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TC-1998-000007-KOR Tropical Cyclone Korea Republic The storm Yanni (T9809) killed 55, injured 3, left 2,376 homeless and caused US$ 25,900,000 damage in Republic of Korea. 
TC-1998-000006-JPN Tropical Cyclone Japan The typhoon Zeb (Iliang/T9810) killed 12 and injured 43 in Japan. 
TC-1998-000006-PHL Tropical Cyclone Philippines The typhoon Zeb (Iliang/T9810) killed 143, affected 100,000 and caused US$1,150,000 damage in Philippines. 
FL-1998-000005-USA Flood United States During the week of January 5-9, 1998, the eastern U.S. and eastern Canada were severely effected by a storm system with a very deep southerly flow and abundant moisture. This resulted in flooding rains from the lower Mississippi valley through the southeast and into the northeast, several tornadoes, and a severe ice storm in parts of the northeast/New England and into Canada. The death toll for the event: Flood-related: Tennessee--7 North Carolina--2 South Carolina--1 Kentucky--1 Alabama--1 Ice storm-related: New York--9 Maine--5 New Hampshire--2 The heaviest rains and most severe flooding occurred in the mountains of North Carolina and northeast Tennessee, where up to 16 inches fell in a 2-day period. See below for some of the rainfall totals. Surveys indicate over 500 homes destroyed or with severe damage in North Carolina, and over 200 homes severely damaged or destroyed in Tennessee. Damages exceeded $15 million for western North Carolina and $20 million for eastern Tennessee. Tornado touchdowns produced some damage in Dublin, Georgia and Easley, South Carolina. Flooding also was a problem in parts of the lower Mississippi valley and upstate New York. The severe ice storm mainly affected upstate New York, northern New Hampshire and Vermont, much of Maine, and southeast Canada. Some locations received over 3 inches of rain (as freezing rain), with radial ice thickness of one inch or more. Canada reported over 3 million utility customers without power immediately after the storm, while the northeast through New England reported over 500,000 customers without power. 80% of Maine's population lost electrical service. Overall damages approached $3 billion for Canada and were at least $1.4 billion for the U.S.  
ST-1998-000005-USA SEVERE LOCAL STORM United States "During the week of January 5-9, 1998, the eastern U.S. and eastern Canada were severely effected by a storm system with a very deep southerly flow and abundant moisture. This resulted in flooding rains from the lower Mississippi valley through the southeast and into the northeast, several tornadoes, and a severe ice storm in parts of the northeast/New England and into Canada. The death toll for the event: Flood-related: Tennessee--7 North Carolina--2 South Carolina--1 Kentucky--1 Alabama--1 Ice storm-related: New York--9 Maine--5 New Hampshire--2 The heaviest rains and most severe flooding occurred in the mountains of North Carolina and northeast Tennessee, where up to 16 inches fell in a 2-day period. See below for some of the rainfall totals. Surveys indicate over 500 homes destroyed or with severe damage in North Carolina, and over 200 homes severely damaged or destroyed in Tennessee. Damages exceeded $15 million for western North Carolina and $20 million for eastern Tennessee. Tornado touchdowns produced some damage in Dublin, Georgia and Easley, South Carolina. Flooding also was a problem in parts of the lower Mississippi valley and upstate New York. The severe ice storm mainly affected upstate New York, northern New Hampshire and Vermont, much of Maine, and southeast Canada. Some locations received over 3 inches of rain (as freezing rain), with radial ice thickness of one inch or more. Canada reported over 3 million utility customers without power immediately after the storm, while the northeast through New England reported over 500,000 customers without power. 80% of Maine's population lost electrical service. Overall damages approached $3 billion for Canada and were at least $1.4 billion for the U.S. 
DR-1998-000004-USA Drought United States Severe drought and heat wave from Texas/Oklahoma eastward to the Carolinas; $6.0-$9.0 billion (6.6-9.9) damage/costs to agriculture and ranching; at least 200 deaths. 
HT-1998-000004-USA Heat Wave United States Severe drought and heat wave from Texas/Oklahoma eastward to the Carolinas; $6.0-$9.0 billion (6.6-9.9) damage/costs to agriculture and ranching; at least 200 deaths.  
TC-1998-000003-USA Tropical Cyclone United States Hurricane Bonnie made landfall as a category 3 hurricane striking eastern North Carolina and Virginia with extensive agricultural damage due to winds and flooding, with 10-inch rains in 2 days in some locations. NOAA reports $720 million in damges. Three people died as a consequence of Bonnie. A 12-year old girl was killed when a large tree fell on her home in Currituck County, NC. Another person was caught in rip currents and drowned in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The third person died in Cape Cod in a rowboat accident when choppy seas overturned the boat. The last one may have been indirectly related to Bonnie.  
TC-1998-000001-USA Tropical Cyclone United States Hurricane Georges made landfall as a category 2 hurricane striking Puerto Rico, Florida Keys, and Gulf coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida panhandle, 15-30 inch 2-day rain totals in parts of AL/FL . NOAA reports $1.155 billion in damages and one direct death in Alabama. 
CW-1997-000540-CHN Cold Wave China, People's Republic According to reports submitted by the Bureau of Civil Affairs of the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), more than 40 snowstorms, some very heavy, have hit Naqu, Ali, Shigatse, Lhasa and Shannan prefectures as well as Changdu city since last September. Much of the area is covered with 40 centimetres of snow. The snowstorms came earlier than usual and were more intensive and severe, affecting a large area. The post-storm temperature drop was dramatic, 10 degrees lower than normal, and persistent. Over 40 counties in the TAR were hit by the snowstorms. Among them, Anduo, Nierong, Nima, Puquan and Nylam were worst affected. 
FL-1997-000539-USA Flood United States Snowmelt from the end of the year and torrential rains caused substantial flooding to several states on the West Coast.  
FR-1997-000538-BRN Fire Brunei Darussalam 64 houses (single houses & terrace). 46(apartment, comercials and gov ofc).loss $5,452.120.00 
AC-1997-000537-KHM Tech. Disaster Cambodia One Vietnam Airline VN-815 crashed in the rice field outside Phnom Penh International Airport killing 65 passengers and crew. 
FL-1997-000536-MMR Flood Myanmar All villages in 5 townships,number of affected households were18804,number of affected families were 18855 and number of affected population were 109840. 
FL-1997-000535-MMR Flood Myanmar Worst flood at least 50 people were killed and several damaged to rural houses in all villages in 6 Townships,Bago Division. 
FL-1997-000534-MMR Flood Myanmar Destroyed houses in N0.10,Myopaw Ward,Myikyina and killed 4 people on 9 July 1997.Properties worth 3,000 USD was lost to the flood. 
FL-1997-000533-MMR Flood Myanmar Paungpyin flood that destroyed houses in 5 villages in Sagaing Division on 11 July 1997. 
FL-1997-000532-MMR Flood Myanmar Second major flood of Homalin in 1997 monsoon period, causing several damage to rural houses, villages roads and acres of crops in 63 villages. 
FL-1997-000531-MMR Flood Myanmar One of the major flood in 1997,5 villages in 2 wards,9916 households,9950 families, 59594 people were affected and the total iosses were 9,000USD. 
FL-1997-000530-PER Flood Peru  
FL-1997-000526-ECU Flood Ecuador  
FL-1997-000522-MDA Flood Moldova  
VO-1997-000339-MEX Volcano Mexico  
FL-1997-000337-IND Flood India  
EQ-1997-000326-CHN Earthquake China, People's Republic  
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