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Flood in Mozambique

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Mozambique
Date of Charter Activation:
29/01/2011
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNICEF
Project Management:
ESA

Description of the event

Torrential rains since mid-December have steadily swelled river levels in the centre and south of the country, while rains across the southern African region led to increased water discharges from dams in neighbouring countries. Authorities were concerned about high water levels in the Save, Zambeze, Pungue, Limpopo and Incomati river basins.

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Unitar - United Nations Institute for Training and Research

 

Flood waters over affected areas along the Zambezi River, Mozambique

Source: Envisat ASAR IMP
Acquired: 19/02/2004 and 10/01/2011-17/02/2011

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Flood Waters over the Affected Districts of Chibuto and Xai-Xai, Gaza Province, Mozambique

Source: MODIS Terra & Aqua (NASA)
Acquired: 10/01/2011 - 26/01/2011

Copyright: Google Map Maker - Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood area, Gaza and Maputo Province, Mozambique

Source: Radarsat-2
Acquired: 30/01/2011

Copyright: Google Map Maker - Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT