After floods isolated schools and villages in southeastern Kenya in early May 2012, affected more than 3,000 families in the region around Malindi, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an image of the area affected on May 10, 2012. It was consequently compared to imagery of the same region on May 9, 2009.
Since March 1st 2010, the long rains have been pounding most parts of Kenya resulting in flood situations in parts of the Kenya. The floods have claimed 56 lives country wide; over 9,135 house holds have since been displaced and over 90,000 persons affected.
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