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Flood in Namibia

Friday, 20 March 2009

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Namibia
Date of Charter Activation:
20/03/2009
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA on behalf of UNDP Namibia
Project Management:

Description of the event

The devastating floods, resulting from heavy rainfall also in neighbouring Angola and Zambia, are expected to expand in floodplains until the end of March. Present water levels are the highest in the last 30-40 years and possibly heading for the highest ever on record.
The Namibian Government has declared official flood emergency and disaster conditions.

Flood mapping from TerraSAR-X data of March 24, 2009, Rundu Region (western part)

Source: Landsat-7 ETM, TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 24/03/2009 (TerraSAR-X)

Copyright: USGS 2000, DLR 2009
Traitement d'image, carte créée le 25/03/2009 par DLR.


Flood mapping from TerraSAR-X data of March 25, 2009, Rundu

Source: SPOT 5, TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 14/02/2009 (SPOT 5) and 25/03/2009 (TerraSAR-X)

Copyright: CNES 2007, DLR 2009
Image processing, map created 26/03/2009 by DLR.


Flood waters over the affected region of Caprivi, Namibia

Source: ENVISAT ASAR (WSM)
Acquired: 17/03/2009, spatial resolution 150m

Copyright: ESA 2009
Image processing, map created 20/03/2009 by UNOSAT.


Flood Waters over the Affected Caprivi Region, Namibia

Source: ENVISAT ASAR (WSM)
Acquired: 17-20/03/2009, spatial resolution 150m

Copyright: ESA 2009
Image processing, map created 27/03/2009 by UNOSAT.


Rising Flood Waters along Chobe River, Caprivi Region, Namibia

Source: RADARSAT and ENVISAT ASAR (WSM)
Acquired: 25/03/2009 and 17-20/03/2009

Copyright: ESA 2009
Image processing, map created 27/03/2009 by UNOSAT.