LIST OF FLOODS- HAVE THE LIST OF ALL MAJOR FLOOD WORLDWIDE

By chronology

2000s

  • The 2008 Indian floods are currently affecting Kosi Basin in Bihar and adjoining Nepal,Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

  • The 2007 Africa Floods is reported to be one of the largest floods in recorded history in the continent of Africa with 14 countries affected.

  • The Summer 2007 United Kingdom floods occurred across many parts of Britain, with the worst affected areas being Yorkshire including Sheffield and Hull in June, and large areas of the Midlands, most significantly Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire in July.

  • The 2007 Hunter Floods that inundated large areas of the City of Maitland and the City of Newcastle, Australia in June 2007, claimed 11 lives and forced the evacuation of 4,000 people in Central Maitland.

  • Jakarta on January 2007 till now is having a 1.5 m flood. Whole city is affected. 80 people killed. [1]

  • The floods in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sumatra in December 2006 and January 2007 is considered to be the worst in 100 years, resulting in evacuation of over 100,000 people in the worst-hit state of Johor at its peak.

  • Ethiopia saw one of its worst floods in August 2006.

  • The Mid-Atlantic States flood of 2006 in the eastern United States is considered to be the worst in that region since the flooding caused by Hurricane David in 1979.

  • Korea saw one of its worst floods in May 2006.

  • In the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, many villages were isolated due to heavy November rains caused by low-pressure areas in the Bay of Bengal.

  • Record rain across eastern Europe in August 2005 caused very severe flooding.

  • 80% of New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. was flooded due to the failure of several floodwalls in August 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 1,076 people also died because of the hurricane.

  • Flooding in Mumbai (India) in July 2005 left over 700 dead. Some areas went under 5 m of water.

  • One of Canada’s most devastating floods occurred in southern Alberta in June 2005. The flooding affected many major metropolitan including  areas of Calgary. 4 deaths resulted from the three-week flood.

  • In January 2005, flooding on the Rivers Eden, Kent, Derwent, Greta and Cocker as well as others in Cumbria, England, flooded about 2,000 properties and caused in excess of £250 million of damage. [2]

  • The Boscastle flood, 2004 on the 16 August in Cornwall (Great Britain) caused much damage to buildings in the Valency river valley. Further flooding took place in surrounding valleys, and in the town of Camelford.

  • 2002 Glasgow floods, 2002 European floods.

  • In June 2001, floods from Tropical Storm Allison killed over 30 people in the Houston, Texas, area.

  • The 2000 Mozambique flood, caused by heavy rains followed by a cyclone, covered much of the country for three weeks, killing thousands, leaving the country devastated for years afterwards.

  • London Floods at the River Thames Caused Severe Damage at July 2008

  • Flash Floods centred on Berkshire and Oxfordshire caused Severe Damage at July 2008

  • After March 2007 Snow Melted Causing a Flash Flood at the Volga

1990s

  • The 1998 Yangtze River Floods left 14 million people homeless.

  • Bangladesh was flooded in 1998, with numerous victims.

  • The Red River Flood of 1997 occurred in April and May 1997 along the Red River of the North in North Dakota (USA name), Minnesota, and Red River in Manitoba (Canada name). It was the most severe flooding of the river since 1826.

  • also the Century Flood in Poland. 65 killed. Wroclaw and Opole flooded (July 1997)

  • The May 8, 1995 Louisiana (USA) flood caused extensive damage.

  • Summer 1993 severe monsoon flooding in the American southwest.]

  • The Great Flood of 1993 was one of the most destructive floods in United States history.

  • In Alaska (USA) from May to September 1992 unusually wet conditions, plus snow melt caused the 100 year flood in areas of Alaska.

  • January 1992 saw severe floods in South America.

  • July 1996 saw severe floods in Central Honshū

  • Kyushu Typhoon on September 1996 caused severe floods on Kyushu

1980s

  • In 1983 the Pacific Northwest saw one of their worst winter floods. And the some of the Northwest states saw their wettest winter yet. The damage was estimated at 1.1 billion dollars.

  • In 1982 the river Jucar (Valencia, Spain) broke Tous’s reservoir provoking an avalanche of 16.000 m3/s and more than 30 dead men. The flood was called “La pantanada”.

1970s

  • in 1974, the dying Cyclone Wanda Triggered major flooding in Brisbane, Australia killing 6 people and leaving hundred’s homless

1960s

  • In 1960 after the Great Chilean Earthquake the Riñihuazo flood stroke the towns of Riñihue, Los Lagos, Antilhue, Pishuinco and Valdivia.

  • In 1962, a flood killed 318 people and damaged manly Hamburg, Germany.

  • In 1966, the flood of the Arno River killed dozens of people and damaged or destroyed millions of masterpieces of art and rare books in Florence, Italy.

  • In 1965 Hurricane Betsy flooded large areas of New Orleans (USA) for up to 10 days, drowning around 40 people.

  • North Sea flood of 1962.

1950s

  • In 1957, storm surge flooding from Hurricane Audrey killed about 400 people in southwest Louisiana.

  • The Hunter Valley floods of 1955 in New South Wales (Australia) destroyed over 100 homes and caused 45,000 to be evacuated.

  • On October 15 1954, Hurricane Hazel struck Toronto in Canada killing 81 people, destroying 20 bridges, and leaving over 2000 people homeless.[3]

  • The North Sea Flood of 1953 caused over 2,000 deaths in the Dutch province of Zeeland and the United Kingdom and led to the construction of the Delta Works and the Thames Barrier.

  • Japan Flood of 1953, killing at least 2,566, where damaged at Kyotanabe, Wakayama, Kitakyushu, and Kumamoto erea.

  • The Lynmouth (UK) flood of 1952 killed only 34 people, however it was very destructive and destroyed over 80 buildings.

1900-1950

  • There was serious flooding in much of England in March 1947, as heavy rain on impermeable frozen ground coincided with the thaw after a severe winter.

  • 1940 saw severe floods in Queensland, Australia.

  • Los Angeles Flood of 1938 flooded much of the Los Angeles Basin in southern California.

  • The Ohio River flood of 1937 took place in late January and February 1937. With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, 1 million were left homeless, with 385 dead and property losses reaching $500 million

  • The 1931 Huang He flood caused between 800,000 and 4,000,000 deaths in China, one of a series of disastrous floods on the Huang He.

  • The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was one of the most destructive floods in United States history and the impetus for many later Flood Control Acts.

  • The Hatfield Flood of San Diego, United States, of 1916 destroyed the Sweetwater and Lower Otay Dams, and caused 22 deaths and $4.5 million in damages.

  • The 1916 Clermont .

  • The Great Dayton Flood of 1913 killed 360 people and destroyed 20,000 homes in the United States. It also damaged historic photographic plates belonging to Wilbur and Orville Wright. It ended canal transportation in Ohio.

  • In 1910, large areas of Paris were flooded when the River Seine burst its banks.

By Region

Africa

Ethiopia

  • Ethiopia saw one of its worst floods in August 2006.

Mozambique

  • The 2000 Mozambique flood, caused by heavy rains followed by a cyclone, covered much of the country for three weeks, killing thousands, leaving the country devastated for years afterwards.

North America

Canada

  • One of Canada’s most devastating floods occurred in southern Alberta in June 2005. The flooding affected many major metropolitan areas including Calgary. 4 deaths resulted from the three-week flood.

  • On October 15 1954, Hurricane Hazel struck Toronto in Canada killing 81 people, destroying 20 bridges, and leaving over 2000 people homeless.

United States

  • The Mid-Atlantic States flood of 2006 in the eastern United States is considered to be the worst in that region since the flooding caused by Hurricane David in 1979.

  • 80% of New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. was flooded due to the failure of several floodwalls in August 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 1,076 people also died because of the hurricane.

  • In June 2001, floods from Tropical Storm Allison killed over 30 people in the Houston, Texas, area.

  • In October 1998, San Marcos, Texas experienced flooding that had rain totals of 15″ to 30″ in a short period of time.[4]

  • The Red River Flood of 1997 occurred in April and May 1997 along the Red River of the North in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba

    (Canada). It was the most severe flooding of the river since 1826.

  • The May 8th 1995 Louisiana Flood caused extensive damage.

  • Summer 1993 severe monsoon flooding in the American southwest.]

  • The Great Flood of 1993 was one of the most destructive floods in United States history at about 130 metres above sea level.

  • In Alaska (USA) from May to September 1992 unusually wet conditions, plus snow melt caused the 100 year flood in areas of Alaska.

  • In 1983 the Pacific Northwest saw one of their worst winter floods, And some of the Northwest states saw their wettest winter yet. The damage was estimated at 1.1 billion dollars.

  • In 1972 the Black Hills flood killed 238 people and caused $160 million of damage in western South Dakota.

  • In 1965 Hurricane Betsy flooded large areas of New Orleans (USA) for up to 10 days, drowning around 40 people.

  • In 1957, storm surge flooding from Hurricane Audrey killed about 400 people in southwest Louisiana.

  • The Ohio River flood of 1937 took place in late January and February 1937. With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, 1 million were left homeless, with 385 dead and property losses reaching $500 million

  • The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was one of the most destructive floods in United States history.

  • The Vermont flood of 1927 is probably the worst flood in Vermont history doing $30 million in damages, which would be $270 million today, killed 84 people, and left 9,000 homeless.

  • The Hatfield Flood of San Diego, United States, of 1916 destroyed the Sweetwater and Lower Otay Dams, and caused 22 deaths and $4.5 million in damages.

  • The Great Dayton Flood of 1913 killed 360 people and destroyed 20,000 homes in the United States. It also damaged historic photographic plates belonging to Wilbur and Orville Wright. It caused the end of canal transportation in Ohio.

  • A list and description of all known major storms and floods in Texas is at [1]

South America

  • Brazil, January 1992 saw severe floods in South America at roughly 130 metres above sea level.

  • The Great Chilean Earthquake was followed by the Riñihuazo flooding. The settlements of Riñihue, Los Lagos, Antilhue, Pishuinco and Valdivia were affected in that order.

South and Mainland East Asia

Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh has been victim of numerous floods throughout the years.

The major ones being in 1954,1955, 1970, 1985,1988,1998, 2007 and to the present day there have been many other floods.

China

Fighting the 1954 Yangtze Flood, as depicted on a monument in Wuhan

  • The 1998 Yangtze River Floods left 14 million people homeless.

  • The 1954 Yangtze River Floods

  • The 1931 Huang He flood caused between 800,000 and 4,000,000 deaths in China, one of a series of disastrous floods on the Huang He.

India

The 2009 october floods effecting south indian states Andhra Pradesh,Karnataka,Maharashtra are the worst floods to effect south india in 100 years killing 250 people and displacing 5,00,000 people.

  • The 2008 Indian floods are currently affecting Bihar (Kosi floods), Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

  • In the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, many villages were isolated due to heavy November rains caused by low-pressure areas in the Bay of Bengal.

  • Flooding in Mumbai (India) in July 2005 left over 700 dead. Some areas went under 5 m of water.

Indonesia

  • Jakarta on January 2007 till now is having a 1.5 m flood. Whole city is affected. 80 people killed. [1]

Malaysia

  • The floods in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sumatra in December 2006 and January 2007 is considered to be the worst in 100 years, resulting in evacuation of over 100,000 people in the worst-hit state of Johor at its peak.

Korea

  • Korea saw one of its worst floods in May 2006.

Australia

  • The 2007 Hunter Floods that inundated large areas of the City of Maitland and the City of Newcastle, Australia in June 2007, claimed 11 lives and forced the evacuation of 4,000 people in Central Maitland.

On the left is a photo taken during the 1998 floods in Swifts Creek in Australia. On the right is the same location 8 years later

  • The Hunter Valley floods of 1955 in New South Wales (Australia) destroyed over 100 homes and caused 45,000 to be evacuated.

  • 1940 saw severe floods in Queensland, Australia.

Europe

  • Record rain across eastern Europe in August 2005 caused very severe flooding.

  • The North Sea Flood of 1953 caused over 2,000 deaths in the Dutch province of Zeeland and the United Kingdom and led to the construction of the Delta Works and the Thames Barrier.

  • The North Sea flood of 1962 killed 318 people and damaged parts of the Netherlands and Germany, but mainly Hamburg, Germany.

France

  • One of France’s worst floods of the 20th century occurred in 1910. The end of 1909 and early 1910 saw a period of heavy rain and snow fall over a period of 3 months. The level of the Seine began to rise rapidly from January 18 to 20th, rising to a maximum of 8.62 meters on the 28th. Some 4 billion cubic meters of river water, contaminated with river sediment and municipal sewage, flooded over 5 square kilometers of Paris. There were over 150,000 human causalities and over 20,000 buildings flooded.[5] The flood was the largest in a series of floods that had preceded it in the 19th century, and was determined to be a, “100 year return period event.” Paris has since implemented a system of 4 flood reservoirs which can contain a rise of several centimeters in the river’s level, but a repeat of the 1910 flood would not only overwhelm the system, the results would be more catastrophic in the 21st century because of the increase in population over the same area and the increase in automotive and underground municipal transportation systems that, unlike the carts and horse-drawn carriages that were pre-dominant in 1910, would be rendered completely inoperative in the case of a major flood.[6]

Italy

  • In 1966, the flood of the Arno River killed dozens of people and damaged or destroyed millions of masterpieces of art and rare books in Florence, Italy.

Spain

  • In 1982 the river Jucar (Valencia, Spain) broke Tous’s reservoir provoking an avalanche of 16.000 m3/s and more than 30 dead men. The flood was called “La pantanada”.

United Kingdom

  • In January 2005, flooding on the Rivers Eden, Kent, Derwent, Greta and Cocker as well as others in Cumbria, England, flooded about 2,000 properties and caused in excess of £250 million of damage. [2]

  • The Boscastle flood, 2004 on the 16 August in Cornwall (Great Britain) caused much damage to buildings in the Valency river valley. Further flooding took place in surrounding valleys, and in the town of Camelford.

  • The Lynmouth (UK) flood of 1952 killed only 34 people, however it was very destructive and destroyed over 80 buildings.

  • The June 2007 United Kingdom floods killed 6 people and devastated North, West and South Yorkshire with many road and rail closures, power cuts and evacuations with Sheffield the worst hit.

  • 2002 Glasgow floods

  • 2009 Cumbria and southwest Scotland floods

Other Parts

Japan

In July 1996 A Japan Flood Caused Central Honshū And Nearly 48 People Died

A Kyushu Typhoon Caused Sea-Level on 21 September 1996 to Rise and Nearly 66 People Died

Russia

After a Freezing March Snow Melted Quickly Causing a Flash Flood at The Volga Flooding Moscow

Middle East

Turkey had its Worst Flood on April 2008

Central Asia

Kazakhstan had its worst Flood on The Wettest May since 2001

The Mongolia Flood was on 22 July


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