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Floods in Angola

Monday, 11 May 2009

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Angola
Date of Charter Activation:
11/05/2009
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNDP
Project Management:

Description of the event

Heavy rains have caused floods in Angola's southern and central provinces of Moxico, Cunene, Kuando Dubango, Bie, Lunda Sul, Uige and Malange since early May 2009. Part of the flooded areas are landmine contaminated.
According to officials, 220,000 people are affected so far and 71 deaths were reported.

 

Reference image map of 25 March 2007 over a sector of Cunene province.

Source: SPOT-5
Acquired: 25/03/2007

Copyright: CNES 2009, distribution SPOT Image SA, NGA, ESRI Image processing, map created 12/05/2009 by SERTIT

Crisis image map that represents the situation on the ground on the 13th of May 2009, above a part of Cunene area. Flooded areas can be seen in blue and their intersection with the road vector reveals possible areas, where traffic has been interrupted

Source: SPOT-5
Acquired: 13/05/2009

Copyright: CNES 2009 - distribution SPOT Image SA, USGS 2000 - Maryland GLCF Image processing, map created 13/05/2009 by SERTIT

Crisis image map presenting the situation on the ground on 13th May 2009, above a part of Cunene area (South Angola). The results are compared with the 2007 flood event that hit the area.

Source: SPOT-5
Acquired: 13/05/2009, 25/03/2007

Copyright: CNES 2009 - distribution SPOT Image SA, Reference layers by SERTIT Image processing, map created 13/05/2009 by SERTIT

Border line of Angola and Namibia. Crisis image map showing potential flood waters that have been derived from Radarsat-2 ScanSAR and ENVISAT ASAR WSM acquired respectively on 14th and 15th of May 2009, overlaid onto the Radarsat-2 ScanSAR acquisition

Source: Radarsat-2 & ENVISAT ASAR
Acquired: 14/05/2009 (Radarsat-2) & 15/05/2009 (ENVISAT ASAR)

Copyright: ESA 2009, CSA/MDA 2009 Image processing, map created 19/05/2009 by SERTIT