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Flood in Namibia

Friday, 01 April 2011

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Namibia
Date of Charter Activation:
01/04/2011
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA on behalf of UNDP
Project Management:
Pacific Disaster Center

Description of the event

Namibia declares a state of emergency after severe flooding in the north claiming 62 lives since January 2011. Floodwaves peaked on 28 March 2011 and a new flood wave is anticipated from upstream (Angola), peaking in the first week of April.

The flood has exceeded the 2009 flood, which had been considered to be the highest known in history. Reports from Angola indicate that more water is expected and the Namibian Meteorological Services predict more rainfall this week. 

 

 

Flooding Northern Namibia
SPOT-5 - Satellite Imagery - 05 April 2011

Source: SPOT-5
Acquired: 05/04/11

Copyright: Spot Image
Map produced by Namibia Hydrological Services

Flooding Northern Namibia
Formosat - Satellite Imagery - 12 April 2011

Source: Formosat
Acquired: 12/04/11

Copyright: NSPO
Map produced by Namibia Hydrological Services

Flooding Northern Namibia
WorldView - Satellite Imagery - 15 April 2011

Source: WorldView
Acquired: 15/04/11

Copyright: DigitalGlobe, USGS
Map produced by Namibia Hydrological Services

Flooding in Northern Namibia
SPOT-5 Satellite Imagery - 05 April 2011

Source: SPOT-5
Acquired: 05/04/11

Copyright: Spot Image
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Flooding in Northern Namibia
RADARSAT Radar Imagery - 24 March 2011

Source: RADARSAT
Acquired: 24/03/11

Copyright: RADARSAT Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.(2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Flooding Northern Namibia
TSX - Satellite Imagery - 11 April 2011

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 11/04/11

Copyright: DLR
Map produced by Namibia Hydrological Services

Flooding Northern Namibia
RADARSAT - Satellite Imagery - 24 March 2011

Source: RADARSAT
Acquired: 24/03/11

Copyright: RADARSAT Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.(2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by Namibia Hydrological Services

Flooding in Northern Namibia
JAXA Radar Imagery - 05 April 2011

Source: JAXA
Acquired: 05/04/11

Copyright: JAXA
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Flooding in Northern Namibia
GeoEye Satellite Imagery - 14 April 2011

Source: GeoEye
Acquired: 14/04/11

Copyright: GeoEye
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Flooding in Northern Namibia
FormoSat Satellite Imagery - 12 April 2011

Source: FormoSat
Acquired: 12/04/11

Copyright: NSPO
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Flooding in Northern Namibia
Envisat Radar Imagery - 14 April 2011

Source: Envisat
Acquired: 14/04/11

Copyright: European Space Agency
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Flooding in Northerrn Namibia
DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery - 07 April 2011

Source: DigitalGlobe
Acquired: 07/04/11

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

Flooding in Northern Namibia
TSX-1 Satellite Imagery - 12 April 2011

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 12/04/11

Copyright: DLR
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center