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Flood in Iran

Friday, 15 April 2016

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Islamic Republic of Iran
Date of Charter Activation:
15 April 2016
Time of Charter Activation:
15:57:55
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER on behalf of Iranian Space Agency
Project Management:
UN-SPIDER

Description of the event

Western and southwestern parts of Iran are suffering major flooding following days of heavy rain.

Over 2500 people have been evacuated from several provinces and over a hundred cities are reported to have suffered damage and flooding.

The flooding has struck the provinces of Lorestan, Ilam, Kermanshah, Fars, Khuzestan, Chaharmahal, Bakhtiari and Kurdistan.

The disaster has cut electricity supplies and water to thousands of people, and dams throughout the region are close to their limit as the rain continues to raise water levels ever higher.

Flooding in South West Iran

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 16/04/2016

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2016, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by ISA

Flooding in South West Iran

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 16/04/2016

Copyright: Sentinel-1 © Copernicus Sentinel data 2016
Map produced by ISA

Flooding in South West Iran

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 18/04/2016

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2016) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by ISA