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Flooding in Libya

Severe flooding is affecting the coastal city of Zliten, in Libya, as well as the town of Bir Al Ghanem.

The flooding is the result of rising ground water levels in this area. The phenomenon has been ongoing for several years, but increased in the last few weeks, with water levels reaching as high as 1.5 m in some locations.

Low-lying houses have been flooded and around 70-80 families have been evacuated.
The government has declared a state of emergency to respond to the crisis, and international experts have been called on to investigate the cause.

 

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Type of Event:Flood
Location of Event:Libya
Date of Charter Activation:2024-02-06
Time of Charter Activation:21:39
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+01:00
Charter Requestor:UNITAR on behalf of UNOCHA
Activation ID:860
Project Management:Samir Belabbes (UNITAR)

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Satellite detected water in the Rumaya Neighborhood, City of Zliten, Libya

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DigitalGlobe and the DigitalGlobe logos are trademarks of DigitalGlobe, Inc. The use and/or dissemination of this data and/or of any product in any way derived there from are restricted. Unauthorized use and/or dissemination is prohibited.
Includes Pleiades Neo material © Airbus DS (2024)
Jilin-1 © Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd (2024)
Map produced by UNOSAT.

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Acquired: WorldView-3: 08/02/2024
Pleiades Neo: 09/02/2024
Jilin-1: 08/02/2024

Source: WorldView-3, Pleiades Neo and Jilin-1

Category: Grading Map

Preliminary Satellite-Derived Flood Impact Assessment in the City of Zliten, Libya
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DigitalGlobe and the DigitalGlobe logos are trademarks of DigitalGlobe, Inc. The use and/or dissemination of this data and/or of any product in any way derived there from are restricted. Unauthorized use and/or dissemination is prohibited.
Jilin-1 © Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd (2024).
Report produced by UNOSAT/UNITAR.

Information about the Product

Acquired: Jilin-1: 27/01/2024
WorldView-3: 08/02/2024

Source: WorldView-3 and Jilin-1

Category: Delineation Map

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