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Floods in Paraguay

Tuesday, 01 May 2012

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Paraguay
Date of Charter Activation:
30 April 2012
Charter Requestor:
Sistema Federal de Emergencias (SIFEM)
Project Management:
CONAE

Description of the event

Heavy rain, which began in March, has caused the Pilcomayo river in Paraguay to overflow; resulting in flooding throughout the country. An estimated 13,000 families have been isolated due to the floods.

The main affected areas are: 

North of the country: Puerto Casedo, Pinasco
Central area of the country: Villa Choferes del Chaco, Tte. Manuel Irala Fernandez, Cruce Pioneros
South of the country: Teniente Esteban Martinez, Cacique Sapo

Paraguay Floods - Asuncion area

Source: Landsat 7 - Sensor: ETM+
Acquired: 15/03/2012, 31/03/2012, 16/04/2012, 02/05/2012

Copyright: USGS
Map produced by CONAE

Paraguay Floods - Concepcion area

Source: Landsat 7 - Sensor: ETM+
Acquired: 31/03/2012 and 02/05/2012

Copyright: USGS
Map produced by CONAE

Paraguay - Flood - May 2012 - Departamento Presidente Hayes
Change detection on 15/04/12 and 04/05/12

Source: Resourcesat-1 - Sensor: AWiFS
Acquired: 15/04/2012 and 04/05/2012

Copyright: ISRO
Map produced by CONAE

Paraguay - Flood - May 2012 - Departamento Presidente Hayes

Source: Resourcesat-1 - Sensor: AWiFS
Acquired: 04/05/2012

Copyright: ISRO
Map produced by CONAE

This product was produced using digital techniques.
This map shows the flooded area near Pedernal Naranjaty.

Source: SPOT
Acquired: 03/05/2012

Copyright: CNES
Map produced by CONAE 2012