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Floods and landslides in Ecuador

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Type of Event:
Floods and Landslides
Location of Event:
Ecuador
Date of Charter Activation:
10 March 2012
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of Secretaría Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos - SNGR (Ecuador)
Project Management:
Oficina de Gestión Corporativa de CLIRSEN Quito - ECUADOR

Description of the event

Heavy rains continued to pour in Jocay, Ecuador this week, causing flooding across coastal communities.

In an official statement from the Ecuadorian government, they announced that at least 20 people were killed and 65 people were severly injured due to flooding within coastal provinces.

166 homes have been destroyed and 2,823 people have been evacuated from their homes to shelters and other communities.

In February, hundreds of people fled their homes to seek shelter after severe rains caused floods and damaged local crops and produce.

Ecuador's National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology forecast further heavy rains during the months of March and April.

 

By intersecting the water surface layer with other socioeconomic and infrastructure layers it was possible to map the impacts of floods on civil population, agriculture, education, health, energy, housing, road network and society.
This product shows crops affected.

Source: RADARSAT-2
Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Image produced by Ecuadorian Remote Sensing Center (CLIRSEN)

By intersecting the water surface layer with other socioeconomic and infrastructure layers it was possible to map the impacts of floods on civil population, agriculture, education, health, energy, housing, road network and society.
This product shows health facilities affected.

Source: RADARSAT-2
Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Image produced by Ecuadorian Remote Sensing Center (CLIRSEN)

By intersecting the water surface layer with other socioeconomic and infrastructure layers it was possible to map the impacts of floods on civil population, agriculture, education, health, energy, housing, road network and society.
This product shows schools affected.

Source: RADARSAT-2
Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Image produced by Ecuadorian Remote Sensing Center (CLIRSEN)

By intersecting the water surface layer with other socioeconomic and infrastructure layers it was possible to map the impacts of floods on civil population, agriculture, education, health, energy, housing, road network and society.
This product shows roads affected.

Source: RADARSAT-2
Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Image produced by Ecuadorian Remote Sensing Center (CLIRSEN)

By intersecting the water surface layer with other socioeconomic and infrastructure layers it was possible to map the impacts of floods on civil population, agriculture, education, health, energy, housing, road network and society.
This product shows towns and villages affected.

Source: RADARSAT-2
Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Image produced by Ecuadorian Remote Sensing Center (CLIRSEN)

Rains began over the Andes mountains and the Ecuadorian coast in mid-February; the resulting floods caused crop loss, and damage to houses, roads and bridges. Heavy casualties have also been reported.
With the radar scenes received through the International Charter Space & Major Disasters, the Ecuadorian Remote Sensing Center (CLIRSEN) generated the water surface of flooded areas which was delivered to the National Civil Protection Agency (SNGR) on March 26, 2012.

Source: RADARSAT-2
Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Image produced by Ecuadorian Remote Sensing Center (CLIRSEN)