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Flooding in Pakistan

Monday, 02 July 2007

Type of Event:
Flooding
Location of Event:
Pakistan, Arabian Sea
Date of Charter Activation:
02/07/2007
Charter Requestor:
World Food Programme through UNOOSA
Project Management:

Description of the event

The tropical cyclone Yemyin made landfall in Baluchistan, Pakistan, after its passage to the north of the Arab Sea last Tuesday 26th June, with winds of 130 km/hour and intense rains. Heavy floods hit hundreds of villages after the passage of the cyclone. Current estimates are over 380 dead and two million affected people.  

Pakistan Flooding Preliminary Analysis, 02/07/2007

Source: Terra/Aqua MODIS
Acquired: 02/07/2007 Preliminary flood analysis map of cloud-free areas. Map shows flood-affected areas, observed surface water and historically flood-prone areas.

Copyright: Credit USGS 2007 Image processing, map created 04/07/2007 by ITHACA, in cooperation with WFP and UNOSAT.

Jaffarabad Flood Map Modis 4/07/2007

Source: Terra/Aqua MODIS
Acquired: 17/06/2007, 03-04/07/2007 Satellite-detected flood water over the affected districts of Jhal Magsi and Jaffarabad, Balochistan Province. Areas likely covered with flood water are in blue, areas of observed surface water are in yellow. This flood detection is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Map produced through joint collaboration of UNOSAT, WFP and ITHACA.

Copyright: Credit USGS 2007 Image processing, map created 06/07/2007 by UNOSAT.

Larkana Flood Map Radarsat 5/07/2007

Source: Radarsat-1 (05/07/2007) ; ALOS (26/06/2007); Envisat ASAR (25/04/1999)
Acquired: 05/07/2007, 26/06/2007, 25/04/1999 Satellite-detected flood water in affected district of Larkana, Sindh Province (in blue). Villages within 500m of detected flood water in red, villages beyond 500m in green. Preliminary analysis, not yet validated in the field. Map produced through joint collaboration of UNOSAT, WFP and ITHACA.

Copyright: CSA 2007, JAXA 2007, ESA 1999 Image processing, map created 08/07/2007 by UNOSAT.

Rainfall Accumulation (20/06-01/07/2007) and Population Density Map, Pakistan

Source: NOAA
Acquired: 20/06/2007, 01/07/2007 Estimated total rainfall from 20 June to 1 July 2007, with Population density (2004) of the flood-affected areas. Rainfall levels are shown in millimeters, from the Rainfall Estimation Algorithm (RFE 2.0) dataset, provided by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center. For more information please see www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov. Map produced through joint collaboration of UNOSAT, WFP and ITHACA.

Copyright: Credit USGS 2007 Image processing, map created 06/07/2007 by UNOSAT.

Flood Affected Areas, 04/07/2007

Source: -
Acquired: Map composite showing flood affected areas, population distribution, airfields, drainage networks and dams, road network in affected districts and 7 day precipitation forecast. Precipitation forecast: NOAA Population: LandScan 2005.

Copyright: Image processing, map created 04/07/2007 by WFP

Jhal Magsi Villages Flood Map Radarsat 5/07/2007

Source: Radarsat-1 (05/07/2007) ; ALOS (26/06/2007)
Acquired: 05/07/2007, 26/06/2007 Satellite-detected flood water in affected district of Jhal Magsi, Balochistan Province (in blue). Villages within 1km of detected flood water in red, villages beyond 1km in green. Preliminary analysis, not yet validated in the field. Map produced through joint collaboration of UNOSAT, WFP and ITHACA.

Copyright: CSA 2007, JAXA 2007 Image processing, map created 09/07/2007 by UNOSAT.

Jhal Magsi Overview Flood Map DMC 8/07/2007

Source: Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC)
Acquired: 08/07/2007 Satellite-detected flood water in affected districts of Jhal Magsi, Jaffarabad, Nasirabad and Larkana, Balochistan and Sindh Provinces. Villages within 1km of detected flood water in red, villages beyond 1km in green. Preliminary analysis, not yet validated in the field; additional notes at bottom of map. Map produced through joint collaboration of UNOSAT, WFP and ITHACA.

Copyright: UN-DMC 2007 Image processing, map created 09/07/2007 by UNOSAT.

Turbat Flood Map DMC 10/07/2007

Source: DMC
Acquired: 10/07/2007 Satellite-detected surface water over the affected Mirani Dam Reservoir and Turbat region, Kech District, Balochistan Province, Pakistan. This water detection is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Map produced through joint collaboration of UNOSAT, WFP and ITHACA.

Copyright: DMC International Imaging 2007 Image processing, map created 06/07/2007 by UNOSAT.

Flood-affected areas, 2-5/07/2007

Source: Terra/Aqua MODIS
Acquired: 02-07/07/2007 Overview map of flooded areas and estimates of affected populations.

Copyright: Credit USGS 2007 Image processing, map created 06/07/2007 by WFP.

Kharan Flood Map Modis 4/07/2007

Source: Terra/Aqua MODIS
Acquired: 17/06/2007, 03-04/07/2007 Satellite-detected flood water over the affected district of Kharan, Balochistan Province. Areas likely covered with flood water are shown in blue. This flood detection is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Map produced through joint collaboration of UNOSAT, WFP and ITHACA.

Copyright: Credit USGS 2007 Image processing, map created 07/07/2007 by UNOSAT.

Jhal Magsi Flood Map Radarsat 5/07/2007

Source: Radarsat-1 (05/07/2007) ; ALOS (26/06/2007); Envisat ASAR (25/04/1999)
Acquired: 05/07/2007, 26/06/2007, 25/04/1999 Satellite-detected flood water in affected districts of Jhal Magsi and Jaffarabad, Balochistan Province (in blue). Villages within 500m of detected flood water in red, villages beyond 500m in green. Preliminary analysis, not yet validated in the field. Map produced through joint collaboration of UNOSAT, WFP and ITHACA.

Copyright: CSA 2007, JAXA 2007, ESA 1999 Image processing, map created 08/07/2007 by UNOSAT.

Flood Water Movement, Dadu

Source: Terra/Aqua MODIS
Acquired: 07-22/07/2007 Satellite-detected flood water changes during a 15-day period (7-22 July 2007) over the affected district of Dadu, Sindh Province, Pakistan. Flood estimates represent a preliminary and approximate measurement of the surface area, direction and speed of water movement. Analysis made using MODIS Aqua and Terra imagery recorded during this period has not yet been validated in the field. Additional analysis notes at bottom map. Map produced through joint collaboration of UNOSAT, WFP and ITHACA.

Copyright: Credit USGS 2007 Image processing, map created 24/07/2007 by WFP.