State of Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon

Since 12 December, a winter storm, Alexa, has struck the Middle East causing days of snow and heavy rain. The, reportedly, worst storm of the region in over sixty years, has resulted in flooding in the Gaza Strip that has forced the evacuation of over 5000 people.

Many homes in Gaza were ill-equipped to cope with the almost unprecedented weather, which brought floodwaters to two metres high in some areas. The northern part of the Gaza Strip has been declared a Disaster area, where thousands of evacuees' have been moved to schools and Emergency shelters and thousands of homes have been inundated or left without power.

 

Available historical data

Provider Area Date Type and Link

USGS - Hazard data Distribution Center (select "201312_Floods_Gaza" as event; login is needed for downloading)

Gaza 01.2013 - 12.2013 Satellite data (Landsat, Worldview)
USAID - GIST portal (login needed - it is free) Gaza strip 2004-2009 shapefiles (airports, buildings, landcover, roads, railroads, wells and more)
USAID - GIST portal (login needed - it is free) Israel 2004-2007 shapefiles (airports, elevation, transportation, roads, railroads and more)
USAID - GIST portal (login needed - it is free) West Bank 2004-2009 shapefiles (airports, settlements, land cover, roads, railroags and more)
USAID - GIST portal (login needed - it is free) Lebanon 2004-2006 shapefiles (airports, electric network, flood risk areas, industries, roads and more)
USAID - GIST portal (login needed - it is free) Jordan 2004 shapefiles (airports, railroads, roads, land cover and more)

Available post-disaster data

Provider Area Date Type and Link
USGS - Hazard Data Distribution Center (select "201312_Floods_Gaza" as event; login is needed for downloading) Gaza 01.2013 - 12.2013 Satellite data (Landsat, Worldview)
International Charter on Space and Major Disasters     all maps (International Charter on Space and Major Disasters)
International Charter on Space and Major Disasters Gaza City to Bayt Lahiya Area 19.12.2013 Analysis with Pleiades data
International Charter on Space and Major Disasters Gaza - Jibaliya Area 19.12.2013 Flooded areas (based on Pleiades data)
International Charter on Space and Major Disasters Dayr-Al-Balah area, Gaza 19.12.2013 Flooded areas (based on Pleiades data)
International Charter on Space and Major Disasters Dayr-Al-Balah to Jarara area, Gaza 19.12.2013 Flooded areas (based on Pleiades data)
UNOSAT     all maps (UNOSAT)
UNOSAT West Bank And Jordan 15-16.12.2013 Snow Cover Extent (based on MODIS)
NASA 30E40N near real time MODIS flood map (experimental science product)

Further Information

OCHA situation report (16.12.2013)

More information on how to activate emergency mechnisms is available under Space Application.

Emergency assistance can also be requested from esri.

More information on data sources is available under Links and Ressources.

related GLIDE numbers: CW-2013-000153-PSE, CW-2013-000153-ISR, CW-2013-000153-JOR, CW-2013-000153-LBN

 

Disaster Information
Region: 
State of Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon
Occurance Date: 
17/12/2013
latitude: 
31.3547
longitude: 
34.3088