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Flood in Seychelles

Friday, 01 February 2013

Type of Event:
Flood, Ocean Storm (Cyclone)
Location of Event:
Mahe, Seychelles
Date of Charter Activation:
01 February 2013
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA
Project Management:
ESA

Description of the event

A state of emergency has been declared in the Seychelles following the passing of Tropical Cyclone Felleng on 28 January. The edges of the storm passed over the main island of Mahe, causing floods and landslides.

No deaths have been reported, but three districts were badly damaged on the island, with over 150 houses evacuated.

The Seychelles normally avoid the worst effects of the hurricane season, and President James Michel has called for international help; stating that the country cannot cope with the disaster on its own.

This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of standing water observed on Mahe Island, Seychelles.

Source: GeoEye-1
Acquired: 05/02/2013
13/02/2013
16/02/2013

Copyright: DigitalGlobe
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT