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Floods in Burkina Faso

Thursday, 03 September 2009

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Date of Charter Activation:
03/09/2009
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA on behalf of OCHA/ROWA
Project Management:
ESA

Description of the event

Heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou since 1 September 2009. Roads, bridges and dams have been badly damaged, and a main hospital in the capital is flooded. According to officials, 5 deaths were reported so far and more than 150,000 people left homeless.

Overview of flood - affected sectors in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Source: Spot 5, Resolution 10m; RADARSAT-2; TerraSar X, Resolution 3m
Acquired: 06/09/2009, 05/09/2009, 04/09/2009

Copyright: Spot image 2009, RADARSAT-2 @ MDA 2009, @German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2009
Image processing, map created 09/09/2009 by UNOSAT