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Landslide in Uganda

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Localidation de l'évènement:Uganda
Date de l'activation Charte:2018-10-12
Time of Charter Activation:17:48
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+02:00
Demandeur:UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of UNDP
Activation ID:589
Chef de projet:United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR / UNOSAT)

A landslide occured in Eastern Uganda after heavy rains, which has killed at least 41 people. The death toll could increase as rescue teams are still searching the Mount Elgon and eastern Bududa district area for the many people still missing.

Rivers on high ground burst their banks, sending water, mud and rock cascading below and sweeping homes away. The landslide also brought large boulders and trees down onto roads blocking routes for relief workers.

The densely populated agicultural Elgon area, contains rich volcanous soils, but combined with steep rocky slopes it increases the likelihood of landslides with minimal rainfall.

Local weather forecasts predict further rain in the coming days, keeping the area on high alert.

 

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Preliminary Landslides/Mudflows Analysis in Mbale District, Uganda

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Source: Pleiades
Acquis: 13/10/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Report Produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Mudflow situation map, West Kufu, Uganda

Source: Pleiades
Acquis: Pre-disaster: 05/10/2018
Post-disaster: 13/10/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Mudflow situation map, East Kufu, Uganda

Source: Pleiades
Acquis: Pre-disaster: 05/10/2018
Post-disaster: 13/10/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Mudflow situation map, East Kufu, Uganda

Source: Pleiades
Acquis: Pre-disaster: 05/10/2018
Post-disaster: 13/10/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Mudflow situation map, West Kufu, Uganda

Source: Pleiades
Acquis: Pre-disaster: 05/10/2018
Post-disaster: 13/10/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Copernicus EMS

Landslides/Mudflow Assessment in Mbale District, Eastern Region, Uganda

Source: Pleiades
Acquis: 13/10/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018), Distribution: Airbus DS
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

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