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Floods in Philippines

Wednesday, 08 August 2012

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Manila, Philippines
Date of Charter Activation:
08/08/2012
Charter Requestor:
Asia Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), on behalf of (Masami Sugiura)
Project Management:
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Description of the event

On Tuesday, torrential rains flooded the Philippines capital, Manila. Nine people were found dead buried under a landslide in Quezon City.

The rains came after Typhoon Saola struck last week, where more than 50 people had died. Since the typhoon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council had reported widespread flooding within surrounding provinces of the capital.

Tens of thousands of people have been moved into evacuation centres whilst several have fled their homes. Previously the government were not so well prepared when typhoons struck, however this time they have acted very quickly.

Rainfall continued for more than 24 hours on Monday, almost 350mm of rain had poured down. In 2009, flash floods caused major dams to overflow and burst river-banks, claiming hundreds of lives. However, this disaster is considered to be worse particularly for affecting mountainous and low-lying areas.

The city remains on high alert as officials have forced schools, offices and the Philippine Stock Exchange to close.

Authorities, rescue crews and government officials are working together to bring people to safety.

The weather bureau confirms that further rainfall is expected over the next few days, but will reduce by the weekend. It is believed the rains were intensified by a tropical storm, ‘Haikul’ off the east coast of China.

Region III flood map of the Philippines

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 20/03/2011 and 12/08/2012

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2012, Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2012
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Flood map of the Philippines

Source: RADARSAT-2
Landsat ETM-7
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 10/08/2012
Landsat: 02/12/2009

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2012) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
USGS, NASA
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Flood map of the Philippines

Source: RADARSAT-2
Landsat ETM-7
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 10/08/2012
Landsat: 02/12/2009

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2012) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
USGS, NASA
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Flood footprint (12/08/2012) and number of affected Barangays (15/08/2012) in the Philippines

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 12/08/2012 and 15/08/2012

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2012) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Flood footprint (12/08/2012) and population density (2010) in the Philippines

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 12/08/2012 and 2010

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2012) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Flood footprint (12/08/2012) and number of casualties (15/08/2012) in the Philippines

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 12/08/2012 and 15/08/2012

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2012) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Flood footprint (12/08/2012) and number of affected persons (15/08/2012) in the Philippines

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 12/08/2012 and 15/08/2012

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2012) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Pampanga flood map

Source: RADARSAT-2
Landsat
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 01/11/2009 and 12/08/2012
Landsat: 02/12/2009

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2012) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
USGS
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Rodriguez and Rizal flood map

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 27/05/2012 and 12/08/2012

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2012, Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2012
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Pangasinan and Tarlac flood map

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 20/03/2011 and 12/08/2012

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2012, Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2012
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Pampanga flood map

Source: TerraSAR-X
RADARSAT-2
Acquired: TerraSAR-X: 20/03/2011 and 12/08/2012
RADARSAT-2: 01/11/2011

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2012, Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2012
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 the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Pampanga flood map

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 20/03/2011 and 12/08/2012

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2012, Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2012
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Nueva Ecija flood map

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 20/03/2011 and 12/08/2012

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2012, Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2012
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Metro Manila flood map

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 27/05/2012 and 12/08/2012

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2012, Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2012
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Marikina River flood map

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 27/05/2012 and 12/08/2012

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2012, Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2012
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Manggahan Floodway

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 27/05/2012 and 12/08/2012

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2012, Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2012
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Flood map of Camanava

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 27/05/2012 and 12/08/2012

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2012, Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2012
Map produced by the Center for Environmental Geomatics - Manila Observatory

Flood map of the Philippines
Composite TerraSAR-X images

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-Disaster: 20/03/2011
Post-Disaster: 12/08/2012

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2012, Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH 2012
Map produced by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Other results from the European GMES programme

Delineation Map - Detail view of Manila

Source: RapidEye
COSMO-SkyMed
Acquired: RapidEye: 24/02/2012
COSMO-SkyMed: 17/08/2012

Copyright: European Commission

Other results from the European GMES programme

Delineation Map - Overview of Manila

Source: RapidEye
COSMO-SkyMed
Acquired: RapidEye: 24/02/2012
COSMO-SkyMed: 17/08/2012

Copyright: European Commission

Other results from the European GMES programme

Delineation Map - Overview of Malolos City

Source: RapidEye
COSMO-SkyMed
RADARSAT-2
Acquired: RapidEye: 30/12/2011
COSMO-SkyMed: 15/08/2012
RADARSAT-2: 19/07/2012

Copyright: European Commission

Other results from the European GMES programme

Reference Map - Overview of Malolos City

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 30/12/2011

Copyright: European Commission

Other results from the European GMES programme

Delineation Map - Overview of Angeles City

Source: RapidEye
COSMO-SkyMed
RADARSAT-2
Acquired: RapidEye: 30/12/2011
COSMO-SkyMed: 15/08/2012
RADARSAT-2: 19/07/2012 and 24/07/2012

Copyright: European Commission

Other results from the European GMES programme

Reference Map - Overview of Angeles City

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 30/12/2011

Copyright: European Commission

Other results from the European GMES programme

Delineation Map - Overview of Olongapo City

Source: RapidEye
COSMO-SkyMed
RADARSAT-2
Acquired: RapidEye: 30/12/2011 and 07/02/2012
COSMO-SkyMed: 15/08/2012
RADARSAT-2: 19/07/2012 and 24/07/2012

Copyright: European Commission

Other results from the European GMES programme

Reference Map - Overview of Olongapo City

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 30/12/2011 and 07/02/2012

Copyright: European Commission

Other results from the European GMES programme

Detail Reference Map of Manila

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 24/02/2012

Copyright: European Commission

Other results from the European GMES programme

Reference Map Overview of Manila

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 24/02/2012

Copyright: European Commission