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Flood in Argentina

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Argentina
Date of Charter Activation:
12 August 2015
Time of Charter Activation:
13:30:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC-03:00
Charter Requestor:
SIFEM DNPC
Project Management:
CONAE

Description of the event

The Pampas Region of Argentina is experiencing floods after days of torrential rain. Three people died and the Buenos Aires Province is particularly affected by the flooding, where over 11 thousand people have been evacuated.

It is estimated that 350 millimetres of rain fell in some areas, and the water levels of the Arrecifes, Areco, Lujan Rivers rose to breaking point, spilling out into the streets of nearby cities, including Areco, Reconquista, Lujan, Arroyo and Pergamino. The water levels in the Arrecifes River rose to nine metres, almost twice its usual level.

Relief and shelter is being provided to the evacuees as they wait for the flood waters to subside. The rain is expected to continue, but at lower levels than that experienced over the past days.

Flood waters over Junin in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Source: TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X
Acquired: 09:23 UTC - 17/08/2015

Copyright: TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X © DLR e. V. 2015, Distribution Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by MSc, ALi © CONAE 2015

Flood waters over Chacabuco in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Source: TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X
Acquired: 22:48 UTC - 16/08/2015

Copyright: TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X © DLR e. V. 2015, Distribution Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by MSc, ALi © CONAE 2015

Flood waters in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Source: RISAT-1 - SAR
Acquired: 16/08/2015

Copyright: RISAT-1 data and products © NRSC (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by MSc, ALi © CONAE 2015

Flood waters over Junin in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 09:22 UTC - 16/08/2015

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2015) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by MSc, ALi © CONAE 2015

Flood waters over Junin in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Source: ALOS-2 - PALSAR
Acquired: 16:56 UTC - 16/08/2015

Copyright: JAXA
Map produced by MSc, ALi © CONAE 2015

Flood waters in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Source: RISAT-1 - SAR
Acquired: 15/08/2015

Copyright: RISAT-1 data and products © NRSC (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by MSc, ALi © CONAE 2015

Flood waters over Junin and Chacabuco in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Source: ALOS-2 - PALSAR-2
Acquired: 15:05 UTC - 15/08/2015

Copyright: JAXA
Map produced by MSc, ALi © CONAE 2015

Flood waters over Lujan in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 22:36 UTC - 14/08/2015

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2015) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by MSc, ALi © CONAE 2015