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Floods in Colombia

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Magdalena Medio and Mojana, Colombia
Date of Charter Activation:
11/12/2008
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA on behalf of OCHA
Project Management:

Description of the event

Severe flooding and landslides are being reported from the Magdalena Medio and Mojana region of Colombia. The floods began in mid-September. According to officials, 60 deaths were reported, 78,203 houses have been damaged and 52,000 hectares of crops have been destroyed by floods.

Rio Magdalena, South region, flood Plain on 13/12/2008

Source: ALOS/PALSAR classification, 100m pixel spacing
Acquired: 13/12/2008

Copyright: JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 18/12/2008 by INA.

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Rio Magdalena, North region, flood Plain on 13/12/2008

Source: ALOS/PALSAR classification, 100m pixel spacing
Acquired: 13/12/2008

Copyright: JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 18/12/2008 by INA.

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Zapatosa swamp, C├ęsar y Magdalena departments, Flood Plain on 14/12/2008

Source: Radarsat 1 color composition, 12.5m pixel resolution, Composition: R:pc1, G:pc1;B:pc2, Change detection. Subset of Mosaic
Acquired: 14/12/2008 and 02/06/08

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 16/12/2008 by INA

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Magdalena River post-inundation.

Source: TSX 1/SAR, H-H polarimetric, 8.5m pixel spacing
Acquired: 19/12/2008

Copyright: DLR 2008. Image processing, map created 19/12/2008 by INA.

Plato city, flood plain on 17/12/2008, general view.

Source: SPOT 4 color composition, 20m pixel spacing
Acquired: 17/12/2008

Copyright: Spot Image 2008
Image processing, map created 18/12/2008 by INA.

Plato city on 17/12/2008, zoom.

Source: SPOT 4 color composition, 20m pixel spacing
Acquired: 17/12/2008

Copyright: Spot Image 2008
Image processing, map created 18/12/2008 by INA.

Cordoba city flood plain on 17/12/2008.

Source: composition de couleurs SPOT 4, 20m pixel
Acquired: 17/12/2008

Copyright: CNES 2008. Image processing, map created 18/12/2008 by INA.

Plato city, flood situation on 19/12/2008.

Source: TSX 1/SAR, H-H polarimetric, 2,5m pixel spacing
Acquired: 19/12/2008

Copyright: DLR 2008. Image processing, map created 19/12/2008 by INA.