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Flood in Yemen

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Yemen
Date of Charter Activation:
28/10/2008
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA
Project Management:
DLR

Description of the event

On 24 and 25 October, storm and torrential rains caused severe flooding in the eastern part of Yemen, affecting most districts of the Hadramout and Al-Mahara governorates. The latest figures report that 69 people are killed or missing, 1,700 houses are destroyed or damaged, and infrastructure is also seriously damaged. According to the Meteorological Organization in Yemen, this storm will also affect the governorates of Mareb and Al-Gawf and some parts of the storm will move towards the governorates of Aden, Lahaj, Abyan, Shabwa, Taiz, Ibb, Dhamar, Sana'a and Amran.

Yemen, District Sayun - Damage map

Source: SPOT 5, 2,5 m resolution
Acquired: 02/11/2008

Copyright: CNES 2008, Yemen Ministry of Local Administration Image processing, map created 03/11/2008 by DLR

Yemen, District Shibam - Damage map

Source: SPOT 5, 2,5 m resolution
Acquired: 02/11/2008

Copyright: CNES 2008, Yemen Ministry of Local Administration Image processing, map created 03/11/2008 by DLR

Yemen, District Tarim - Damage map

Source: SPOT 5, 2,5 m resolution
Acquired: 02/11/2008

Copyright: CNES 2008, Yemen Ministry of Local Administration Image processing, map created 04/11/2008 by DLR

Yemen, District Al Qatn - Damage map

Source: SPOT 5, 2,5 m resolution
Acquired: 02/11/2008

Copyright: CNES 2008, Yemen Ministry of Local Administration Image processing, map created 03/11/2008 by DLR