Flood in Senegal
Sunday, 25 August 2013
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25 August 2013
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA/ROWCA
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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Flooding in Dakar, Senegal. Colour composition of two RADARSAT-2 images (before and after the event).
Acquired: Pre-crisis: 12/03/2013
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