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Flooding in Brazil

Friday, 14 January 2011

Type of Event:
Floods, Landslide
Location of Event:
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Date of Charter Activation:
Charter Requestor:
National Institute of Space Research
Project Management:
INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais

Description of the event

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, has been hit by severe floods in 44 years. Brazilian officials have confirmed that more than 500 lives have been lost in the floods. Rescuers had to reach affected areas on foot because vehicles cannot cross blocked roads.

Landslide in Brazil

Source: SPOT-5
Acquired: 21/01/2011

Copyright: Generated by the INPE with images provided by SPOT/CNES

Flood and landslide in Brazil

Source: GeoEye
Acquired: 20/01/2011

Copyright: Generated by the INPE, images provided by USGS