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Flood in Bangladesh

Monday, 07 September 2015

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Bangladesh
Date of Charter Activation:
7 September 2015
Time of Charter Activation:
09:13:20
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
Asia Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) on behalf of Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO)
Project Management:
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Description of the event

Heavy rain has caused floods in the north and central regions of Bangladesh, affecting more than twenty of the country's districts.

No injuries or casualties have been reported, but the flooding has caused widespread disruption affecting thousands of people and hundreds of villages in the region. Roads have been flooded, making them inaccessible. Many people in the region have been left isolated by the floods, and relief efforts are underway to help those affected.

It has been reported that 14 major rivers were brought to dangerously high water levels.

The capital city of Dhaka has been impacted by the floods, leaving many homes in the lower-lying areas of the city inundated. There are concerns that these lingering flood waters may lead to outbreaks of disease.

Flood detected areas over Melandaha Upazilla, in the lower part of Bangladesh

Source: RADARSAT-2 / SPOT-6
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 07/08/2015 and 13/09/2015
SPOT-6: 24/03/2013

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.
SPOT-6 © CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology

Flood detected areas over Melandaha Upazilla, in the upper part of Bangladesh

Source: RADARSAT-2 / SPOT-6
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 07/08/2015 and 13/09/2015
SPOT-6: 24/03/2013

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.
SPOT-6 © CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology

Flood detected areas over Islampur Upazilla of Bangladesh

Source: RADARSAT-2 / SPOT-6
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 07/08/2015 and 13/09/2015
SPOT-6: 24/03/2013

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.
SPOT-6 © CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology

Flood detected areas over Gaibandha, Jamalpur Sirajganj and Bogra Districts of Bangladesh

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 07/08/2015
Post-disaster: 13/09/2015

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 Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology

Flood areas in northern and central Bangladesh

Source: RADARSAT-2 / ALOS-2 PALSAR-2
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 07/08/2015
ALOS-2: 07/09/2015

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.
ALOS © JAXA
Map produced by Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology