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Floods in Brazil - Belo Horizonte - Campos dos Goitacazes

Saturday, 07 January 2012

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Brazil - Belo Horizonte e Campos dos Goitacazes
Date of Charter Activation:
07 January 2012
Charter Requestor:
Ministry of Defence – Brazil
Project Management:
INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais

Description of the event

In Rio de Janerio, at least 20,000 people are being evacuated by the Brazilian authorities after a dam burst on Saturday. Torrential rains continue to fall in the state.

Heavy rains caused the dam to burst in Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil. Mudslides also struck in the city of Belo Horizonte, killing 6 people due to severe weather conditions.

A state of emergency has since been declared in 66 towns and cities in Minas Gerais which are on red alert.

Rescue teams and military forces have been moving people to temporary shelters. The Brazilian government has sent civil defence officials to handle the worst affected areas to avoid loss of human lives and reduce material losses.

Last year more than 800 people died due to severe flooding in Rio de Janerio, people are being evacuated from several regions to avoid a repeat catastrophe.

Brazil - Flood - Jan 2012
MG/RJ

Source: GeoEye
Acquired: 20/01/2012

Copyright: GeoEye
USGS
Map produced by INPE (National Institute for Space Research)

Brazil - Flood - Jan 2012
MG/RJ

Source: GeoEye
Acquired: 20/01/2012

Copyright: GeoEye
USGS
Map produced by INPE (National Institute for Space Research)

Brazil - Flood - Jan 2012
MG/RJ

Source: GeoEye
Acquired: 20/01/2012

Copyright: GeoEye
USGS
Map produced by INPE (National Institute for Space Research)

Brazil - Flood - Jan 2012
MG/RJ

Source: GeoEye
Acquired: 20/01/2012

Copyright: GeoEye
USGS
Map produced by INPE (National Institute for Space Research)

Brazil flood - Jan 2012
Image of Campo dos Goytacazes
RJ and surroundings

Source: Envisat - ASAR
Copyright: European Space Agency (ESA)
Map produced by INPE (National Institute for Space Research)

Brazil flood - Jan 2012
Image of Dionisio
MG and surroundings

Source: TerraSAR-X
Google Earth
Acquired: TerraSAR-X: 11/01/2012
Google Earth: 01/02/2007

Copyright: DLR
Google Earth
Map produced by INPE (National Institute for Space Research)

Brazil flood - Jan 2012
Image of Campo dos Goytacazes
RJ and surroundings

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 08/01/2012

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.
Map produced by INPE (National Institute for Space Research)

Brazil flood - Jan 2012
Image of Campo dos Goytacaze, Sao Joao da Barra, Cardoso Moreira dan Sao Francisco de Itabapoana
RJ

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 08/01/2012

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.
Map produced by INPE (National Institute for Space Research)

Brazil flood - Jan 2012
Image of Campo dos Goytacazes
RJ and surroundings

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 08/01/2012

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.
Map produced by INPE (National Institute for Space Research)

Brazil flood - Jan 2012
Image of Campo dos Goytacazes
RJ and surroundings

Source: DMC
Google Earth
Acquired: DMC: January 2012
Google Earth: 13/06/2010

Copyright: DMC International Imaging
Google Earth
Map produced by INPE (National Institute for Space Research)