Flood

Floods in Balkans

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Image captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite on 18 May 2014

In mid-May 2014, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia experienced the worst flood in over 120 years. The extreme floods had been caused by heavy rainfall during three days, from 14 to 16 May 2014. In Bosnia, one third of the country was flooded affecting over one million people. According to BBC, officials stated that more than a quarter of the population has no access to clean water. In Serbia, tens of thousands of people had to be evacuated from their homes. Losses are being estimated to amount to a billion Euros.

Disaster Type: 

Short title: 

Satellite products for massive floods in Balkans

Name: 

Floods in Balkans

GLIDEnumber: 

FF-2014-000059-BIH

Region: 

Balkans

Occurance Date: 

14/05/2014
activated

latitude: 

44

longitude: 

21

State of Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon

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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.

Disaster Type: 

GLIDEnumber: 

CW-2013-000153-ISR, CW-2013-000153-JOR, CW-2013-000153-LBN, CW-2013-000153-PSE

Region: 

State of Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon

Occurance Date: 

17/12/2013
activated

latitude: 

31

longitude: 

34

Floods in Iraq

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Archived satellite image of a flood in Iraq in 2004.

On 29 November 2013, the Iraqi government requested UN-SPIDER to provide satellite images to monitor and manage floods in Baghdad city. UN-SPIDER arranged to provide high resolution satellite images from China National Space Administration (CNSA).

Disaster Type: 

Country/Region: 

Name: 

Floods

Region: 

Baghdad, Iraq

Occurance Date: 

29/11/2013
activated

latitude: 

33

longitude: 

44

Floods in India

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Ganges and Yamuna river seen from space by MODIS/Aqua on 21 June 2013

In June 2013, North India experienced heavy rainfall that triggered devastating floods and landslides in the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. The early monsoon rains causing the floods are believed to be the heaviest in 80 years. As of 24 June 2013, more than 600 people are confirmed dead while 80,000 have been rescued.

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

Short title: 

Satellite Imagery & Maps: Floods in Northern India

Name: 

Floods in India

Region: 

Northern India

Occurance Date: 

20/06/2013
activated

latitude: 

29

longitude: 

79

Floods in Europe

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In early June 2013, widespread flooding in central Europe has inundated swathes of Austria, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, killing at least 15 people.

Pre-Flood Soil Moisture:

ESA's SMOS satellite captured the extremely high soil moisture levels monitored previous to the floods on 31 May and 2 June 2013.

Disaster Type: 

Short title: 

Link compilation: Satellite images for Floods in Europe

Name: 

Floods in Central Europe

GLIDEnumber: 

FL-2013-000068-DEU

Region: 

Central Europe

Occurance Date: 

02/06/2013
activated

latitude: 

49

longitude: 

13

Floods in Israel, Palestine and Jordan

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On 10 January 2013 the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" was activated for floods in the Middle East to provide satellite imagery and derived maps. UN-SPIDER/UNOOSA requested the activation on behalf of UNOCHA, Pt Jerusalem Office. The National Space Organization (NSPO) already provided a Formosat2 image taken on 12 January 2013 over Palestine. The Imagery was processed by the FCU (Feng Chia University) GIS team.

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

Floods

Region: 

Middle East

Occurance Date: 

10/01/2013
activated

latitude: 

32

longitude: 

35

Floods in Fiji

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Intense and continuous rains brought on by tropical depression TD17F caused flooding in large parts of Fiji.In some places more than 300 mm of rain fell in less than 24 hours since the early hours of 30 March and subsequent flash flooding caught many by surprise. So far three deaths have been reported.

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

Floods in Fiji

Region: 

Fiji, South Pacific

Occurance Date: 

31/03/2012
activated

latitude: 

-18

longitude: 

178

Floods in Namibia

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Namibia's President Pohamba declares floods emergency

Namibia's President Hifikepunye Pohamba has declared a state of emergency following serious flooding in the north of the southern African country.

More than 20 people are reported to have drowned and some 10,000 displaced, many from the town of Oshakati.

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

GLIDEnumber: 

n/a

Region: 

Cuvelai Delta, Namibia

Occurance Date: 

28/03/2011
activated

latitude: 

-18

longitude: 

16

Flood in Australia

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Massive flooding that has swept through Queensland, Australia, and claimed at least one life will likely force the evacuation of at least 1,000 people

Source: GLIDEnumber,

More news: BBC

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

Flood in Australia

GLIDEnumber: 

FL-2010-000259-AUS

Region: 

Australia

Occurance Date: 

28/12/2010

latitude: 

-21

longitude: 

143

Flood in Vietnam

English

Floods in South-Central Vietnam have cost the lives of 29 people and more than 39,212 flooded or damaged houses. As of this morning, a low pressure zone in the East Sea has strengthened into a tropical depression causing strong winds and medium to heavy rain in provinces from Thua Thien - Hue to Binh Dinh in the next 24h.

Source: GLIDEnumber

Country/Region: 

Disaster Type: 

Name: 

Flood in Vietnam

GLIDEnumber: 

FL-2010-000241-VNM

Region: 

Vietnam

Occurance Date: 

17/11/2010

latitude: 

16

longitude: 

108

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