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Floods in Turkey

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Type of Event:
Location of Event:
Date of Charter Activation:
Charter Requestor:
Ministry of Public Works and Settlement - General Directorate of Disaster Affairs, Turkey
Project Management:
CNES in collaboration with the SAFER project in the framework of the GMES initiative

Description of the event

Heavy rains over the Marmara Region affected the districts of Silivri, Catalca, B. Cekmece, K. Cekmece and Bakirkoy in Istanbul. By the afternoon of 9 September, 31 casualties were reported, along with missing people.

Satellite map of the flooded area around Silivri west of Istanbul, Turkey, of September 12, 2009

Source: TerraSAR-X, Radarsat-1 and SPOT-5
Acquired: 12/09/2009, 19/08/2009 and 07/07/2007

Copyright: CNES 2007, German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2009
Canadian Space Agency 1999
Image processing, map created 13/09/2009 by ZKI © DLR 2009

Satellite map of the flooded area west of Istanbul, Turkey, of September 11, 2009

Source: Radarsat-1; Radarsat-2; TerraSAR-X and SPOT-5
Acquired: 19 and 22/08/1999; 11/09/2009; 3/03/2009; 11/09/2009 and 7/07/2007

Copyright: CNES 2007; German Aerospace Center (DLR) 2009;
Canadian Space Agency 1999 and 2009
Image processing, map created 12/09/2009 by ZKI © DLR 2009