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Floods and cyclone in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Type of Event:
Floods and tropical cyclone
Location of Event:
Sri Lanka
Date of Charter Activation:
26/11/2008
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of UN OCHA
Project Management:
ESA

Description of the event

Tropical cyclone Nisha is affecting the Jaffna peninsula with heavy rainfall (upwards of 450 mm in 3 days). Many areas are completely flooded and thousands of families were displaced.

Overview of Flood Waters in Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka

Source: Envisat ASAR, 20m resolution
Acquired: 7 and 27/11/2008

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