Madhya Pradesh. Worst affected areas: Sagar, Chattarpur, Damoh, Sahra, Riva and Katni. 1 million people are severely affected. 62 dead as of July 15.
MODIS observation of flooding with lots of clouds along upper Narmada and Son rivers in Madhya Pradesh on July 8.
80 North Korea South Pyongan province - Dokchon city, Pukchang county and Maengsan county   30-Jun-05 2-Jul-05           3 88        16,000   Monsoonal rain                   1               2,590               0.6   Torrential rains cause flash floods and landslides. Rainfall of up to 150 millimeters an hour on June 30 killed 88 people, left 105 missing, and made some 16,000 people homeless.
79 China Sichuan Province - Dazhou, Bazhong, Guangan, Nanchong, Yibin, Luzhou and Ganzi. Luding county, Chuni village. Meishan, Chengdu, Deyang, Ya'an, Leshan and Yibing. Dazhu.   28-Jun-05 19-Jul-05          22 65      428,000  $           2,700,000 Heavy rain                   1              69,400               8.1   July 2 - Storms in mountainous terrain cause floods and mudslides in Luding county of Sichuan. 5,109 houses destroyed. Roads, bridges and agriculture damage.
July 9 - 37 dead and 7 missing in Dazhu city after 461 mm rain in three days. 250,000 homeless in Dazhou. Floodwaters reach the third story of some buildings in Dazhou.
Throughout Sichuan - 30,000 houses destroyed.106,000 houses damaged. 70,000 acres of crops destroyed.
78 Australia New South Wales - Northern Rivers region - Lismore, Byron Bay, Benora, Yamba. Byron, Tweed, Ballina, Richmond Valley and Kyogle
Queensland - Gold Coast area - Coomera, Currumbin
Coomera, Wilson 30-Jun-05 3-Jul-05           4 3          3,000  $           7,000,000 Heavy rain   10               1               7,900               1.2   Storms bring the worst floods in northern NSW in more than 10 years, storms dump 400-500 millimeters of rainfall in 24 hours.
Worst floods in Gold Coast region in 30 years.
77 India Orissa - Bhadrak and Jajpur districts. Anandpur, Dhamnagar, Bhandaripokhari and Chandbali Baitarani River and its tributaries 29-Jun-05 3-Jul-05           5 1      140,000   Monsoonal rain                   1               6,800               1.3   Baitarani River overflowed its banks after two days of rain - 220 villages evacuated.
MODIS observation of flooding on lower Baitarani with lots of clouds on July 1.
76 Mexico - Tropical Storm Bret Veracruz - Naranjos, Chinampa Rio Tancochin 29-Jun-05 30-Jun-05           2 2     Heavy rain  Tropical cyclone                  1                  970               0.2   Heavy rain from former Tropical Storm Bret damages 3,000 homes in Veracruz.
75 India Gujarat - cities: Vadodara, Surat, Anand. Districts: Vadodara, Anand, and Kheda, Navsari, Valsad, Surat, Bharuch, Surendranagar, Dangs, Ahmedabad, Anand, Kheda, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Rajkot, Narmada, Jamnagar, Gandhinagar and Sabarkantha, Bulsar, Jamnagar. Saurashtra region. Union Territory of Daman. Baroda. Ahmedabad.
Gujarat - Vishwamitry, Purnea, Auranga, Wanki, Ambika, Kaveri and Kharera. Daman-Ganga.
28-Jun-05 15-Jul-05          18 202      500,000  $    2,300,000,000 Monsoonal rain   40               2              73,780             15.7 20051880555Gujarat075M2bm Gujarat - 132 dead. Heavy rains cause rivers to overflow in southern and central Gujarat. More than than 7,200 villages inundated and some 176,000 people left homeless. 39 of Gujarat's 187 large and medium-size dams were overflowing. Worst floods in 40 years in Gujarat.

MODIS observation of flooding in the Rann of Kutch area and west of Ahmadabad in Gujarat on July 7, 9, 13. (all observations with lots of clouds)
74 Chile Southern Chile - Concepcion area. Bio Bio region   26-Jun-05 28-Jun-05           3 5            800   Heavy rain                   1              12,210               1.2   Heavy rains cause widespread flooding and some mudslides. Thousands homes damaged.
73 India Himachal Pradesh - Rampur. Kinnaur region: Sangla, Kalpa and Yangthang districts, Sumdo. Khaab, Khab, Karcham, Leo, Akpa and Kharo. Shimla, Kullu, Bilaspur and Mandi districts. Sutlej, Parechu, Spiti 26-Jun-05 29-Jun-05           4 6          5,000  $         23,000,000 Heavy rain  Snowmelt                  1               6,530               1.1   Sutlej river suddenly rises 12 to 15 meters in Himachal Pradesh because a landslide created lake on the Parechu river in Tibet has overflowed due to heavy rains and snowmelt. Several bridges and roads destroyed, 2 villages inundated, 50 houses submerged.
72 El Salvador and Honduras El Salvador - San Pedro Puxtla, San Salvador area. Apaneca, Comasagua. Cusinahuat
Honduras - Tegucigalpa area.
  24-Jun-05 27-Jun-05           4 41          1,500   Heavy rain                   1              35,360               2.6   Heavy rain causes rivers to overflow and landslides.
El Salvador - 33 dead, 20 missing, hundred evacuated.
Honduras - 8 dead, 800 in shelters. 200 houses damaged.
71 Bangladesh Rangpur area. districts: Nilphamari, Rangpur, and Lalmonirhat. Teesta, Brahmaputra and the Dharla
Teesta tributaries - Buriteesta, Choralkata, and Burikhora
23-Jun-05 30-Jun-05           8 5        70,000   Monsoonal rain                   1              15,320               2.6   Villages inundated, 70,000 displaced.
70 Pakistan and Afghanistan Pakistan - North West Frontier Province - districts of Charsadda, Nowshera, Peshawar, Swat, Chitral, Karak and Shangla. Tapu Koroona, Sheikhabad and Jala Bela. Dera Ismail Khan. Monda.
Afghanistan - Nangarhar province - districts: Daronta, Lal Poora, Momandara, Behsood, Kama, Goshta, Behsud, Gushta.
also - Laghman and Takhar provinces
Upper Indus tributaries
Kabul, Swat, Shalam, Kunar, Chitral, Panjkora.

Afghanistan - Khatayan, Alingar
21-Jun-05 5-Aug-05          46 5        50,000    Snowmelt    100               3              28,630             19.4 20051790555Kabul070M2bm
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Pakistan - Melting snow in Hindu Kush mountains and heavy rains. dozens villages inundated. thousands evacuated.  100 year levels in rivers river Kabul, Swat, Chitral and Kunar rivers. 50,000 homeless in northwestern Pakistan. 26,943 acres crops destroyed. 114 villages affected by flooding, over 1,100 houses destroyed, over 1,800 houses damaged.

MODIS observations of high levels on the Kabul river June 19, 20 more flooding by June 22. Increased flooding on Kabul river by June 26, 27, 28. Additional observations June 30, July 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 28. Floods receding on the Kabul river August 5,
69 China Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region - central and northern areas: Wuzhou, Zhaoping (Beituo, Jiulong, and Fuluo), Yongfu, Yangshuo, Pingle, Changzhou, Wanxiu,  Xincheng, Liuzhou, Hechi, Hezhou. Shaoping county. Jiulong. Xiangzhou county.
Guangdong province - Longmen region. Heyuan, Shaoguan, Huizhou and Zhaoqing. Foshan and Shaoqing
Guizhou province - counties: Weining, Wuchuan, Songtao
Guangxi - Wuzhou, Xijiang, Qianjiang, Xunjiang, Yujiang, Mengjiang, Liujiang, Guijiang.
Guangdong - Xijiang, Beijiang, Dongjiang, Qianjiang, Xunjiang, Pearl, Min.
19-Jun-05 30-Jun-05          12 200   1,500,000  $       852,000,000 Heavy rain   100               3            226,600             35.5   Guangxi - 54 dead. More than 410,000 hectares of crops damaged. 35,000 houses destroyed, 489 villages inundated, 816,000 homeless.. Worst flooding in 100 years in Wuzhou - 42,000 residents evacuated.  Worst flood of record on Mengjiang, a tributary of the Xijiang.
Guangdong - 65 dead in floods and landslides, 10 missing. 120,000 evacuated. More than 22,000 houses destroyed or damaged.  540,000 people affected in the province.
Guizhou - 80 dead. 140,000 evacuated. 4,080 homes destroyed.

MODIS observation of flooding around Wuzhou on June 24.
68 UK North Yorkshire - Helmsley, Hawnby, Carlton, Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, Walkergate, Thirsk River Rye, Fangdale Beck, Sutton Beck 19-Jun-05 20-Jun-05           2 0    see notes  Brief torrential rain   250               3               1,060               0.7   Flash flooding from localized storms over North York Moors wash away roads, causes landslides, damages bridges. 9 people rescued by RAF helicopters. A months rainfall in one hour in North Yorkshire. Flooding destroyed buildings that had been standing for more than 200 years. Tens of millions of pounds of damage.
Helmsley - "floods like this haven't hit the market town since 1752, when 12 people died. "
67 Kenya  Western Kenya - Busia District - Bukhay,  Walwasi   17-Jun-05 20-Jun-05           4 20          1,200   Heavy rain                   1               3,520               0.8   Heavy rains for the past 2 weeks. 300 families displaced
66 China Fujian Province - Nanping City,  Dongfeng Town of Jian'ou City. Shunchang county. Sanming, Ningde, Fuzhou and Longyan Minjiang River and tributaries: Jianxi, Fuchun 17-Jun-05 25-Jun-05           9 19      210,000  $       180,700,000 Heavy rain   35               2        66,667            93,630             13.4   Fujian -  days or torrential rain. Floods and landslides. 10,000 houses collapsed. 650,000 people affected in Nanping City. Flooding along upper reaches in Minjiang and tributaries - water levels "rarely seen in the past 20 years". Minjiang river at 35 year levels.
65 Tajikistan, Afghanistan  and Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan - Khamadoni. Khatlon Region: Hamadoni and Farkhor districts: Turdiyev, Kalinin and Dasht-i Gulo. Soghd region: Districts: Shahriston, Ghonchi. Pendzhikent region. Khamadoni region.
Afghanistan - Badakhshan Province - Faizabad, Darayem, Teshkan, Baharak, Jurm, Yomgan, Argo, Darwaz. Kapisa
Balkh Province - Shortepa
Kyrgyzstan - Osh, Batken and Jalalabat provinces. Nookat, Bazarkorgon, Suzak and Nooken
Tajikistan - upper Amu Daria and tributaries. Panj, Pyandzh
Afghanistan - Panjshir River. Amu Daria
15-Jun-05 21-Jul-05          37 39        11,000  $         50,000,000 Heavy rain  Snowmelt                  1             658          103,000             11.6 20051780825ADari065Ma2bm
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Tajikistan - Floods and mudflows. 8,000 evacutated in Khatlon region. Over 2 million damages in Sogdi region. 50 million damages in southern Tajik districts of Hamadoni and Farkhor from flooding in Panj river. More than 50 million damages. 4,000 hectares fields inundated.
Afghanistan - 29 dead. Badakhshan: "Huge losses were inflicted when storms repeatedly struck the provincial capital and eight other districts in the last two days." 1000 houses destroyed. 658 hectares land destroyed. 300 homes inundated in Shortepa district of Balkh province.
Kyrgyzstan - floods and mudflows in southern provinces. 3 dead. 3,996 dwellings flooded. 28,856 hectares of crops destroyed.  87 bridges and 170 km highways damaged.
July 18 - 8,000 still evacuated from floods on Pyanzh river in Tajikistan.

MODIS observations of high levels on upper Amu Daria and tributaries on June 15, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23. Increased flooding on upper Amu Daria on June 26, 27. Additional observations July 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20.
64 Taiwan Southern Taiwan: Pingtung county - Shinyuan, Niaosung, Machia.  Tainan county - Tsochen, Peimen. Kaohsiung county. Chiayi county. Yunlin county. Pachang 11-Jun-05 17-Jun-05           7 16          2,700  $         62,000,000 Heavy rain   30               2        41,505             3,450               2.3   Hundreds evacuated from low lying areas in southern Taiwan. Flash floods and mudslides. Thousands of homes in Pingtung cut off by floods. Thousands residences in Kaohsiung flooded with waist high water.  Heavy agricultural damage - some 34,790 hectares of rice paddies and peanut, green vegetable, watermelon, corn and papaya plantations inundated. Worst floods in 30 years in Shinyuan township.
63 China Heilongjiang province - Shalan Township. Ningan city   10-Jun-05 12-Jun-05           3 117            400   Brief torrential rain   200               3               2,330               1.6   Flash flood in mountainous terrain may have killed over 200 people. Worst flood in 200 years in Shalan village. 1,333 hectares farmland ruined, 55 houses destroyed. 100 families need relocation.
62 Tajikistan Soghd Region - Pendzhekent district, Shing. Konibodom district   8-Jun-05 10-Jun-05           3 6          2,000   Heavy rain                   1               5,930               0.8   Heavy rain floods three villages in Pendzhekent district, 70 houses destroyed. 2000 homeless. Mudslides.
61 Canada Central and southern Alberta - Calgary area. High River, West Bragg Creek, Pincher Creek, Okotoks, Lethbridge, Turner Valley, Bragg Creek, Black Diamond, Riverdale and Mission. Willow Creek. Siksika reserve. Hidden Valley. Sundre, Drumheller, Red Deer, Bottrel, Priddis.
Saskatchewan - Cumberland House
Elbow, High, Bow, Highwood, Sheep, Oldman, Willow Creek, Red Deer, Fish Creek, Priddis Creek. North Saskatchewan 7-Jun-05 1-Jul-05          25 4          5,000  $       400,000,000 Heavy rain   100               3              86,680             28.4   Glenmore Reservoir overflows "for the first time in memory" on June 8. Widespread damage to rural infrastructure. Highest levels on Elbow River in 29 years in Rideau Park. Worst floods in more than a decade in Calgary city.
"As two weeks of torrential rain finally abated, thousands of Albertans returned home yesterday to find their possessions destroyed and houses wrecked. Officials have begun calling the floods a "once-in-200-year event."" ...  "worst floods in living memory"
June 20 - Two major floods in a week. Red Deer river floods entire downtown of Sundre, 300 houses damaged.
June 29 - Another heavy downpour overflows the Sheep river. States of emergency again in towns of Hidden Valley, High River, Okotoks and Black Diamond.
60 Georgia  Georgia - Mtsketa-Tianetsk region. Districts: Kazbeg, Tianeti, Dusheti, Telavi, Akhmeti. Pankisi Gorge area.  Aragvi, Iori, Ilgo and Alazani rivers 5-Jun-05 17-Jun-05          13 1              50  $           2,000,000 Heavy rain                   1              14,900               3.1   Dozens of villages cut off. Several bridges destroyed, thousands hectares crops and vineyards submerged. Several hundred cattle and many chickens have drowned. Damage to Khadori hydropower plant on Alazani river.
June 15 - Flooding continues in Dusheti region, Aragvi River overflows.
MODIS observation of flooding on Alazani river on June 10, 11, 12, 15.
59 Brazil Pernambuco State - Recife, Vitoria de Santo Antao and Jaboatao dos Guararapes   1-Jun-05 4-Jun-05           4 28        31,000   Heavy rain                   1               6,050               1.1   Flooding and mudslides. 300 houses destroyed. A state of emergency has been declared in 23 cities in Pernambuco.
More than 229 millimeters of rain has fallen in the capital of Recife since June 1.
58 China   Hunan Province - counties: Xinshao, Anhua, Xinhua. Cities: Shaoyang, Loudi, Lianyuan, Yiyang, Chenzhou. Xiangxi Tu and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.
Sichuan Province - Qijiang county in southwestern Chongqing municipality.
Guizhou Province - 
Qijiang,
Yangtze tributaries.
30-May-05 10-Jun-05          12 160      300,000  $       383,000,000 Heavy rain                   1            679,700             20.5   A week of torrential rain starts summer flood season in China - at least 204 dead, 79 missing since begining of the year. 76,000 houses destroyed. 614,000 hectares farmland destroyed.
Hunan - 96 dead. 201 millimetres of rain fell in a single 24-hour period in Xinshao. 20,000 hectares of farmland flooded.
Guizhou -  49 dead. Over 3,000 houses collapsed. Over 120,000 hectares farmland destroyed. 41 million US damages.
57 Ukraine Southern Ukraine - Melitopol region in Zaporozhye   28-May-05 30-May-05           3                50   Heavy rain                   1               8,130               1.0   450 houses and 600 orchards have been flooded. More than a months rain in a day.
56 China Gansu Province - Minxian County   28-May-05 29-May-05           2 8    $           4,600,000 Brief torrential rain                   1               2,020               0.3   Flash floods and mudslides. 436.4 hectares of farmland damaged. Affected population of 8,842. 
55 Bulgaria Counties: Ruse, Silistra, Lovech, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Pernik and Kyustendil, Sofia and Pleven. towns: Ruse, Lovech, Pleven, Silistra, Osem, Vit, Smolian, Plovdiv, Vratsa, Dobrotitsa, Apriltsi Skut, Vidima, Struma, Iskar, Vit 26-May-05 13-Jun-05          19 6    $         10,000,000 Heavy rain                   1              71,250               7.9   Several days of heavy rain, "heaviest rainfall in Bulgaria for the last 50 years". 16,000  hectares crops inundated in northeast Bulgaria. Villages isolated. More than 100 villages and small towns affected by floods. Damges 15 million levs.
June 13 - Flooding persists in municipalities of Mezdra, Iskar, Pernik and Svoge in Sofia region.
MODIS observation of flooding east of Pleven on May 30.
54 Russia Maritime region: Primorye Territory - districts: Krasnoarmeisky, Chuguevo (Koksharovka, Antonovka and Novo-Mikhailovka), Dalnerechensk and Kirov, Roshchino.
Khabarovsk - Roshchino. villages: Berezovy, Amgun, Tumnin, Kukan.
Bolshaya Ussurka River.
Amur River and Ussuri, Khor, Argun tributaries.
11-May-05 7-Jun-05          28 1              50   Heavy rain                   2            379,300             41.0   468 houses flooded. State of emergency in Krasnoarmeisky district. Bridges washed away and damaged.
June 3 - Amur river at highest levels in 30 years

MODIS observation of high levels on Amur river and tributaries in Primorye and Khabarovsk on May 11, 26, June 4, 7.  Flooding on Bolshaya Ussurka and Amur rivers May 24, 28.
53 Finland Finnish Lapland - Ivalo and Kittilä Ounasjoki, Ivalojoki 25-May-05 31-May-05           7 0            400    Snowmelt    24               1              24,900               3.1   Worst spring flooding since 1981. Damages in the millions of euros.
MODIS observation of flooding near Ivalo on May 26
52 Bangladesh Northeastern Bangladesh - Maulvibazar and Haviganj districts. Kushiara, Manu, Dholai and the Khowai 25-May-05 28-May-05           4 13        50,000   Heavy rain                   1              12,730               1.6   Two days pre-monsoon rain flood more than 200 villages. Thousands of hectares of croplands submerged. 150,000 marooned
MODIS observation of flooding in northeastern bangladesh on May 27, 29.
51 Brazil Sao Paulo city   24-May-05 27-May-05           4 5     Brief torrential rain                   1                  930               0.4   Record rains for this time of year: 14cm rain in Sao Paulo in 24 hours; double the usual amount of rainfall for the entire month of May. Flash floods and mudslides in shantytowns around the city.  
50 New Zealand North Island - Bay of Plenty province - Tauranga, Otumoetai. Whakatane District - Matata   18-May-05 21-May-05           4 0            290   Heavy rain   26               2                  630               0.7   Flash floods and landslides. Worst deluge on record - 400 millimetres of rain fell in Tauranga region in 36 hours. 200 houses damaged. Floodwaters up to five metres deep in Matata.
49 Tajikistan Kuktosh in Rudaki district, southern Khatlon province, Murgab district, Rasht Valley. Gairat. Surkhaki in Tojikobod District.  Aksu river, Kundalang, Chubek and Yakh-Su  7-May-05 18-May-05          12 1     Heavy rain  Snowmelt                  1              26,480               4.0   Floods and mudslides from a week of heavy rain and snowmelt. More than 660 houses and 12 km roads and  320 hectares of cotton and other crop  destroyed. Half a dozen bridges have been washed away.
48 Afghanistan Farah province - Purchaman district
Ghor province - Barakhana, Karistan and Jarmatu in Chaghcharan district. Taiwara, Tulak, and Shahrak districts.
Amu Darya, 4-May-05 8-May-05           5 14      Snowmelt  Heavy rain                 1              82,360               4.6   Several days heavy rain cause extensive agricultural flooding. At least six people and 200 livestock are reported missing.
Heavy spring floods from snowmelt on Amu Darya River.
47 Kenya and Uganda Kenya - Nyanza, Western, Rift Valley, Coast and parts of North Eastern provinces - districts: Nyando (Kabonyo, Kakola, Kochogo, Ongeche) , Rachuonyo (Kayitir, Kawadhgone, Koyugi), Nyatike (Kaden), Migori, Garissa (Dadaab), Isiolo (Merti, Gulesa and Malkagala), Karachuonyo, Homa Bay (Kochia, West Kagan, Rangwe), Ijara, Tana River. Kisumu (Buoye, Winam, Kolwa). Kochia. Naivasha, Nakuru.
Uganda - Mbale district.
Kenya - Nyando, Kibos, Awattende, Maugo. Ombeyi, Athi, Ewaso Nyiro.
Oluch, Mango and Awach Kagan
Nyamasaria and Mahenya
Uganda - Namatala
3-May-05 3-Jun-05          32 4        40,000   Heavy rain   42               2            443,200             46.1   More than 10,000 families displaced by flooding throughout Kenya. Heavy rain causes flash flooding along several rivers in western Kenya. Heaviest flooding since 1963 in Rachuonyo District. Extensive agricultural damages.
Flooding displaces 25 000 Somali refugees at Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya.
MODIS observation of flooding on tributary of Lak Dara river in northeast Kenya near on May 4. Flooding northwest of Lake Turkana on May 7, 14, 23, 28, 30, June 1, 3.
46 Indonesia Sumatra - Aceh Tenggara District, Badar Sub-District. Villages: Jongar, Lawe Mengkudu, Lawe Penanggalan and Jambur Lak Lak. Lawe Alas River  26-Apr-05 27-Apr-05           2 20            750   Heavy rain                   1               1,730               0.3   Two days of torrential rains caused the Lawe Alas River to overflow - flash floods. Roads and bridges destroyed.
45 Georgia and Russia Georgia - Svaneti, Tsageri, Tbilisi, Shida Kartli, Lentekhi, Mestia, Oni, Ambrolauri, Kutaisi, Khoni, Tskaltubo, Racha-Lechkhumi, Imereti, Kvemo Svaneti, Samegrelo-Upper (Zemo) Svaneti, Inner (Shida) Kartli, Lower (Kvemo) Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Adjara, Samtskhe-Javakheti. Shida Kartli region. Kutaisi.
Southern Russia - Caucasus republics:
South Ossetia - Java and Kvaisa regions.
Ingushetia - Karabulak
Dagestan - Babayurt district, Orazgulaul
Chechnya - Sunzha, Kurchaloi, Shali, Nozhai-Yurt, Vvedeno, Grozny, Gudermes, Achkhoi-Martan, Itum-Kali, Sharoi districts and Grozny
Stavropol territory - Zaterechny and Achikulak, the Neftekumsk
Georgia - Mtkvari, Rioni, Tskhenistskali, Ladzhanuri
Southern Russia - Terek, Kuma, Podkumok, Tamlyk, Dzhemukha, Kalaus, Darya and Surkul, Sunzha
Volga, Kama and Ural and tributaries.
25-Apr-05 30-May-05          36            6,000   Heavy rain  Snowmelt                  1         1,515,000             44.1   Floods and landslides widespread throughout Georgia. Worst floods in Georgia "for many years". Hundreds houses evacuated. Extensive damage to buildings and agriculture.
Southern Russia - Fifty houses and fields on the area of more than 53,000 hectares are flooded in the Babayurt district of Dagestan. 24.5 square kilometers and  832 houses flooded in Stavropol territory.

MODIS observations of flooding upper Volga tributaries on April 21, 23, 26, 28, 30. Flooding on Don and tributaries on April 26, May 5. Flooding on upper Ural river April 23, 25, May 4. Flooding on Kama river April 23, 29. Flooding on lower Volga and lower Ural rivers May 7, 11, 14, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25. Flooding along lower Terek river on May 12, 21, 23, 30, June 8, 10.
44 Ethiopia and Somalia Ethiopia - Somali state -  Ogaden region, Gode. West Emi district. Godie, Deghabur, Mustahil. Gode, Jijiga, Kebridehar, Afder, Degehabur zones. Wolayta zone - Humbo woreda. Dire Dawa. Kelafo to Mustahil. Arba Minch district
Somalia - Somaliland - Hargeisa, Jowhar, Burco, Berbera, Burao, Borame and Sayla. Hiiran region - Beletweyne. Lower Jubba - Kowaan, Musa Haji, Jimey, Sanguni and Maleley. Middle Juba - Bu'ale district.
Ethiopia - Wade Shabelle, Hargeysa, Bilate River, Ashewa. Genale, Dawa, Fafen.
Sile and Sego rivers.
Somalia - Jubba.
23-Apr-05 14-Jun-05          53 177      260,000   Heavy rain   50               2            336,100             46.0   Ethiopia - Worst flooding in 40 years. At least 170 dead. Ten days continuous heavy rain bursts banks of Wade Shabelle. 160 villages washed away. Over 150,000 people affected.  Hundreds of houses destroyed. Tens of thousands of livestock killed. Roads and bridges washed away. Crocodiles are reported to have eaten at least 19 people during the floods.
Somalia - 40 dead. Worst flooding in Hargeisa area since 1953. More than 100 50 year old houses swept away in Berbera. Town of Hargeisa was seriously affected. 5,000 families displaced and 2,500 ha of farmland destroyed  in the Hiiraan region.
MODIS observations of flooding along Wade Shabelle and Fafen rivers on April 25, 27, May 4, 6, 11, 13, 20, 29, June 3. Flooding along lower Wade Shabelle river on May 20, 29, June 14. Flooding in northeastern Somalia in Nugaaleed area on May 22. Flooding along Lower Jubba river in Somalia on June 14.
43 Romania and Serbia Romania - counties: Timis, Caras-Severin, Hunedoara, Arad, Dambovita, Buzau. Towns: Arad, Timisoara, Turnu-Severin. Buzau. Covasna. Targoviste city area.
Northeastern Serbia - Vojvodina - Jasa Tomic, Medja, Secanj, Zitiste, Bela Crkva and Plandiste.
Romania - Timis, Mures, Bega, Cerna, Barzava, Ialomita
Serbia - Tamis
18-Apr-05 4-Jun-05          48 4          7,000  see notes  Heavy rain  Snowmelt  50               2       150,000            58,910             18.8 20051231140RoTimis043Ma2.40
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Romania - worst floods in 50 years in Timisoara. Worst floods in 100 years in Timis country. 3,700 homeless. Damage to around 350 bridges and dams. 7,000 homes flooded. 150,000 hectares farm land inundated. Damages to agriculture and infrastructure $504 million as of May 18. Villages Ionel, Otelec, Foeni and Cruceni underwater for more than a month.
Serbia - worst floods since 1966 in Jasa Tomic. 120 houses destroyed.
MODIS observation of flooding along Timis river on April 23, 30, May 2, 3, 10, 12, 14, 16, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, June 4, 13, 17. High levels on upper Olt river May 13, 14.
42 Tanzania Zanzibar - Mtoni, Kariakoo, Jangombe, Magomeni, Darajabovu, and in the Zanzibar town centre   16-Apr-05 18-Apr-05           3 1            300   Heavy rain                   1                  510               0.2   Heaviest rains in 40 years - one dead, hundreds homeless.
41 Colombia   Northern Colombia -
Boyaca - Maripi district.
Antioquia -
  11-Apr-05 14-Apr-05           4 11     Heavy rain                   1              34,530               2.6   Heavy rains cause floods and landslides.
40 USA New Jersey - counties: Mercer, Hunterdon, Passaic, Warren, Morris. Wayne. Trenton.
Pennsylvania - counties: Monroe, Bradford, Pike, Sullivan, Bucks, Columbia. Easton
New York - counties: Delaware, Orange, Ulster, Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Greene, Montgomery,  Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Tioga. Deerpark, Port Jervis.
Maine - ice jam flooding in north. Grindstone.
New Jersey - Delaware, Pequannock, Passaic, Pompton, Ramapo, Hackensack, Wanaque
Pennsylvania - Delaware, Susquehanna and tributaries. Athens, Lehigh
New York - Hudson Valley - Hudson, Chenango, Tioughnioga, Neversink, Beaverkill, Esopus, Moodna, Rondout, Wallkill, Raritan and the Passaic.
Maine - Penobscot
1-Apr-05 6-Apr-05           6 2        11,000  $         30,000,000 Heavy rain  Snowmelt  50               2            130,500             12.9 20050951750CnHuds040Ma2.25
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New Jersey - Worst floods in 50 years in Trenton, 30 million in damages. 6,000 displaced, 3,200 homes damaged.
Pennsylvania - 40 million damages in Monroe county. 5,715 homes evacuated statewide. Worst floods in Easton since 1955.
New York - 2 deaths. 100 year floods on Neversink River

MODIS observations of high levels on lower Connecticut river and upper Hudson river on April 5, also flooding around Finger lakes in upstate New York.
39 Afghanistan Southeast - Ghazni province - Khwaja Omari district. Ghazni. Ghazni river 29-Mar-05 30-Mar-05           2 6     Heavy rain  Dam/Levy, break or release                  1               1,440               0.3   Band-e-Sultan Dam breached after heavy rains and melting snow, Ghazni town and villages along bank of Ghazni river flooded.
38 New Zealand South Island - Nelson and Tasman - Kohatu,  Tapawera, Kerr Bay area. Motupiko, Motueka 25-Mar-05 26-Mar-05           2      $               50,000 Heavy rain   20               1   Cp           2,450               0.3   Worst floods in 20 years in Kohatu area. Bridges washed out. Livestock lost.
37 Madagascar Southern Madagascar - Taolagnaro area   24-Mar-05 26-Mar-05           3              900   Heavy rain                   1   Tpo              150               0.1   Several days of heavy rain cause flooding. 900 homeless and 4 missing.
36 Pakistan Baluchistan - districts: Kohlu, Sibbi. Naseerabad   20-Mar-05 24-Mar-05           5 20          3,500   Heavy rain                   1   TsuCs          75,650               4.4 20050810610SWPak036M2bm Heavy rains cause flash floods. Kohlu - 15 dead. Sibbi - 6 deaths. 70 houses damaged. Naseerabad - dozens villages inundated, 3,500 homeless
MODIS observations of new water near Sibbi and Kohlu on March 20, 22, 23. Flooding mostly receded by March 26.
35 Poland, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia Poland - southwestern city of Wroclaw. Lower Silesia, northern Mazurian lake region. Podkarpacie. Central regions of Sandomierz and Kielce. City Tomaszow Mazowiecki. Souteastern city of Rzeszow. Bartoszyce. Braniewo.
Romania - 98 towns and villages in 18 counties in the northwest. Mures region. Hunedoara, Vata de Jos.
Hungary - Szeged
Czech Republic - south Moravia
Slovakia - Tatra Mountains - Poprad, Nove Zamky
Croatia - Sava river valley
Bulgaria - Vidin, Lom, Ruse
Poland - Tributaries of the Odra River. Wolborka. tributaries to the Vistula, Czarna, Wisla, Wislok. Pasleka, Kaczawa
Romania - Somes, upper Tisza
Hungary - Koros, Danube, Tisza
Czech Republic - Sazava, Morava
Slovakia - Torysa
Croatia - Sava river valley
Bulgaria - Danube
17-Mar-05 8-Apr-05          23 4          1,000    Snowmelt  Heavy rain                 1  see notes  CpSe*        673,500             25.7 20050951115Danub035Ma2.34
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Poland - Melting snow and continuous rainfall cause flooding throughout Poland. 2 missing. 1,200 buildings flooded around the country. 11,000 hectares of land in southeast inundated.
Romania - 2 dead. hundreds homes, farms and 2,000 hectares farm land inundated
Czech Republic - 1 dead. homes damaged.
Hungary - 94,000 hectares inundated. Danube and Tisza rivers threatening to burst their banks
Slovakia - 1 dead

MODIS observations of high levels on Mures and Koros/Crisu rivers in Romania and Hungary, and high levels on the upper Tisza in Hungary on March 20, 22, 23. Tributaries of Wisla in Poland high on March 22, 23, 29, 31. High levels on Morava river near Bratislava, Czech Republic on March 21, 23, April 3. High levels on Elbe river in Germany near Leipzig on March 21, near Hamburg March 30. Sava river high in Croatia on March 18, 21, 29, April 3. Middle Danube high on March 29, April 3. Lower Danube high April 3, 5
34 Afghanistan Northern Afghanistan - Provinces:  Sar-e Pol (Sozma Qala, Sangcharak, Gosfandi and Sar-e Pol), Balkh (Marmol District), Jowzjan (Khoja Dokoh District), Baghlan (Dahan-e Ghowri District) Aamo 15-Mar-05 18-Mar-05           4 2     Heavy rain  Snowmelt                  1   Cs          89,540               4.1   "Floods have killed at least two people in Sozma Qala District and destroyed 200 sheep, 20 cows, 20 mills and 600 hectares of agricultural land." … "Floods have also destroyed 150 vineyards and 25 dams in Sar-e Pol, causing huge losses to farmers."
Jawzjan - 100 families displaced, 80 homes destroyed in Khoja Dokoh District. 1,000 hectares farmland washed away.
50 homes destroyed in Marmol District of Balkh Province
33 Zambia Northeast Zambia - Northern Province Chambeshi river, Bangwelu swamps 1-Mar-05 1-Apr-05          32              300   Heavy rain                   1   Tsz        122,600             12.1 20050700820Zambia033M2.36 Above normal rainfall in Northern Province of Zambia. Scores displaced by flooding.
MODIS observations of high levels on the Chambeshi river and in the Bagwelu swamp begin in late January. Chambeshi river flooded on March 11, additional observations on March 22, 29, April 1.
32 Iraq Southeastern Iraq - along Tigris river Tigris River 13-Mar-05 25-Mar-05          13       Heavy rain                   1   Cs        260,700             13.1 20050740740Tigris032M2bm First MODIS observation of Tigris river high with lots of sediment on March 13, more observations on March 14, 15, 16, 17. Tigris less sedimenty on March 20. Tigris receding March 21, 22, 24, 25.
31 China and Kazakhstan Northwestern China - Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region - Ili Kazak Prefecture
eastern Kazakhstan - 
Ili river valley 11-Mar-05 22-Mar-05          12 1          3,000   Heavy rain  Snowmelt                  1          3,267 CSs*        220,900             11.7 20050740740XinjIli031Ma2.25 Xinjiang - Heavy rain and early snowmelt have destroyed 33 houses and more than 100 bridges and culverts and inundated 500 hectares farmland in Ili Kazak Prefecture.
March 20 - 1 dead, 3,000 evacuated, 10,000 houses destroyed, 5,000 head livestock killed, 796 hectares crops inundated.
March 22 - 3,267 hectares inundated.
30 Iran Western Iran - Lorestan province - 100 villages flooded   11-Mar-05 12-Mar-05           2 3          3,000   Heavy rain                   1   Cs          23,040               1.1 20050740740Tigris032M2bm Heaviest rain in 30 years. 100 villages in Lorestan province flooded. Thousands forced from their homes.
MODIS observation of small area of new water southeast of Borujerd in Lorestan Province on March 15, 16.
29 Algeria Southern Algeria -  regions of Alisi, Adrar and Tamenrast   6-Mar-05 9-Mar-05           4 3     Heavy rain                   1   Tpu        436,800               9.2 20050681305Alger029Ma2bm
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Heavy rain in Sahara floods wadis. 3 dead, 9 missing, 70 rescued by helicopters. Damage to roads, agriculture, infrastructure. Several villages inundated.
MODIS observation of wet channels in the desert west of Tamanrasset on March 7, 9.
28 Madagascar East Central Madagascar - Lake Alaotra area -  eastern Toamasina province - Alaotra, Mangoro, Amparafaravola and Ambatondrazaka regions. western Mahajanga province - Boeny and Sofia regions.
southeastern area of Farafanga. northern region of Diana.
  2-Mar-05 15-Mar-05          14 25          8,300   Heavy rain                   1        35,424 Tpo          16,370               3.4 20050710725NMad028M2.42
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Four days of unusally heavy rain leave 10 percent of rice fields submerged on western shores of Lake Alaotra. 8,090 homeless.

MODIS observation of high levels on Lake Alaotra March 7, 8, 9, 12, 15. High levels also observed on Ikopa and Mahajamba rivers and their tributaries.
27 Afghanistan Western, central and southeast Afghanistan:
Nimroz province - Zaranj. Districts: Chakhansur, Chahar Burjak
Urozgan (Uruzgan) province - Dehrawut District, Deh Rawud, Tarin Kot, Khas Uruzgan district and in Chori. Gezab.
Farah province - Farah city
Ghor province - Chaghcharan, Charchana, Kanda, Shahrak
Herat province - Adraskan, Pashtun Zarghun and Farsi districts
Ghowr Province - Taywara District
Zabul Province - Arghandab and Daichopan districts
other provinces -
Faryab, Paktia, Khost and Paktika.
Sistan Wetlands, Helmand river and tributaries. Saghar, Tarin Kot, Farah Rod, Arghandab. 5-Mar-05 5-Apr-05          32 26          5,000   Heavy rain  Snowmelt                  1   Cs        275,300             18.2 20050810610SWPak036M2bm
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Snow begins melting after worst winter in a decade in Afghanistan, flooding is expected to increase.
Nimroz - 300 houses destroyed, 3 dead.
March 21 - Urozgan Province - 115 dead, 1,000 trapped on islands formed by floods, thousands houses destroyed in Deh Rawud District.
March 22 - death toll revised to 2 dead, 12 missing in Uruzgan. 26 dead across the country.
68 dead and 100 houses destroyed in Farah. 40 deaths in Faryab and Ghor. 266 families displaced in Ghor. 2,500 houses had collapsed in Herat province.
March 25 - Helmand river is receding in Uruzgan.
April 5 - flooding persists in Arghandab and Daichopan districts of Zabul province, 1000 acres flooded
MODIS observations of wet conditions in the Sistan Wetlands in western Afghanistan and eastern Iran on March 7, 8, 9, 10, 18. Helmand river is visible near Deh Rawud on March 21, 22
26 Pakistan Sw Pakistan - Balochistan - Qila Abdullah, Chaman, Gwadar, Turbat   2-Mar-05 8-Mar-05           7 15          5,000   Heavy rain  Dam/Levy, break or release                  1   TsuCs        104,000               6.3 20050640835SPak026Ma2bm
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Akra Kaur dam overflow/release in Gwadar submerges several villages; 5,000 evacuated. 400 houses washed away in Chaman.
MODIS observations of high levels on Dascht river March 4, New wet area southeast of Quetta, Pakistan and flooding along Lowrah in southeastern Afghanistan on March 5, 19,  21.
25 Saudi Arabia, Oman and United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia - Riyadh area, Dawadimi and Mujamaa. al-Qasim.
Oman - Muscat, Dhofar, Sharbasath, Batinah, Nizwa, Musandam.
United Arab Emirates - Fujairah, Sakukum valley.
   1-Mar-05 23-Mar-05          23 7            700   Heavy rain                   1   Tpu        489,000             21.9 20050600730Saud025M2bm
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Saudi Arabia - Torrential rain causes floods that kill 7. 700 rescued by helicopters.
Oman - wadis overflow, damage to houses.
MODIS observations of wet areas around Riyadh on March 1. New wet area in north central Oman on March 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23.
24 Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan South Kazakhstan - Kyzylorda Region - Districts: Shiyeli, Syrdariya, Zhalagash, Zhanakorgan, Karmakshy, Otyrar, Tomenaryk.
Uzbekistan - Boymurod in Konimex District, Qoshquduq in Nurota District
Syr Darya 24-Feb-05 23-Mar-05          28          30,000  $           4,600,000  Dam/Levy, break or release  Ice jam/break-up                 1   CSs*        135,400             12.3 20050590820SDar024Ma2.26
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Kazakhstan - "intensive release of water" from Shardara reservior into the Syr Darya river. Ice Jam downriver causing flooding. Fow is expected to increase when snow starts to melt. Farmland and settlements flooded in Kyzylorda Region, Kazakhstan. 25,000 evacuated. 550 sq km flooded. one billion tenge in damages.
Uzbekistan - 1,500 evacuated.
MODIS observations of high levels on Syr Darya river around Kyzylorda on Feb 24, 26, 28, March 2, 4, 14, 16, 20, 22, 23.
High levels on Cu and Ili rivers observed on Feb March 2, 4, 16, 20, 22, 23.
23 Bolivia Santa Cruz Province - Rio Grande 19-Feb-05 22-Feb-05           4      see notes  Heavy rain                   1        10,000 Tsu          10,540               1.4 20050521755Boliv023Ma2.58 Heavy rains cause floods and landslides. 4.6 million euros damage to crops. 150 families 'affected' by flooding.
MODIS observation of high levels and flooding on Rio Grande east of Santa Cruz city on February 21.
22 Indonesia Java - West Java - Bandung - districts: Baleendah and Dayeuhkolot Citarum river 19-Feb-05 25-Feb-05           7          50,000   Heavy rain   10               1   Tpz              890               0.6 20050540320Java022M2.32 Two days of heavy rain bring biggest flooding in 10 years to south Bandung. Houses inundated with 3 meters of water as Citarum river overflows banks. 18 out of 45 districts inundated in South Bandung by Feb 25.
MODIS observation of a new wet spot near Bandung city on February 23.
21 Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey Northeastern Greece - Thrace region - Evros Prefecture, Pytheio area, Sofiko district near Didymotichos. Lavra, Pitia and Poros
Bulgaria - Maritsa river
Northwestern
Turkey - Odrin Tharace region.
Greece - Evros (Meric) River, Arda
Bulgaria - Arda, Maritsa and Tundja
Turkey -  Tundja, Maritsa and Arda
17-Feb-05 24-Mar-05          36              300   Heavy rain  Snowmelt  50               2        10,100 CpSe*           7,610               6.3 20050830910Evros021M2.28
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Heavy rain and snowmelt in Bulgaria cause high levels in the Evros tributary Arda. Highest levels in 50 years on Evros river, 3,800 hectares farmland flooded to divert flooding from populated areas.
March 2 - Evros overflows inundating 30 houses and 1,000 hectares; 300 evacuated from Lavara.
March 8 - Evros begins receding. 10,100 hectares of farmland on the Greek side of the border flooded.
MODIS observation of flooding at the mouth of the Evros on February 18. Flooding along Evros, Meric and Ergene on Feb 20, 22. Rivers still high on March 6, 11, 12, 13, 17. Evros river has receded considerably by March 18, 24.
20 Colombia and Venezulea Colombia - Northeastern departments: Santander, Norte de Santander. Cities: Bucaramanga, Puerto Santander, Giron, Cúcuta.
Venezuela - Southwestern departments:  Merida, Tachira and Zulia. Towns: Santa Cruz de Mora, Tovar.
Colombia - Lebrija, Oro, Frio, Tachira.
Venezuela -  Mocoties, Chama, Tachira. Escalante, Tarna, Zulia. 
11-Feb-05 26-Feb-05          16 95        70,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpz          43,720               5.8 20050461540ColVen020M2.47 Colombia - heavy rains for 20 hours cause flooding and landslides. Oro and Frio rivers overflowed their banks.  25 dead, 25,000 displaced around Bucaramanga, 5,000 homes destroyed. Totals: 55 dead, 40,000 displaced.
Venezuela - 30,000 displaced and 40 killed in remote Andean villages.
MODIS observation of flooding in Zulia on February 15, 16, 17, 24. February 26 - flooding continues on the Escalante river in Zulia, but has subsided on the Tarna and Zulia rivers. 
19 Pakistan Balochistan province - Pasni, Shadi Khore, Chaman, Pishin, Awaran, Turbat, Baila, Jaffarabad, Naseerabad, Gwadar, Mand, Aushab, Ormara, Sibbi, Bela, Kaetch, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Panjgoor. Nano. Suntesar. Villages washed away: Sindhi Paso, Turati, Kurki, Zar Khor and Sharnu Baza. Dasht, Hingol, Nehang. Groki stream. 9-Feb-05 16-Feb-05           8 300        40,000   Heavy rain  Dam/Levy, break or release                  1   TsuCs        123,200               7.3 20050216062554Pak019Aster
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Feb 10 - Shadikor Dam burst near Pasni after more than a week of heavy rain, killing at least 80. Several villages near Pasni washed away.  Town of Pasni half inundated. 5,500 people trapped by floodwaters around Pasni; 1,500 missing; 1,200 rescued from the floodwater. 40,000 acres of crops destroyed. 40 kilometers of Makran coastal highway washed away. Many bridges washed away. 4,000 families without shelter.
Feb 12 -  Gaggo dam burst in Lasbella district, Gawar Bagh dam in Turbat district burst.
Feb 13 - Chalvi dam burst in Kech district.
40,000 homeless in Lasbella, Gwadar, Khuzdar, Awaran, Ketch and Panjgoor districts.
MODIS observation of flooding along the Dasht river and sediment plumes at Omara, Pasni and Gwadar areas of Baluchistan on February 11, 15
18 Venezuela Northern coastal states: Vargas, Falcon, Yaracuy, Miranda, Aragua, Carabobo, Metropolitan District of Caracas. Towns: Higuerote, El Piache, Naiguata, Guarenas. Guaire, Carmen de Uria, Caucaguita,
Upire, Tocuyo, Aroa,
7-Feb-05 14-Feb-05           8 19        26,000  $         52,000,000 Heavy rain                   1   Tpo          11,960               2.3 20050451755Vene018Ma2.40
20050431505Vene018M2.36
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Venezuela - Heavy rain in Venezuela's dry season causes floods and landslides. Caracas receives  84.7 mm of rain in 24 hours, breaking the single day record of 72.9 mm dating to 1951. 16 dead. 26,000 homeless along Caribbean coast.
MODIS observation of flooding on lower Upare and Aroa rivers in Falcon department on February 12, 14.
17 Australia Southern Victoria - Melbourne, Geelong/Bellarine Peninsula - Flemington, Werribee, Dandenong, Coburg . Rivers: Maribyrnong, Yarra, Goulburn, Barwon, Bunyip. Creeks: Wallaby, Arthurs, Skeleton, Diamond, Dandenong, Merri, Koroit. 3-Feb-05 7-Feb-05           5      $       200,000,000 Heavy rain                   1   Cp          35,240               3.0 20050380010AusSVic017M2.28 Intense low pressure system brings storms and flash flooding to Victoria. Heaviest rainfall in Melbourne since records began in 1856 (120 millimetres of rain in 24 hours). Hundreds of freshly shorn sheep die of hypothermia in rural Victoria.
MODIS observation of new water near Geelong and high levels on the La Trobe river in southern Victoria on February 7.
16 Brazil Minas Gerais State - Unai   1-Feb-05 11-Feb-05          11 9          9,000   Heavy rain                   1   TsoCp          56,390               5.7 20050401305MinGerais016M2.44
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Heavy rains cause floods across large part of Minas Gerais state. 2,000 homes collapsed or washed away. 80 bridges destroyed.
MODIS observation of high levels on a tributary of the Para river in Minas Gerais on February 7. Flooding along Paracatu river downriver from Unai on February 9.
15 Angola Northern Angola - provinces: North Cuanza (Kwanza-Norte), Uije, Zaire, Malanje, Bengo  - Dondo area. Massangano.
Central Angola - provinces:  Huambo, Benguela, and Bie.
Southeast Angola - Kwando Kubango
Kapacala river, Cuanza river, Okavango river 27-Jan-05 28-Mar-05          61          10,000   Heavy rain                   1   Tpo        118,200             14.1 20050701245LCuan015Ma2.37
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20050171225Cuan015Ma2.38
Rainy season began in October, 2004. Heavy rains in mid-December and late January.
January 28, Dondo - 149 houses destroyed, 2 bridges damaged, 1,000 people homeless. Similar floods in late December left 500 families homeless.
March 11 - 9 hours of heavy rain follows the weeks of heavy rains since January. 10,000 homeless in Dondo area, 608 houses destroyed.
March 24 - 1,584 houses destroyed, 1,065 farms inundated in Dondo Cambambe Municipality.
MODIS observations of seasonal flooding along the Cuanza river 300 km upriver from Dondo on  December 25, 29, 30, 31, January 1, 4, 5, 8, 17. Flooding obsevered also father upriver on Cuanza tributaries Feb 20, 22, 24. Upper Okavango in Angola and Namibia seasonally high levels Feb 24 through March 28. Cuanza still high March 3, 10. High levels on the lower Cuanza near Dondo on March 11. High levels on Cuanza, Cuvo and Cunene on March 26, 28.
14 Madagascar - Cyclone Ernest Southwestern Madagascar -  Onilahy, Menarandra, Mandrare 23-Jan-05 2-Feb-05          11 17          8,000   Tropical cyclone Heavy rain                 1   Tpo           6,750               2.0 20050331045Mada014Ma2.52
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Thousands homes destroyed by Cyclone Ernest, flooding lasts more than a week after the cyclone. Flooding is rare in this normally arid region. Almost 8,000 homeless as of Feb 2. 13,000 need emergency relief.
MODIS observations of high levels on southern madagascar rivers on January 31, February 1, 2 (compared to January 11)
13 Brazil Sao Paulo state - Aracatuba, Jales. Glicerio, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Rio Claro Corumbatai, 29-Jan-05 31-Jan-05           3 10     Heavy rain                   1   TsoCp        127,900               3.9   Flash floods and mudslides. Road and rail lines damaged.
12 Mozambique Sofala province - Caia, Marromeu. Dondo and Nhamatanda.
Tete province - Mutarara
Zambezia province - Mopeia and Chinde.
Lower Zambezi river
Pungue River
25-Jan-05 9-Feb-05          16       Heavy rain                   1  see notes  Tsz          24,300               4.3 20050271125Pung012Ma2.55 Zambezi river below confluence with Shire has been rising since early January. Entire lower Zambezi on maximum flood alert by February 1. 700 hectares crops destroyed in Marromeu district; more than 800 hectares in Sofala and 700 hectares in Tete.
Feb 1 - Lower Pungue river burst banks in Dondo and Nhamatanda districts in Sofala.
Feb 4-8 - levels on the lower Zambezi begin to subside. Still above flood levels in Caia and Marromeu. Pungue river in Sofala still rising slowly.
MODIS observations of high levels on Pungue river on January 26, 27. Bank full levels on Lower Zambezi February 2, 3, 4.
11 Australia Southwestern Victoria - Geelong region - Belmont, Grovedale and Corio   26-Jan-05 28-Jan-05           3 0     Heavy rain   25               2   Cp           1,120               0.7   Worst flash floods in Geelong area in 25 years.
10 Australia Northern Queensland - Townsville, Mackay, Ayr, Bowen, Hughenden, Proserpine, Yalarbo, Charters Towers. Burdekin, Gilbert, Lower Diamantina, Lower Georgina, Cape. Eyre Creek 23-Jan-05 28-Jan-05           6 2     Monsoonal rain                   1   Tszo        618,200             14.1 20050280350Burd010Ma2.40
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Heavy rains from tropical low cause widespread flooding.
MODIS observation of flooding on lower Gilbert river on January 27. Sediment plume observed at mouth of Burdekin river near Ayr on January 28, 29.
9 Saudi Arabia Medina area. Villages: al-Areesh, al-Yatama, al-Fegra, al- Musaijeed, Al-Hunakeya. Mina   22-Jan-05 27-Jan-05           6 29              50   Heavy rain  Dam/Levy, break or release                  1   Tpu          22,760               2.7 20050240755Saudi009M2bm "worst torrential storm to hit Saudi Arabia in 20 years"
Al-Yatama dam collapsed near Medina. 43 people rescued in villages near Medina.
MODIS observation of flooding near Medina and to the north on January 24, 26.
8 Guyana Georgetown and coastal towns. West Demerara/Essequibo Islands, Demerara/Mahaica, Mahaica/West Berbice.  Demerara River, Mahaica Creek 15-Jan-05 25-Feb-05          42 31      375,000  $       500,000,000 Heavy rain   120               3  see notes  Tpo           1,340               4.1 20050421720GuyanMa2.44
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More than 50 inches of rain in Guyana since December 26; more than 27 inches in January. - almost 4 times average rainfall. Flooding causes thousands to evacuate. Poor drainage in below sea level coastal towns enhances flooding. Two-thirds of capital city Georgetown flooded. 375,000 in shelters. About 1,400 square kilometers of coastal areas and riverbanks flooded.
"Since 1880, Guyana has never seen such rainfall!"
"heaviest rains in a century"
MODIS observation of new water along Guyana coast January 24, 28. February 2, 9, 11.
7 Indonesia South Sumatra Province - regencies: Ogan Komering Ilir, Ogan Ilir,  Musi Banyuasin, Palembang
Lampung Province - regencies: Tulangbawang, North Lampung, East Lampung, Central Lampung, South Lampung, Tanggamus, Waykanan
West Java - Cirebon
Sumatra - Musi, Tulangbawang 11-Jan-05 10-Feb-05          31 9    $         14,200,000 Heavy rain                   1        42,160 Tpz          78,150               9.6 20050270630SSumat007Ma2.45
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Over 21,793 hectares of rice fields and 3,686 hectares of maize crops destroyed in Lampung; US$14.2 million in damaged crops. Flooding more severe in Lampung than similar floods in 2002.
16,678 hectares of rice fields damaged in South Sumatra province.
MODIS observation of high levels on Tulangbawang in Lampung on January 11, 15, 18, 20, 22, Feb 5. Musi river high around Palembang on January 13, 18, 20, 22, 27, Feb 1, 3, 5. Floods receded to seasonal high levels by February 14, 16, 19
6 Costa Rica and Panama Costa Rica - Limon Province: Talamanca, Guacimo, Limon, Matina, Pococi, Siquierres.  Heredia Province: Sarapiqui.  Cartago Province: Paraiso, Alvarado, Turrialba.  Alajuela Province: San Ramon
Panama - Bocas del Toro
Sixaola 11-Jan-05 18-Jan-05           8 4        15,000  $         25,000,000 Heavy rain                   1   Tpo           7,580               1.8   Costa Rica - 8,000 evacuated on Caribbean coast. Worst flooding in 3 years. 25 collapsed bridges. 6,642.5 hectares agricultural land damaged.
Panama -  10,000 evacuated after 7 rivers flooded.
5 USA Southwestern Utah - counties: Iron, Washington. - St. George, Santa Clara, Bloomington, Washington City and Toquerville. Gunlock and Motoqua areas. Caliente
Southern
Nevada - Overton, Mesquite, and Caliente. Western Las Vegas Valley.
Northern
Arizona - Beaver Dam, Littlefield.
Utah - Santa Clara River, Virgin River
Nevada - Muddy, Virgin, Meadow Valley Wash
Arizona - Beaver Dam Wash.
10-Jan-05 13-Jan-05           4 1            850  see notes  Heavy rain  Snowmelt  100               2   CpSe*          71,020               7.4 20050661825Mojave005M2bm
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Utah - Heavy rains from a very moist air mass from the Pacific. Santa Clara river at 25 year high, Virgin River at 100 year flood levels. 18 homes destroyed, 5 bridges impassable. Over 225 million in damages. 600 people evacuated.
"the most flooding we've seen in at least 15 years."
Nevada - 250 evacuated in Overton, NV from Muddy river flooding. Biggest flood in Caliente since the 1930s.
Arizona - 22 homes damaged or destroyed by flooding in Beaver Dam and Littlefield. 1,400 homes cut off by flooding in Beaver Dam.
USGS water flow gages damaged on Meadow Valley Wash, Beaver Dam Wash, Virgin and Muddy rivers.
MODIS observation of the Virgin river in Utah, not normally visible, on January 12. Also Bonneville Salt Flats wet on Jan 12.
4 UK Cumbria, Carlisle (Appleby, Longtown, Shap). Scotland (Morayshire, Peebles,  Jedburgh) . West Yorkshire. Eden, South Tyne, Nith, Tweed, Conwy, Caldew, Findhorn 8-Jan-05 10-Jan-05           3 3          3,000   Heavy rain   200               3   C*              290               0.6 20050101240UKCarl004Ma2.38 Thousands homeless. Over 3,000 homes flooded. Two months rainfall in 24 hours on Jan 8 in Carlisle, worst deluge since 1822. These floods were more than 3 feet higher than last floods that took place along the Eden in 1968. Tens of millions of pounds damages in Carlisle. "Worst floods in almost 200 years" in Carlisle.
MODIS observation of a new lake near Carlisle on January 10.
3 USA Southern California - Los Angeles area: Cerritos, Elysian Park, Santa Clarita to San Dimas, Laurel Canyon, Silver Lake, Tujunga. Ventura County:Ojai. San Bernardino County: Forest Falls, Santa Clarita. Santa Barbara County. San Diego County. Ventura River. Lower Santa Clara, Lower Santa Ynez, San Diego and San Luis Rey Rivers. San Gabriel. 8-Jan-05 11-Jan-05           4 4            500   Heavy rain                   1   TsoCs              560               0.3   A series of winter storms causes flooding and mudslides.
Mudslide in La Conchita in Ventura County destroyes 15 homes, kills 10.
"More than 15 inches have fallen in Los Angeles in the first nine days of 2005"
2 New Zealand Southern North Island - Wellington region. Lower Hutt, Alexandra, Paekakariki, Otago. Waitahuna, Pomahaka, Hutt, Waikaka  7-Jan-05 10-Jan-05           4 0    see notes  Heavy rain   20               1   Cp              240               0.2   Heavy rain on saturated ground causes flash flooding. 80mm of rain in 6 hours. 10 year flood levels on Pomahaka River; 20-year flood levels on the Waitahuna River. River flow measure equipment overwhelmed. Damages in the hundreds of thousands of [New Zealand] dollars.
1 USA Ohio - counties: Hocking, Franklin, Licking, Fairfield, Madison, Pickaway, Marion, Marietta, Washington,  Hamilton, Tuscarawas. towns: Dayton, Prospect, Bolivar.
Indiana - counties: Greene, Daviess, Knox, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Martin, Lawrence, Orange, Jackson, Washington, Posey, Owen, Shelby, Vigo and Madison. Petersburg, Hazleton, Mount Carmel, West Terre Haute.
Illinois - Clark and Crawford counties. Lawrenceville, Vandallia, Darwin and York. La Grange and Meredosia.
West Virginia - Northern Panhandle area. Wheeling Island. New Cumberland, Wellsburg, Parkersburg.
Kentucky - Henderson county
Pennsylvania - counties: Beaver, Washington, Allegheny.
Missouri - St Louis area.
Michigan - Ottawa County. ice jam flooding in Grand Rapids area, Robinson Township.
Ohio River - from Pittsburg to the confluence with the Mississippi River
Mississippi River - from New Madrid, MO to mid and lower reaches in Mississippi and Lousiana.
Ohio - Scioto, Hocking, Licking, Muskingum, Great Miami, Auglaize, Maumee, Saint Marys, Kankakee, Tuscarawas.  Big Darby and Big Walnut creeks.
Indiana - White, Wabash, East Fork White, Flatrock, Muscatatuck, Big Blue, Mississinewa, Tippecanoe.
Illinois - Embarras, Kaskaskia, Illinois, Wabash.
West Virginia -
Pennsylvania - Monongahela, Youghiogheny, Allegheny.
Missouri - Moreau, Maries, Meramec, Black Water, Big, Cuivre. 
Michigan -  Grand River, River Raisin
5-Jan-05 1-Feb-05          28 3          4,000   Heavy rain  Snowmelt  90               2   TsuCpSe*        285,900             35.6 20050251650WabMiss001M2.18
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Several days of heavy snow, ice and rain on saturated ground followed by warm temperatures.
West Virginia - Heavy damage on Wheeling Island.
Jan 6 - Highest levels on Muskingum River since 1964 at McConnelsville, OH.
Jan 8 - White River at Newberry and Bloomfield at highest level since March 1913. East Fork of White River at highest levels since 1937 in Lawrence County.
Record flooding on Maries River at Westphalia, MO.
Jan 10 - Southern Indiana - worst flooding since 1937 in "isolated pockets"
Jan 14 - Levees fail along the Wabash River in West Terre Haute.
Jan 17 - Wabash river at third highest flood stage in recorded history at Terre Haute.
Jan 18 - 3,300 evacuated from Bolivar, Ohio.
Feb 1 - 85 Indiana counties are flood disaster areas - highest flood levels in 90 years
"Many locations in the Wabash River basin experienced the worst flooding in more than 50 years."

MODIS observations of flooding along lower Ohio, Wabash, White and tributaries, and Scioto on January 9, 14, 15, 17, 18, 25. Illinois river high January 16, 25. Middle and lower Mississippi high on January 17, 18, 23, 25.
2004 - 193 South Asia - Earthquake and Tsunami Indonesia - Sumatra - Aceh, North Sumatra. Banda Aceh, Meulaboh.
Sri Lanka - Coastal districts from Jaffna on east to Gampaha on west
India - Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Thailand - Phuket, Ranong, Phang-Nga, Krabi, Trang and Satun
Malaysia - Penang, Kedah
Maldives - two thirds of population affected, Male.
Somalia - Hafun arean
  26-Dec-04 29-Dec-04           4  281,000   5,000,000  $    2,000,000,000 Tidal surge  Earthquake                  3   Tpz          55,440               9.8 20043640405Aceh193M2.43
20043620420Aceh193M2.52
20043610515SrLank193M2.44
Magnitude 9.0 earthquake off west coast of Northern Sumatra triggers tsuanamis that kill tens of thousands in several asian countries. Millions homeless.
Indonesia: 104,055 dead. 605,849 displaced
Sri Lanka: 30,721 dead, 835,028 displaced.
India: 10,136 dead. 379,506 displaced
Thailand: 5,187 dead.
Jan 1 - 3 - Heavy rains cause flash flooding in Ampara area of eastern Sri Lanka slow relief operations.

MODIS observation of wetter coastal areas from Banda Aceh southeast to Meulaboh on northern Sumatra on December 27, 29. Lots of sediment in the water around Phuket, Thailand on December 26. 
2004 -188 Iran Bushehr Province - Kalameh in the south of Dashtestan, Tangestan, Kangan, Assalouyeh
Sistan-Balouchistan Province - Iranshahr, Sarbaz
Hormozgan Province - Bandar Abass and Sirjan.
Sarbaz and Kahir 9-Dec-04 1-Jan-05          24 54          4,000   Heavy rain                   1   TsuCs        436,700             21.0 20043650625SIran188M2bm
20043620730Iran188M2bm
20043550725Bushehr188M2bm
20043460730Bushehr188M2.31
20043451000Bushehr188Ma2.c
Bushehr December 10 - 100 mm of rain over past 24 hours. 34 dead in Bushehr
December 25 - floods spread to Hormozgan and Sistan-Balouchistan, another 20 deaths in these provinces.
MODIS observation of flooding along the Bushehr coast December 10, 11. Floods increased by December 17. More observations Dec 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 30. Flooding spreads to Hormozgan December 27, 31. Floods observed on Sistan-Balouchistan coast on December 28, 30, Jan 1. Big sediment plume off Bandar Abbas Dec 29.
Yearly Totals or Averages:          13 10140  19,367,962  $   82,249,650,000            3,949,546     17,456,310
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.}
*** Available on request
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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