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Flood in Morocco

Monday, 09 February 2009

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UNOOSA on behalf of Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
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Description of the event

Heavy rains since 2 February have claimed 24 lives and forced 2,000 to be evacuated over the past week. Rivers rose and houses were swept away in landslides, causing over 2,000 homes to be lost.
According to the authorities in Rabat, 2,252 houses have been lost and another 328 damaged, with 80,000 hectares (300 square miles) of agricultural land submerged.

Crisis image map presenting the evolution of the flood event from 8th (blue areas) to 11th of February (red areas). Areas in yellow are flooded in both dates.


SPOT-5 and TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 08/02/2009 (SPOT) and 11/02/2009 (TerraSAR-X)


CNES 2009, DLR 2009.
Image processing, map created 12/02/2009 by CRTS.

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Image map using the intensity image of TerraSAR-X acquisition. Inland dark areas represent flood-affected areas during 11th of February 2009 over the area of Gharb.

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 11/02/2009

Copyright: DLR 2009.
Image processing, map created 12/02/2009 by CRTS.