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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Latest media headlines

Articles: 252 | About casualties: 4 | Last hour: 2

The Russian plant for the production of armored infantry vehicles face ... 2024-04-13T06:41+0200.

Concerns are growing over continued flooding in the border regions of Russia and Kazakhstan, as a result of dam failure from nearby reservoirs on the Ural River. Kurgan, a city in Russia, is likely to face a significant portion of the pote
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Mayor orders ‘mass evacuations’ in Russia flood city2024-04-13T05:52+0200.

Moscow - Flooding in the Russian city of Orenburg became “critical” Friday forcing “mass evacuations” as the Ural river level rises, the mayor said. Fast-rising temperatures have melted snow and ice, and along with heavy rains have caused a
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Mayor orders ‘mass evacuations’ in Russia flood city2024-04-13T05:49+0200.

Moscow - Flooding in the Russian city of Orenburg became “critical” Friday forcing “mass evacuations” as the Ural river level rises, the mayor said. Fast-rising temperatures have melted snow and ice, and along with heavy rains have caused a
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Russian authorities announced mass evacuation for flood-hit city near ... 2024-04-13T04:35+0200.

MOSCOW — Authorities in the Russian city of Orenburg, near the border with Kazakhstan, on Friday announced a mass evacuation from there after water levels in the Ural River rose further, threatening the area with more flooding. Related stor
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