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Flood in Argentina

Monday, 28 December 2015

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Argentina
Date of Charter Activation:
28 December 2015
Time of Charter Activation:
15:00:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+01:00
Charter Requestor:
Direccion Nacional de Proteccion Sivil
Project Management:
CONAE

Description of the event

25,000 people have been evacuated in Argentina after the worst flooding in fifty years struck South America.

The cause of the flooding was the El Nino weather phenomenon, which brought heavy rain to the area and rose the water levels of the Paraguay, Uruguay and Paranà River's.

The area affected by the flooding is widespread and impacts the region between Argentina, Paraguay Uruguay and Brazil.

In Argentina, two people have been reported killed in the flooding, and it is unclear when those affects may be able to return to their homes. Estimates suggest it may take months for some, as the flood waters have almost entirely submerged some houses and the water has been contaminated by sewer lines.

Among the cities worst affected in Argentina are Concordia, Goya and Paranà, but many others are also affected.

Flooding along the Paraguay River at Formosa in Argentina

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 16/01/2016

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2016
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding at Clorinda in Argentina and Asunción in Paraguay

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 16/01/2016

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2016
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding at Paranà City, Argentina

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 15/01/2016

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2016
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding at Asunción del Paraguay, in Paraguay

Source: EO-1 - ALI
Acquired: 17/01/2016

Copyright: NASA 2016
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding at Formosa City in Argentina

Source: ALOS-2
Acquired: Pre-crisis: 16/12/2014
Post-crisis: 12/01/2016

Copyright: ALOS © JAXA (2016) All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding along the Paraná River at Santa Fe and Paraná in Argentina

Source: WorldView-2 and 3 / Landsat 8
Acquired: WorldView-2 and 3: 02/02/2016
Landsat 8: 04/12/2015

Copyright: WorldView-2 and 3 © DigitalGlobe 2016
Landsat 8 data and products © USGS (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding at Concordia in Argentina

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 02/01/2016

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES 2016 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding in Argentina

Source: Terra - ASTER / Landsat 8 - OLI
Acquired: Terra ASTER: 01/01/2016
Landsat 8: 17/10/2015

Copyright: Terra ASTER © NASA/JAXA
Landsat 8 data and products © USGS (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding along the Paraguay River in Argentina

Source: WorldView-2 / Landsat 8
Acquired: WorldView-2: 09/01/2016
Landsat 8: 08/09/2015

Copyright: WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe 2016
Landsat 8 data and products © USGS (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding along the Paraguay River in Argentina

Source: RISAT-1 / ResourceSat-2
Acquired: RISAT-1: 01/01/2016
ResourceSat-2: 08/01/2016

Copyright: RISAT-1 data and products © ISRO (2016) - All rights reserved
ResourceSat-2 data and products © ISRO (2016) - All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding at Asuncion and Clorinda in Argentina

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 08/01/2016

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES 2016 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding at Paranà, Santa Fe and Colastine Norte, Argentina

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 31/12/2015

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 CONAE

Flooding at La Paz, Santa Elena and Villa Hernandarias, Argentina

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 31/12/2015

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 CONAE

Flooding along the Paranà River at Goya in Argentina

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 31/12/2015

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 CONAE

Flooding along the Uruguay River at Concordia in Argentina and Salto in Uruguay

Source: ALOS-2 PALSAR
Acquired: 28/05/2015 and 08/01/2016

Copyright: JAXA
Map produced by CONAE

Before and after comparison of flooding at Santa Fe in Argentina

Source: Landsat 8 OLI
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 30/08/2015
During flooding: 04/12/2015

Copyright: Landsat 8 data and products © USGS (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding at Alberdi and Formosa, Argentina

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 07/01/2016

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES 2016 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding at Concordia in Argentina

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 02/01/2016

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2016
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding at the city of Santa Fe in Argentina

Source: Pleiades / Landsat 8
Acquired: Pleiades: 01/01/2016
Landsat 8: 31/08/2015

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES 2016 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Landsat 8 data and products © USGS (2015) - All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding at Concepción del Uruguay, in Argentina

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 01/01/2016

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding along the Uruguay River at Concordia, in Argentina

Source: RISAT-1
Acquired: 31/12/2015

Copyright: NRSC 2015
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding along the Parana River at La Paz, in Argentina

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 31/12/2015

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2015, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo Gmbh
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding along the Uruguay River at Colon, in Argentina

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 31/12/2015

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2015, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo Gmbh
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding along the Uruguay River at Concordia, in Argentina

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 31/12/2015

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2015, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo Gmbh
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding on the Parana River in Argentina

Source: ResourceSat-2 / Aqua - MODIS
Acquired: ResourceSat-2: 30/12/2015
Aqua/MODIS: 01/01/2016

Copyright: ResourceSat-2 © NRSC 2015
Aqua/MODIS © 2015 NASA
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding on the Parana River in Argentina

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 31/12/2015

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2015, Distribution Airbus DS Geo Gmbh
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding at Parana City in Argentina

Source: Landsat-8 / RapidEye
Acquired: Landsat-8: 31/08/2015
RapidEye: 30/12/2015

Copyright: Landsat-8 © USGS
RapidEye © BlackBridge AG 2015 - All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding at Colastiné Norte in Santa Fe Province, Argentina

Source: Landsat-8 / RapidEye
Acquired: Landsat-8: 31/08/2015
RapidEye: 30/12/2015

Copyright: Landsat-8 © USGS
RapidEye © BlackBridge AG 2015 - All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding along the Uruguay River in Argentina

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 29/12/2015

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 CONAE