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Kazakhstan: Cold Wave: 2012/12/26 Country Information on DRR

Period 2012/12/26
Country or District Kazakhstan
Event Type Cold Wave
Outline As a result of low temperatures and heavy snowfall there were power supply and hot-water supply cuts in various localities of the northern, eastern and central parts of Kazakhstan.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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