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International Recovery Platform

Bolivian Floods, 2002

Country Bolivia
Location City of La Paz

Brief Overview of the Disaster 
After a torrential rainstorm pummeled La Paz, Bolivia, on Tuesday (Feb. 19), killing 70 people and injuring 150 more. Hailstorms, heavy rains and flash floods tore through the region, destroying homes, washing away bridges and ripping up road surfaces and brick walls.

Displaced Not specified
Dead 76
Missing Not specified
Injured 146
Housing Destroyed/Damaged Not specified
Total Damage and Losses (in USD) 100 million
Note Total affected: 5146
Main Source
GLIDE No. FL-2002-000110-BOL