Floods in Pakistan

On 4 January 2010, a massive landslide triggered nearly 1.5 KM wide blockage (referred to as the ‘Dam’) across Hunza River and Karakoram Highway (KKH) at Ataabad, 15 KMs east of Karimabad ( Hunza-Nagar district). Loss of life in Attabad was prevented through timely evacuations. However, humanitarian consequences of the Disaster are:-
· 20 died in an adjoining village of Sarat and 7 were injured;
· 56 houses were destroyed in Ataabad and Surat and 60 were damaged;
· 252 families are living in IDP camps in Karimabad, Hunza (142 families) and in Shishket (110 families), upper Hunza.
Blockage of the Hunza River has created a Lake that extends nearly 15 kilometers into Gojal Tehsil of upper Hunza. The Lake has inundated a stretch of KKH including a bridge at Shishket. Village Ainabad and parts of village Shishkat are inundated and Gulmit is vulnerable. 110 families have been displaced and valuable agricultural land and fruit orchards are lost. 30,000 population in upper Hunza, as a consequence, is isolated from market access and essential social services.
The Lake water is expected to overtop / outflow through the 30 meters deep spillway (under construction) between 10 May and 10 June 2010.

Source: OCHA Pakistan

 

Available Space-based Information for: Floods in Pakistan (May 10 - ongoing) 

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Status Update: 04/06/2010

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Contacts:

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER:
Focal Point: Mr. Shirish Ravan
Email: un-spider@unoosa.org

Contact Points in Pakistan

Christian Cricboom
Information Management Officer
United Nations Office for the Coordination of the Humanitarian Aid (UNOCHA)
UN House #12, Street #17, F-7/2, Islamabad, PAKISTAN
tel: +92-51-835-5624
cell: +92-302-851-3207
Email: cricboom@un.org

 

Coordinates of affected areas (AOI)

Geographical Coordinates for Charter activation request

Upper Right :
Lat:    36°28'54.73"N
Long: 74°55'14.06"E

Lower Left :
Lat: 35°21'55.28"N
Long: 74° 4'56.19"E

 

International Charter Space and Major Disasters

International Charter:
Activation requested on 12/05/2010
Activation Request accepted: 12/5/2010
Link: http://www.disasterscharter.org

Project Manager:
François Boubila
SERCO c/o ESA
EO Science and Applications Department D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei, Casella Postale 64
00044 Frascati (RM) ITALY
Tél: +39 06941 80615
 

SAFER

Activated in March 2010
Contact: SAFER Focal Point
email: safer-focalpoint@infoterra.fr
Project Report: www.emergencyresponse.eu/site/docs_wsw/RUB_30/20100512_ProjectReport_HunzaDam_I1.pdf
KMZ file attached below

 

Reference Map

attached below

Space-based resources:

  

Satellite TaskingNo

Satellite                

Sensor

Date

Area
Center Lat/Long

 

Type

Status

Remarks

1

SPOT-4  

15/5/2010

16/5/2010

    Scheduled

CNES

2

SPOT-5   17/5/2010     Scheduled  CNES

3

RADARSAT   15/5/2010     Acquired

CSA 

4

ENVISAT-ASAR    19/5/2010     Scheduled ESA 

5

Quickbird   16/5/2010
19/5/2010
    Scheduled  

6

WorldView-01   17/5/2010
18/5/2010
    Scheduled  
7 WorldView-02   14/5/2010
15/5/2010
17/5/2010
    Scheduled  
      21/2/2010   Archive Acquired Browse Image
8 ASTER   ongoing monitoring        

Other Space based Information:

NASA Earth Observatory
Linkhttp://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/43000/43921/hunza_ast_2010122_lrg.jpg

Situation Reports:

Check the attached word document

 

Other Links:

Hunza Landslide Relief Support.  A site created by the Google Map Maker community (local mappers in Pakistan)
Link: www.local.com.pk/hunza

 

 

Disaster Information
Nombre: 
Floods in Pakistan
Región: 
Pakistan/ Hunza River
Fecha de ocurrencia: 
11/05/2010
latitud: 
36.3828
longitud: 
74.86

Comments

Landslide relief support

We are working along with Google Map Maker to support the relief efforts on grounds through our support page which includes the almost daily updated maps from Google Map Maker. Also we update the latest news, pictures, videos taken by various news agencies. The data can be used to determine the new temporary routes in the area, relief camps, medical camps and high vulnerable places marked for any hazard due after lake bursts. More information on discussion regarding this topic can be found at http://groups.google.com/group/google-mapmaker/browse_thread/thread/1eff...

Web: www.local.com.pk/hunza

Email: hunza@local.com.pk