Overall Orange alert Flood
in Kazakhstan

Event summary

This flood can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1102548
Glide number: FL-2024-000039-KAZ
Death: 2
Displaced: 104694
Countries: Kazakhstan
From - To 28 Mar - 10 Apr

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Russia, Kazakhstan - Floods, update (ECHO 12 Apr 2024)Fri, 12 Apr 2024 10:21

  • Severe floods and flash floods continue to affect south-western Russia and the neighbouring north-western Kazakhstan since 3 April, resulting in more evacuated people and widespread damage. The flooding has also worsened after a local dam broke on 5 April in the area of Ors City (south-eastern Orenburg Region, Russia).
  • In Russia, the Interfax press agency reports, as of 12 April, over 1,000 still evacuated people across 13 evacuation centres and more than 12,800 flooded houses in the Orenburg Region, where the worst affected is the area of the Orsk City. Interfax also reports approximately 6,000 evacuated people (of which 820 in a number of evacuation centres) across the Kurgan Region. The Tyuman Region was also severely affected.
  • In Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reports, as of the same date, nearly 100,000 evacuated people (of which over 6,500 in a number of evacuation centres). In addition, nine collapsed bridges were reported.
  • Over the next 24 hours, no more rainfall is forecast over the affected Regions.
Kazakhstan, Late March 2024Warmer temperatures and melting snow triggered flooding in parts of Kazakhstan in late March 2024. The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan reported flooding in Turkestan, Aktobe, Kostanay, West Kazakhstan, Ulytau, Abay, Akmola regions. As of 29 March, over 4,000 people were evacuated, 3 missing, hundreds of homes were damaged, along with bridges, roads and infrastructure.Fri 29 Mar 2024FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
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Nearly 100,000 people evacuated from flood-hit areas of Kazakhstan2024-04-13T23:22+0200.

ASTANA. Nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated from flood-affected areas in Kazakhstan, said authorities on Friday. According to a statement from the Ministry of Emergency Situations, a total of 99,920 people have been evacuated from flo
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Thousands flee flooding in southern Russia2024-04-13T20:09+0200.

Russian emergency services on Saturday said they had evacuated thousands of people from the southern regions bordering Kazakhstan as flood water continued to rise. HT Image Fast-rising temperatures have melted snow and ice, and along with h
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In Russia e Kazakhistan centinaia di migliaia di evacuati per le inond ... 2024-04-13T20:00+0200.

Decine di migliaia di persone sono state evacuate, e altre centinaia se ne aggiungono ogni ora, dalla città di Orenburg , nella regione russa degli Urali, non lontano dal confine con il Kazakhistan , in un territorio investito nell'ultima s
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Thousands flee flooding in southern Russia2024-04-13T19:40+0200.

Russian emergency services on Saturday said they had evacuated thousands of people from the southern regions bordering Kazakhstan as flood water continued to rise. Regional governor Denis Pasler said in a press release Sunday evening that
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),