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Floods in Algeria

Saturday, 04 October 2008

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Algeria
Date of Charter Activation:
04/10/2008
Charter Requestor:
Algerian Civil Protection
Project Management:
ESA

Description of the event

The city of Ghardaïa (500 km south of Algiers, on the northern edge of the Sahara desert) and its surroundings have been stricken by severe floods on 1 October at around 05:00 UTC, leaving at least 33 people killed, 48 injured and 50 missing. Thousands of people were evacuated and most roads and means of communication are out of service.

 

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Algeria - Ghardaia-Melika - Floods
Situation before and after

Source: SPOT 5
Quickbird
MNT SRTM
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 13/10/04
Post-disaster: 07/10/08

Copyright: CNES - Distribution: Spot Image
DigitalGlobe - Distribution: USGS
ESA
USGS
Map produced by SERTIT

Algeria - Ghardaia - Floods
Situation before and after

Source: SPOT 5
Quickbird
MNT SRTM
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 13/10/04
Post-disaster: 07/10/08

Copyright: CNES - Distribution: Spot Image
DigitalGlobe - Distribution: USGS
ESA
USGS
Map produced by SERTIT

Algeria - Region of Ghardaia - Floods
Reference Map

Source: SPOT 5
MNT SRTM
Acquired: 13/10/04

Copyright: CNES - Distribution: Spot Image
ESA
USGS
Map produced by SERTIT

Algeria - Region of Ghardaia - Floods
Crisis Map

Source: SPOT 4
MNT SRTM
Acquired: 05/10/08

Copyright: CNES - Distribution: Spot Image
ESA
USGS
Map produced by SERTIT