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Flood in Senegal

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Dakar, Senegal
Date of Charter Activation:
25 August 2013
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA/ROWCA
Project Management:
SERTIT

Description of the event

Heavy rains have caused flooding in Senegal, affecting the capital city of Dakar. A number of deaths have been reported since the flooding began along with many injuries.

Senegal's rainy season lasts from July to September, with the peak taking place in August. The nation has been suffering from these annual floods since 2005, when a long period of drought ended.

This year's flooding has taken a toll on urban residence's, with significant damage to property, most notably in Grand Yoff, Dakar. Many roads in the area have become impassable causing several accidents, traffic jams and disruptions.

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Flood extent map - Detailed - Saint-Louis, Senegal

Source: Pléiades-HR 1A
Acquired: 29/08/2013

Copyright: CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Flood situation map overview - Dakar, Senegal

Source: Pléiades-HR 1A
Acquired: Pre-crisis: 03/04/2013
Post-crisis: 28/08/2013

Copyright: CNES 2013 - Distribution: Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A., all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Flood extent map - Saint-Louis, Senegal

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 28/08/2013

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2013
Map produced by SERTIT

Flooding in Dakar, Senegal. Colour composition of two RADARSAT-2 images (before and after the event).

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: Pre-crisis: 12/03/2013
Post-crisis: 27/08/2013

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2013) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.

Map produced by SERTIT