Overall Green alert Flood
in Russia

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1102552
Glide number: FL-2024-000044-RUS
Death: 0
Displaced: 8292
Countries: Russia
From - To 28 Mar - 18 Apr

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Russia, Kazakhstan - Floods, update (ECHO 08 Apr 2024)Mon, 08 Apr 2024 10:31

  • Severe floods and flash floods, mainly due to rapid snow melting caused by warm temperature but also due to heavy rainfall, have been affecting south-western Russia, in particular the Orenburg Region, and the neighbouring north-western Kazakhstan since 3 April, resulting in casualties and widespread damage. The flooding has also worsened after two local dams broke on 5 April in the area of Ors City (south-eastern Orenburg Region).
  • In Russia, media and international organisations report, as of 8 April, three fatalities, approximately 4,500 displaced people and around 6,500 flooded houses across 15 towns and cities in the Orenburg Region, whereas Orsk, Krasnokholm and Sorochinsk Cities are the worst affected.
  • In Kazakhstan, the IFRC reports two fatalities and nearly 75,000 displaced people, of which an uncertain number in some temporary accommodation centres.
  • States of emergency declared in 10 oblasts: Aktobe, Kostanay, Karaganda, Akmola, Atyrau, Pavlodar, West Kazakhstan, North Kazakhstan, Abay, and Ulytau. The worst affected is the Atyrau Region.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more rainfall is still forecast over most of the Orenburg Region.
Flood in Russia - EC/ECHO daily mapTue, 09 Apr 2024 19:50

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
Russia, Kazakhstan - Floods, update (ECHO 10 Apr 2024)Wed, 10 Apr 2024 10:20

  • Severe flooding, mainly due to rapid snow melting caused by warm temperature, continues to affect south-western Russia and the neighbouring north-western Kazakhstan since early April, resulting in casualties and widespread damage. The flooding also worsened after a dam broke on 5 April in the area of Orsk City (south-eastern Orenburg region) and by river embankement failures, particularly of the Volga, Ural, Tobol and Ishim rivers.
  • In Russia, local authorities and media report, as of 10 April, three fatalities and around 7,000 flooded houses across the Orenburg region, where the worst affected is the Orsk city. Nearly 1,500 evacuated people in 15 temporary shelters were also reported across the mentioned affected area. In addition, the Omsk region was severely affected.
  • In Kazakhstan, national authorities and IFRC report two fatalities, approximately 86,000 affected people and around 3,400 flooded houses across several regions. The most affected area is the Atyrau region.
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.
Russia, Kazakhstan - Floods, update (ECHO 15 Apr 2024)Mon, 15 Apr 2024 10:25

  • 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 severe damage.
  • In Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reports, as of 15 April, nearly 111,200 evacuated people (of which over 6,800 in a number of evacuation centres), approximately 5,500 flooded houses, around 180 flooded roads and nine collapsed bridges across Akmola, Aktobe, Kostanay, Atyrau and North Kazakhstan Regions.
  • In Russia, media report, as of the same date, over 7,100 still evacuated people and more than 14,000 flooded houses mainly across the Orenburg and the Kurgan Regions. The flooding has also worsened after a local dams broke on 5 April in the area of Orsk City (south-eastern Orenburg Region).
  • Over the next 24 hours, no more rainfall is forecast over the affected Regions, while moderate rainfall is forecast starting on 16 April.
Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia, April 2024On 16 April 2024 officials in Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia, reported evacuations due to rising levels in the Chulym River in the Bolsheuluisky district.Tue 16 Apr 2024FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Kyrgyzstan Sends Humanitarian Aid To Russia2024-04-20T13:24+0200.

- Trend News Agency) BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, April 20 . Kyrgyzstan hassent humanitarian aid to the flood-affected Orenburg region ofRussia, Trend reports. The dispatch of 350 tons of humanitarian aid, as instructed byPresident Sadyr Zhaparov,
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),