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Floods in Romania and Ukraine

Monday, 28 July 2008

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Northern / North-Eastern Romania and Ukraine
Date of Charter Activation:
28/07/2008
Charter Requestor:
Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)
Project Management:
CNES

Description of the event

Thousands of people were evacuated in northeastern Romania after heavy rains caused massive flooding that swept away homes, cut off electricity and damaged roads. At least four people died and two people are still missing. After days of heavy rain at the end July around the Carpathian Mountains, floods have hit western and southern Ukraine with rivers, including the Dniestr and the Prut Rivers, bursting their banks. The floods are the worst seen in a century, leading the government to declare the region a national disaster area. Hundreds of towns and villages are affected with more than 40,000 houses affected and some 20,000 people evacuated.

Crisis water bodies, Ukraine

Source: SPOT 2
Acquired: 03/08/2008 Cartographic background from SPOT 5 (10 m) image acquired on 28 July 2007

Copyright: SERTIT 2008 Image processing, map created 04/08/2008 by SERTIT

Crisis water bodies, Ukraine

Source: SPOT 5
Acquired: 04/08/2008 Cartographic background from SPOT 5 (10 m) image acquired on 9 June 2008.

Copyright: SERTIT 2008 Image processing, map created 04/08/2008 by SERTIT


Source: Radarsat 1
Acquired: 01/08/2008

Copyright: CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 02/08/2008 by SERTIT.


Source: LANDSAT-5, SPOT 4, DMC
Acquired: LANDSAT-5 (28/07/2008), SPOT 4 (28/07/2008), DMC (01/08/2008)

Copyright: SERTIT 2008 SERTIT 2008 Image processing, map created 08/08/2008 by SERTIT


Source: LANDSAT-5, SPOT-4, DMC
Acquired: LANDSAT-5 (28/07/2008), SPOT 4 (01/08/2008), DMC (01/08/2008)

Copyright: SERTIT 2008 Image processing, map created 08/08/2008 by SERTIT