Last updated 9:00 PM EST, April 14, 2006 by ERG
1994 Global Register of Major Flood Events - Scroll Down and Look For Links to Maps In The Country Column
DFO # Country Detailed
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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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121 Philippines - Typhoon Garding Leyte, Negros (Bacolod), Samar, Cebu, Panay   19-Dec-94 23-Dec-94 5 10 548,000  $           1,210,000 Tropical cyclone Dam/Levy, break or release   1     51,070               3.6   Dam burst in Bacolod.
120 Djibouti Djibouti   9-Dec-94 15-Dec-94 7 40 100,000   Heavy rain     1     2,680               1.0   4/5 of the capital submerged.
118 Indonesia West Sumatra Province - Pesisir Selatan   2-Dec-94 7-Dec-94 6 6 640  $           1,500,000 Heavy rain     1     38,750               3.5   Flooding and landslides.  Thousands of hectares of crops and residential areas flooded.  Over 160 houses destroyed.  Thousands of livestock lost.  Roads to Jambi cut off by landslides.
117 Somalia Bosasso   19-Nov-94 21-Nov-94 3 30     Heavy rain     1     16,610               1.4   Boats and homes swept away.
116 Djibouti Djibouti, Ali-Sabieh, Dikhil  Ambouli  17-Nov-94 22-Nov-94 6 70 100,000   Heavy rain     1     20,790               2.6    
115 Iran Western Provinces:  Bushehr, Kermanshah, Khuzestan, Lorestan, Ilam, Hamedan, Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari, Kohkiluyeh-Boyerahmad, Tehran Karun, Karkheh 14-Nov-94 28-Nov-94 15 13 40,000  $       171,400,000 Heavy rain     1 120,000   271,200             14.1   120,000 hectares of farmlands inundated.  10,000 houses damaged.
114 Ethiopia North Omo Zone - Gofa, Guba Ganchilla   12-Nov-94 18-Nov-94 7 22     Heavy rain see notes   1     20,500               2.8   Underground spring tore the ground open with a volcano-like explosion and caused massive flooding and landsliding.  Homes and farmland submerged.
113 Cuba - Typhoon Gordon Eastern Cuba, Northwest Coast   6-Nov-94 14-Nov-94 9 2 100,000   Tropical cyclone     1     84,990               6.4   12,000 homes flooded in eastern Cuba.
112 Jamaica - Typhoon Gordon     6-Nov-94 14-Nov-94 9 4     Tropical cyclone     1     11,110               2.3   Flooding and mudslides.  Worst on the western side of the island.
111 Haiti - Typhoon Gordon Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Leogane, Ganthier    5-Nov-94 15-Nov-94 11 400    $           3,000,000 Tropical cyclone     1     26,430               3.9   Thousands homeless. Roads used for food aid for 300,000 people impassable.
123 Somalia Southwestern Regions: Shabelle, Juba Jubba, Shabeelle 4-Nov-94 11-Nov-94 8 100     Heavy rain     1     83,020               6.0   Many farms submerged.
110 Egypt Provinces: Asyut - Dronka (Durunka), Sohag, Qena   2-Nov-94 8-Nov-94 7 593 100,000  $       500,000,000 Heavy rain see notes 50 2 4,200   44,070               8.2   Flood waters carrying burning oil from a fuel depot swept through Dronka.  507 killed in Dronka, 86 killed by flooding in other provinces.
Sohag: 750,000 oxen, goats, sheep, and poultry killed.  2,513 homes collapsed and 4,200 hectares (10,400 acres) of land flooded.
109 Indonesia West Nusa Tenggara Province Tanggik  1-Nov-94 4-Nov-94 4 31     Heavy rain     1     19,940               2.0   Flooding and mudslides.
108 Jordan Mafrak, Zarka, Maan, Madaba Jordan 1-Nov-94 4-Nov-94 4 21     Heavy rain     1     68,730               3.6   Torrential rains rare in Jordan.
107 Italy Northern Regions: Piedmont, Cuneo, Liguria, Tuscany, Piacenza  Po 1-Nov-94 10-Nov-94 10 83 10,308  $    4,000,000,000 Heavy rain   80 2     90,170             13.8   Half of the farmland in the area no longer fit for cultivation.
106 India Andhra Pradesh coast    30-Oct-94 4-Nov-94 6 230 16,000   Tropical cyclone     1     110,700               6.0   1,700 houses damaged and 130,000 acres of crops flooded.
105 Greece Athens, Rhodes Island, Kardhitsa Region, Kasos Island   24-Oct-94 27-Oct-94 4 14 1,000  $       437,700,000 Heavy rain     1     36,620               2.7   Kardhitsa cotton fields destroyed.
104 India Tamil Nadu - Madras   27-Oct-94 31-Oct-94 5 40     Tropical cyclone     1     89,230               4.8    
103 China Shandong Province: Longtan Waterfall, Laoshan Mountains   19-Oct-94 20-Oct-94 2 17     Heavy rain     1     13,150               0.8   Flash flood at a waterfall due to preceeding heavy rain.  17 tourists swept away.
102 Philippines - Typhoon Axel Leyte: Tacloban City, Maasin
Mindanao: Surigao del Sur - Tandag, Tago
  18-Oct-94 22-Oct-94 5 12 12,480   Tropical cyclone     1     13,650               1.9    
101 Philippines - Typhoon Teresa (Katring) Luzon: Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Quezon, Polilio Islands   18-Oct-94 22-Oct-94 5 4 50,000  $             280,000 Tropical cyclone     1     12,750               1.8   60% of houses on Polilio Island were destroyed.
100 USA Texas: Houston San Jacinto, Neches, Brazos, Trinity  17-Oct-94 23-Oct-94 7 19 10,000  $       700,000,000 Heavy rain     1     72,990               5.3   Flooding caused 4 oil pipelines to rupture, spilling over 1 million gallons into the San Jacinto river and catching fire.
99 Guatemala Suchitepequez Province - Chicacao   9-Oct-94 13-Oct-94 5 10     Heavy rain     1     45,760               3.4   Flooding and landslides.
98 Algeria Provinces: Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tiaret, Bouira, Tissemslit, Naama, Djelfa, Adrar    21-Sep-94 26-Sep-94 6 32 1,200   Heavy rain     1     108,200               5.9   Crops damaged.
97 Philippines Luzon: Mount Pinatubo area Pasig Potrero 19-Sep-94 24-Sep-94 6 16 10,000  $             380,000 Monsoonal Rain     1     4,150               1.2   Flooding and mudslides.  20 villiages buried in up to 10 ft of water and mud.
96 Russia Maritime Territory (Primorye): Nokhodka, Vladivostok Ussuri, Lazovka, Avakumovka 17-Sep-94 26-Sep-94 10 13 700,000  $       290,000,000 Heavy rain   70 2 25,000   140,100             17.2   Heaviest flooding in 70 yrs.  Floods hit during harvest - only 30% of vegetables and potatoes saved.
95 Burkina Faso     16-Sep-94 20-Sep-94 5 4 4,000   Heavy rain     1     271,900               8.4   Unusually heavy rain.  Positive impact on agriculture.
94 Nigeria, Niger Nigeria: Borno State - Maiduguri
Niger: Agadez
Alo 11-Sep-94 15-Sep-94 5 142 180,000   Heavy rain Dam/Levy, break or release   1     317,300               9.1   Nigeria: Dam on the Alo River damaged.  Dike on a lake burst flooding Maiduguri with 6 ft of water.
Niger: 5,300 domestic animals killed.  Thousands of acres flooded, wells and graneries destroyed.
93 Cameroon Logone-Chari Province Alo  9-Sep-94 14-Sep-94 6 6 400   Heavy rain Dam/Levy, break or release   1     11,420               1.9   Unseasonably heavy rain.  Water released from dam on the Alo River to relieve pressure, further flooding the villiages.
92 Thailand Provinces: An Giang, Dong Thap, Kien Giang, Long An Mekong  3-Sep-94 18-Dec-94 107 407 2,000,000  $       208,000,000 Heavy rain Monsoonal rain 26 2 80,000   65,260             23.9   Vietnam's worst flood disaster since 1968.
91 Italy Parma, Livorno Enza  2-Sep-94 3-Sep-94 2 3     Brief torrential rain     1     30,590               1.2    
90 India Orissa State - Districts: Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Malkangiri   2-Sep-94 7-Sep-94 6       Monsoonal Rain     1 300,000   154,600               7.0   300,000 acres of crops damaged.
88 India Himachal Pradesh State - Mandi, Hamirpur districts   31-Aug-94 5-Sep-94 6 20     Monsoonal Rain     1     5,275               1.3    
87 Thailand - Typhoon Harry Provinces: Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Phayao, Phitsanulok, Khanchanburi Mae Ping 30-Aug-94 7-Sep-94 9 10    $         12,000,000 Tropical cyclone   20 1     160,000               8.8   Roads under 1 m of water.  Worst flooding in 20 yrs in Chiang Rai, 48,000 hectares of rice fields inundated.
86 India Maharashtra State - Nagpur Morna 26-Aug-94 2-Sep-94 8 26     Monsoonal Rain     1     44,160               4.4    
85 South Korea Kyonggi Province, Taean, South Chungchong Province, Seoul, Yongin   26-Aug-94 30-Aug-94 5 5 2,000   Heavy rain     1     22,410               2.4   Flooding and landslides.  200 hectares of farmland around Pyongtaek city, Kyonggi province flooded.
84 Ethiopia Addis Ababa. northern Wollo region.   25-Aug-94 31-Aug-94 7 87 6,000   Heavy rain     1 740   163,200               7.9   740 hectares (1,820 acres) of cultivated land in Wollo region were devastated.
83 Moldova Regions: Telenesht, Arkhei, Strasheny, Khenchesht, Chemeshlia Prut 24-Aug-94 29-Aug-94 6 47 1,300  $         75,000,000 Heavy rain     1 86,000   33,680               3.3   Flooding and mudslides.  300 houses destroyed, 3,000 severely damaged.  35,000 hectares of vineyards and orchards in central Moldova flooded.  86,000 acres of crops ruined, 70,000 hens drowned, and 120 cattle and 1,000 pigs died.
82 Pakistan Balochistan Province - Sibi Division Sasht-e-koraan 22-Aug-94 27-Aug-94 6 24     Brief torrential rain Monsoonal rain   1     17,320               2.4    
81 India Himachal Pradesh State - Kullu District, Baladhi Village    20-Aug-94 23-Aug-94 4 9     Brief torrential rain     1     14,450               1.7    
80 Ecuador Regions: Southern Andean, La Josefina Cuenca, Burgay  20-Aug-94 24-Aug-94 5 5 500   Heavy rain     1     39,020               3.2   Extensive damage to crops.
77 Ethiopia Southern Gonder Province - Kemkem, Tach Gayint   15-Aug-94 18-Aug-94 4 18     Heavy rain     1     21,310               2.0   1,000 sheep and goats lost, 145 hectares of crops ruined in Tach Gayint.
76 China - Typhoon Fred Zhejiang Province - Wenzhou
Jiangsu Province - Shanghai, Suzhou
  21-Aug-94 24-Aug-94 4 762 600,000  $    1,260,000,000 Tropical cyclone   100 3 300,000   206,000             18.9   Floods worse than any in the last century.  800,000 houses damaged or destroyed.  367,000 farm animals killed and 741,000 acres (300,000 hectares) of farmland throughout Zhejiang damaged.
74 Pakistan Central and Southern Pakistan - Sindh Province, Bhakkar, Kotri Indus 9-Aug-94 15-Aug-94 7 26 40,000   Monsoonal Rain     1     318,200             11.0   Crops destroyed and livestock decimated.
73 Afghanistan Ghazni Province - Qara Bagh   8-Aug-94 11-Aug-94 4 2     Heavy rain     1     19,780               1.9   Floodwaters destroyed 54 houses and 370 irrigation channels.  Agriculture produce swept away along with the cattle of 70 nomad families.
72 Niger Southern and Western Niger   1-Aug-94 10-Aug-94 10 27 20,000   Heavy rain   20 1 7,500   594,800             17.8   Floods destroyed 2,000 homes, 32 mosques and schools.  7,500 hectares (19,000 acres) of farmland under water.  Heaviest rain in 20 yrs.
71 India Himachal Pradesh State: resort in Fojal villiage, Kulu District Fojal Nalla  8-Aug-94 10-Aug-94 3 11     Brief torrential rain     1     16,800               1.4    
70 India Uttar Pradesh State   4-Aug-94 11-Aug-94 8 53 3,000   Monsoonal Rain     1     292,100             11.2   Thousands homeless.
68 China - Typhoon Caitlin Hong Kong, Southern Guangdong Province   6-Aug-94 10-Aug-94 5 14     Tropical cyclone     1     3,850               1.0    
67 Sudan Provinces: Norther Kordofan (Hamrat el Waz, Dongola), Darfur, Al Wusta (Jebel Aulia refugee camp), Al Khartum (Khartoum) Managil canal, Nile 4-Aug-94 17-Aug-94 14 8 2,000   Heavy rain   46 2     1,094,000             55.2   Flood waters from Managil Dam killed eight people and destroyed 120 dwellings.  Longest spate of rain in five years. 400 families displaced in Kordofan.
Nile over 12.55 m, higher than the 1988 40 yr flood.
65 Russia Bashkortostan: Beloretsk, Bashkiria region - villages of Tirlyan, Avzalovo, Kazylyarovo, Alakagovo Tirlyan reservoirs, Belaya 5-Aug-94 8-Aug-94 4 20 1,000  $         19,000,000 Heavy rain Dam/Levy, break or release   1     32,570               2.5   Dam break following heavy rain in the Ural Mountains.  380 farms badly damaged.
64 Taiwan - Typhoon Doug Southern Taiwan - Kaohsiung    7-Aug-94 16-Aug-94 10 9 3,600  $       148,000,000 Tropical cyclone   35 2     27,170               7.6   Up to 5 m of floodwater.  $20.3 million worth of agricultural losses - 12,478 hectares of agricultural crops (rice, vegetables, sorghum) damaged.
122 Cambodia - Typhoon Amy Provinces: Kampang Speu, Kandal, Western Pursat, Northwestern Battambang Bassac  30-Jul-94 8-Aug-94 10 6 22,000   Tropical cyclone   3 1     40,130               4.6   Thousands of hectares of rice seedlings destroyed.
63 Philippines - Typhoon Ritang (Doug) Batanes Islands
Northern Luzon Provinces - Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora
  6-Aug-94 10-Aug-94 5       Tropical cyclone     1     18,140               2.2    
62 Taiwan - Typhoon Caitlin South and East: Hualien    1-Aug-94 4-Aug-94 4 10    $       100,000,000 Tropical cyclone     1     16,590               1.8   $100,000,000 in agricultural losses.
61 Thailand - Typhoon Amy Northern and Western Provinces: Lampang, Nan, Kanchanaburi, Phrae, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Tak, Phayao, Chiang Mai   28-Jul-94 2-Aug-94 6 9 10,000  $           8,000,000 Tropical cyclone     1     124,800               6.3   Flooding and landslide.
60 Ethiopia Afar Region - Dubti District Awash 28-Jul-94 3-Aug-94 7 4 30,000   Heavy rain     1     20,900               2.8    
58 Philippines - Tropical Depression Oyang, Tropical Depression Pasing Northern Luzon Provinces, Mt. Pinatubo, Manila Pasig-Potrero, Mancatian  23-Jul-94 3-Aug-94 12 37 264,837  $         10,425,000 Tropical cyclone Monsoonal rain   1     22,000               3.7   Flooding and avalanche of mud, ash and other volcanic debris around Mt. Pinatubo.
57 Philippines Panay, Negros Islands   22-Jul-94 2-Aug-94 12 2 18,000  $           1,600,000 Monsoonal Rain     1     25,390               4.0    
55 China Provinces: Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia Northern autonomous region   23-Jul-94 13-Aug-94 22 128 2,000,000  $    1,500,000,000 Heavy rain   45 2     1,330,000             71.3   500,000 houses destroyed.  Rivers at highest levels since 1949.
No summer harvest in Inner Mongolia.  In Liaoning, 1.33 million hectares of farmland inundated, 30,000 farm animals drowned.
54 Hong Kong Macau, Hong Kong - Zhuhai, Shenzhen Shenzhen 22-Jul-94 27-Jul-94 6 10 2,000   Heavy rain   42 2     2,990               2.0   Up to 10 ft of water on roads.  Over 400 mm (16 in) of rain in 36 hrs.  Most intense rainfall in Macao and Zhuhai since 1952.
Flooding and landslide.  500 families evacuated.
53 Vietnam Lai Chau Province: Dien Bien District, Muong Lay township Nam Nuc, Red 15-Jul-94 31-Jul-94 17 21 172  $           2,300,000 Heavy rain   50 2 1,600   17,600               7.5   Flooding and mudslides, dislodged bolders. Worst flood on record.  Destroyed 200 houses and 1,600 hectares (3,954 acres) of rice.
51 Philippines - Storm Norming Luzon Provinces: Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Bulacan.   15-Jul-94 20-Jul-94 6 8 114,674   Tropical cyclone     1     12,360               2.0    
50 Pakistan Provinces Sindh, Punjab, Gudu, Sukkuer   11-Jul-94 16-Sep-94 68 333 30,000  $       330,000,000 Monsoonal rain     1     343,300             24.7   12,000 cattle killed.  Cotton crop devastated - 70% lost in Sindh.  500,000 acres (200,000 hectares) of cultivated land in central and lower Sindh province destroyed.  Over 16.6 million acres of land were flooded total, 1 million of which held cotton, rice, sugarcane.
49 China Hubei Province   11-Jul-94 18-Jul-94 8 41    $         95,000,000 Heavy rain     1     183,800               8.9   3400 families homeless.  11 hrs of rain.
48 Philippines - Storm Iliang Northern Luzon Provinces: Cagayan, La Union, Pangasinan, Dagupan City    10-Jul-94 16-Jul-94 7      $             444,000 Tropical cyclone     1     37,090               3.7   3,600 houses were destroyed, and damage to crops and infrastructure reached $444,000.
47 Iran Sistan-Baluchestan Province: Iranshahr, Khash   9-Jul-94 11-Jul-94 3 24     Heavy rain see notes   1     155,500               4.3   Flooding and landslides.  Hundreds of farm animals perished. Hundreds of hectares of agricultural land, including 20,000 date palms flooded.
45 Pakistan Quetta   4-Jul-94 8-Jul-94 5 12     Heavy rain     1     21,190               2.3   Hundreds of adobe houses collapsed.  Standing crops damaged.
44 India Himachal Pradesh State - Kullu, Kangra Districts   3-Jul-94 12-Jul-94 10 60     Monsoonal rain     1     52,340               5.3   Vast agricultural areas flooded.
43 Russia Buryatia Region Dzhida, Uda, Selenga 2-Jul-94 7-Jul-94 6 4     Heavy rain     1     322,800             10.2   Damage exceeds 3 billion rubles.
42 USA - Tropical Storm Alberto  Florida Panhandle: Blountstown
Georgia: Bainbridge, Americus, Albany, Macon
Southeast Alabama
Georgia: Flint, Ocmulgee
Florida: Apalachicola, Chipola 
1-Jul-94 15-Jul-94 15 32 20,000  see notes  Tropical cyclone     1     167,700             11.1   400,000 acres of farmland in south Georgia flooded.  Billions of dollars in damage.
39 India States: Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Kerala, Punjab Mahanadi, Narmada, Shivnath 1-Jul-94 24-Jul-94 24 617 800,000   Monsoonal rain     1     1,982,000             44.7   Flooding and mudslides.  Annual monsoon rains.
38 South Africa Western Cape Province - Capetown   24-Jun-94 28-Jun-94 5 2 3,000   Heavy rain   75 2     11,390               3.4   Thousands of squatters left homeless.  Storms of an intensity that occur only every 50-100 yrs.
37 USA Kentucky   22-Jun-94 27-Jun-94 6 2     Heavy rain     1     13,310               2.1    
36 Bangladesh Ramu Village, Cox's Bazar, Chittagong    14-Jun-94 22-Jun-94 9 1     Monsoonal rain     1     6,360               1.8   Flooding and mudslides.  30,000 people trapped in their homes, rice fields swamped.
35 China Provinces: Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, Zhejiang Xiangjiang, Xijiang, Bei Jiang 9-Jun-94 29-Jun-94 21 719    $    3,500,000,000 Heavy rain   100 3 3,000,000   1,015,000             92.0   Worst flooding in China in 100 yrs.  610,000 homes destroyed, summer rice crops ruined.
July - Typhoon Tim in Fujian Province
34 Colombia Cauca Province - Toribio, Pitalito, Toez, Irlanda, Talaga, Simbola, Cupritas, Belancazar. Paez 5-Jun-94 9-Jun-94 5 2 240   Avalanche related     1     27,780               2.7   An earthquake sent an avalanche of ice, rocks, and mud down the slopes of volcano Nevado del Huila into two rivers, causing them to overflow their banks and destroy about 60 homes and several bridges.  Debris caused Paez river to rise 16 ft.  Hundreds feared dead.
33 Bangladesh Sylhet District Rangpani  1-Jun-94 6-Jun-94 6 6 11,000   Monsoonal rain     1     11,310               1.9    
32 Armenia Town of Artik, Villiages of Nor Kyank, Vardakar.   31-May-94 1-Jun-94 2 5 400   Dam/Levy, break or release     1     3,590               0.4   165-foot (50-m) high dam collapsed, releasing 1.5 million cubic ft of water over farmland, grazing pasture, and villages.  100 houses flooded.
31 Russia Nizhni Novogorod Region - Villiages of Diveyevo, Voznesenskoye, Satis   28-May-94 30-May-94 3 2     Heavy rain     1     22,910               1.7    
30 Sri Lanka Ehaliyadoa   25-May-94 28-May-94 4 7     Monsoonal rain     1     3,395               0.8   Flooding and landslides.
29 China Fujian Province - Sanming, Nanping, Longyan, Putian, Quanzhou, Fuzhou Minjiang  1-May-94 9-May-94 9 70 2,000   Heavy rain   40 2     121,700             15.3   Worst flooding in the province in 40 years.  40 cities and counties ravaged by 3 days of heavy rainfall and powerful gusts.  61,000 hectares of crops inundated - loss of 650m renminbi.
27 China Jiangxi Province    1-May-94 3-May-94 3 95    $       161,000,000 Heavy rain     1     165,700               4.5   Flooding, hail, and landslides.
26 Uganda Kasese district - Kyarumbar subcounty, Rwenzori Mountain slopes   30-Apr-94 2-May-94 3 11     Heavy rain     1     9,570               1.1   Floods and landslides due to heavy rain in the mountains.  Extensive damage to crops and bridges.
25 Bangladesh Districts: Nokhali, Chittagong, Janakantha, Ittefaq   19-Apr-94 23-Apr-94 5 20 12,000   Tropical cyclone     1     22,180               2.4   Flooding, mudslides, and lightening.  3,000 mud-and-thatch huts flattened.
24 USA Missouri, Ohio, Kansas, Central and Southern Illinois, Oklahoma Missouri: Meramec, Missouri, Mississippi
Illinois: Sangamon, Embarras, Cache
Oklahoma: Neosho
Ohio: Cuyahoga, Mahoning
9-Apr-94 18-Apr-94 10 6 4,000   Rain and snowmelt     1     644,300             18.5   Meramec crested at 37.4 ft - 21 ft above flood stage.  Neosho crested at Miami, OK at 25.6 ft - 10 ft above flood stage.  Agricultural land flooded in southeastern Ohio.
23 Russia Regions: Volgograd, Tambov, Oryol, Penza, Kalmykia, Rostov Volga and Moscow rivers 6-Apr-94 14-Apr-94 9 13 2,795   Snowmelt     1     463,400             15.0   5,630 hectares of farmland flooded in Penza.
22 Bangladesh Sirajganj   29-Mar-94 2-Apr-94 5 16 100,000   Heavy rain     1     2,275               0.8   Heavy storms and lightening.
21 Philippines Mindanao Provinces: Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur   18-Mar-94 31-Mar-94 14 9 16,821  $             855,000 Heavy rain     1     36,860               5.1   Two weeks of flash floods - extensive agricultural and infrastrucutre damage.
20 Jordan Al-Bouweidah area - Ramtha   24-Mar-94 26-Mar-94 3 9 300   Heavy rain     1     3,810               0.7   Farming region - agricultural damage.
19 USA Alabama, Georgia   24-Mar-94 28-Mar-94 5 35     Brief torrential rain     1     179,800               6.8   Flashflooding caused by heavy storms and tornadoes.
18 Indonesia Central Java - Cepu district, Ngawi district
East Java - Lamongan district, Kedungkerep
Bengawan Solo 23-Mar-94 26-Mar-94 4 12 83,125  $           1,400,000 Heavy rain     1     36,280               2.6   15,000 houses in 129 villages flooded.  Some areas under more than 6.5 ft (2 m) of water.  Thousands of acres of farmland inundated.
15 Russia Kalmykia   17-Mar-94 22-Mar-94 6 7     Heavy rain Dam/Levy, break or release   1 6,500   72,010               4.8   58 dams burst and 4 bridges destroyed.  6,500 hectares of agricultural land destroyed.  200 houses, 15 cattle breeding farms (500 cattle killed), and 12 km or roads submerged.
14 Indonesia Sumbawa Island: West Nusa Tenggara province - Bima   12-Mar-94 16-Mar-94 5 5 50,000  $           1,700,000 Heavy rain     1     1,820               0.7   Destroyed 3,000 hectares (7,410 acres) of rice.  Thousands of hectares of fishponds and salt-making fields flooded.  Water as high as 2 m (6.5 ft) inundated 12,000 houses, office buildings, schools.  
13 Iran Khorasan province: Torbat-e-heidariyeh   11-Mar-94 14-Mar-94 4 4 80   Heavy rain     1     26,420               2.3   Floods inundated streets of the city and 20 houses in the downtown.
12 Peru Lima, Batanchaca, Callao Rimac 27-Feb-94 6-Mar-94 8 17 120,000   Heavy rain   100 3     27,660             10.4   Flooding and rockslide. Worst flooding of the Rimac River in 2 yrs as a result of torrential rain in the Andean highlands. Worst flooding in Lima's history.
11 Bangladesh Southeast - Chittagong City   26-Feb-94 2-Mar-94 5 13     Heavy rain     1     6,730               1.3   Tens of thousands of hectares of farmlands devastated.  Bridges, highways, and houses swept away.
10 Indonesia North Sumatra Province: Medan district - Lumban Julu Village Binangajulu, Denai, Deli 11-Feb-94 14-Feb-94 4 5     Heavy rain     1     19,420               1.9   Destroyed rice barns and killed livestock.
9 Peru Jungle and Andes Provinces: Junin, Cajamarca, Jauja, Satipo, Oxapampa Perene, Mantaro  31-Jan-94 20-Feb-94 21 63 12,000   Heavy rain     1     609,300             23.8   5,000 acres of fruit plantations destroyed. 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares) of agricultural land damaged or destroyed.  15 of 25 provinces affected.
8 Madagascar - Cyclones Daisy and Geralda Antananarivo, Toamasina    31-Jan-94 16-Feb-94 17 200 50,000   Tropical cyclone     1     143,000             10.7   Rice crops severely damaged.
7 Colombia Town of Florida Fraile 31-Jan-94 2-Feb-94 3 16 60,000   Heavy rain     1     4,300               0.7   Flooding and mudslides.  Fraile River swelled and formed a mudslide 12 ft deep.
6 Indonesia Central Java - Brebes district, Banjumas Region
East Java
  28-Jan-94 31-Jan-94 4 2     Heavy rain     1     59,040               3.4   Flooding in Brebes over 2 meters.  Destroyed dozens of houses and hundreds of hectares of shrimp and fish ponds.
5 Papua New Guinea - Cyclone Rewa Southeastern Papua New Guinea   16-Jan-94 20-Jan-94 5 9     Tropical cyclone     1     65,500               4.1    
4 Australia - Cyclone Rewa Brisbane, Great Barrier Reef area   16-Jan-94 20-Jan-94 5 13     Tropical cyclone     1     120,900               5.6    
3 Indonesia West Java - Bandung District Citarum 12-Jan-94 22-Jan-94 11 10 50,700  $           1,900,000 Heavy rain     1     10,210               2.4   39 villiages swamped, flood waters over 8 ft.  Rice fields and about 12,500 houses, offices, schools and other public buildings flooded.
2 Tanzania Southeast Tanzania: Kilwa district - Lindi region - Kinjumbi, Mtiyarambungo Villages. Hanga 9-Jan-94 13-Jan-94 5 31 7,000   Heavy rain     1     65,600               4.1   1,400 acres of farmland were devastated.
1 Philippines - Storm Akang Southern Luzon: Sorsogon Province - Manito
Visayas
Northern Mindanao
  4-Jan-94 8-Jan-94 5 29 14,000   Tropical cyclone     1     44,230               3.4   Flashfloods and landslides.  49 missing and feared dead.
Yearly Totals or Averages:           9 6401   8,574,572  $   13,542,094,000            3,931,540     14,448,205
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