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Kazakhstan: GLOF: 2015/07/23 Country Information on DRR

Period 2015/07/23
Country or District Kazakhstan
Event Type GLOF
Outline High temperatures intensified snowmelt over the past few days, causing the overflow of a glacial lake on 23 July 2015 and the consequent flooding of the Kargalinka river in Almaty Region, south-eastern Kazakhstan. In total, nearly 900 people had to evacuate their home.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Tengrinews 2015/07/30
Auezov, Nauryzbai and Alatau districts of the city were among worst-hit areas. 1036 people including 51 children were immediately evacuated to a building of a secondary school as well as administration of Nauryzbai district.

ECHO 2015/07/24
In total, nearly 900 people had to evacuate their homes, while five injuries have been reported and a State of Emergency has been declared in the city of Almaty.


NASA 2015/07/28
Kazakhstan: Glacier Lake Outburst Flood near Almaty (28 July 2015)