Floods in southern Africa
Thursday, 10 January 2008
Type of Event:
Location of Event:
Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique
Date of Charter Activation:
10/01/2008 17:44 UTC
Description of the event
Heavy flooding affected a number of southern Africa countries including Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Media provisionally reported that almost 7,000 households have reached resettlement centres and more than 30,000 hectares of crops have been lost.
Flood Waters over Southern Provinces of Zambia, 10/01/2008
Source: Envisat ASAR WSM, 150m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 10/01/2008 and 25/01/2007 Satellite-detected flood waters over southern Zambia (in red). Flood water analysis using multi-temporal ASAR scenes from 10/01/2008 and 25/01/2007. Preliminary analysis not yet validated in the field.
Copyright: ESA 2008, 2007 Image processing, map created 25/01/2008 by USGS/SADC (South African Development Community).