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Flood in Honduras

Monday, 27 October 2008

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Honduras
Date of Charter Activation:
27/10/2008
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN OCHA
Project Management:
ESA

Description of the event

The central and western part of Honduras - mainly the district of Francisco Morazán and the Ulua River in Yoro - were affected by floods and a great number of landslides. According to officials, 33 deaths were reported, some 270,000 persons have been affected, 100,000 hectares of crops have been lost and approximately 50% of the roads are damaged or destroyed. The Government has formally requested humanitarian assistance.

Flood Waters in Cortes department, Honduras, 25/10/2008

Source: ENVISAT-ASAR, 150 m resolution.
Acquired: 20/09/2008 and 25/10/2008

Copyright: Copyright ESA 2008 (G-POD FAIRE) Image processing, map created 28/10/2008 by UNOSAT