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Flood in Brazil

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Brazil
Date of Charter Activation:
11 June 2015
Time of Charter Activation:
21:37:56
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
Brazilian Disaster and Risk Management National Centre - CENAD
Project Management:
CENAD

Description of the event

Major floods in Brazil have now affected over 250,000 people and as many as 39 cities have been flooded.

It is regarded as one of the most extensive floods Brazil has experienced in recent years.

The ongoing flooding, which began in April 2015, is affecting cities along the Amazon River after prolonged heavy rain caused it to overflow. The Solimoes River, which is a branch of the upper part of the Amazon in northern Brazil, overflowed in early June, spilling out into the streets of nearby cities of Amazonas State. Due to the high water level from the flooding, some residents have resorted to the use of canoes to navigate through the water-logged streets.

Flooding is common in Brazil during this time of year, but the continuing high water levels pose difficulties for agriculture and present ongoing disruption to the region.

Comparison of areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Manacapuru City, in Amazonas State

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 24/01/2014
Post-disaster: 15/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Manacapuru City, in Amazonas State

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 15/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Comparison of areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Anama City, in Amazonas State

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 09/08/2006
Post-disaster: 29/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Comparison of areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Coari City, in Amazonas State

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 28/03/2014 and 20/08/2013
Post-disaster: 26/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Parintins City in Amazonas State

Source: TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X
Acquired: 14/06/2015 and 18/06/2015

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2015 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Comparison of areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Anori City, in Amazonas State

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 04/12/2011
Post-disaster: 22/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Comparison of areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Anori City, in Amazonas State

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 04/12/2011
Post-disaster: 22/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Comparison of areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Careiro da Varzea City, in Amazonas State

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 29/11/2014
Post-disaster: 22/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Comparison of areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Careiro da Varzea City, in Amazonas State

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 29/11/2014
Post-disaster: 22/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Comparison of areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Careiro da Varzea City, in Amazonas State

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 29/11/2014
Post-disaster: 22/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Comparison of areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Benjamin Constant City, in Amazonas State

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 15/08/2013
Post-disaster: 18/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Comparison of areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Benjamin Constant City, in Amazonas State

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 15/08/2013
Post-disaster: 18/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Benjamin Constant City, in Amazonas State

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 18/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Affected areas overview - Cities of Itapiranga, Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma e Urucara, in Amazonas State

Source: TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X
Acquired: 13/06/2015

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2015 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Affected areas overview - City of Fonte Boa in Amazonas State

Source: TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X
Acquired: 13/06/2015

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2015 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Affected areas overview - City of Tonantins in Amazonas State

Source: TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X
Acquired: 13/06/2015

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2015 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Affected areas overview - Cities of Codajas and Anori, in Amazonas State

Source: TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X
Acquired: 13/06/2015

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2015 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Affected areas overview - City of Coari in Amazonas State

Source: TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X
Acquired: 13/06/2015

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2015 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Affected areas overview - City of Jutai in Amazonas State

Source: TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X
Acquired: 13/06/2015

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2015 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Affected areas overview - Cities of Amatura and Santo Antonio do Ica in Amazonas State

Source: TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X
Acquired: 13/06/2015

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2015 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Comparison of areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Tefe City, in Amazonas State, Brazil

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 19/11/2013
Post-disaster: 13/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Tefe City, in Amazonas State, Brazil

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 13/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Flooded areas in the city of Itacoatiara, Amazonas State, Brazil

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 17/06/2015

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Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)

Areas affected by Solimoes River flooding at Codajas City, in Amazonas State, Brazil

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 17/06/2015

Copyright: CNES 2015 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD (Brazilian National Risk and Disaster Management Center)