The Top 5 Deadliest Floods in History

  Location Date Estimated Number of Deaths
1 Huang He (yellow) River, China August, 1931 4,000,000
2 Northern River, China July, 1959 2,000,000
3 Huang He (yellow) River, China September-October 1887 900,000-6,000,000
4 Saint Felix, Holland November 1, 1530 400,000 (nationwide)
5 Kaifeng, China (deliberate) 1642 350,000
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Sources:  Various including The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

List Notes: Deaths listed here that are caused by the flooding include, but are not limited to: drowning, disease, ensuing famines and droughts.
Deadliest Floods in History

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