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23 January 2020

Flood and Landslide in Brazil

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Type of Event:Floods and landslides
Location of Event:Brazil
Date of Charter Activation:2020-01-23
Time of Charter Activation:22:08
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC-03:00
Charter Requestor:CENAD
Activation ID:642
Project Management:Integracao Brazil

Heavy rain from 17 to 18 January triggered flooding and landslides in the state of Espirito Santo in southeast Brazil. 6 deaths have been confirmed with the death toll expected to increase as relief efforts continue.

The town of Alfredo Chaves saw 250mm of rainfall in 24 hours triggering 2 metre deep flood waters which caused severe damage to infrastructure and vehicles.

The worst affected municipalities are reported to be Iconha, Alfredo Chaves and Vargem Alta. The mayor of Iconha reported that nearly all of the town's shops were destroyed.

Footage on social media showed streets in Espirito Santo state turned into rivers and cars being swept away by raging, muddy water.

In the coming days further moderate to locally heavy rain and strong winds are forecast over Espirito Santo.

 

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Destroyed bridges in Iconha, Espirito Santo, Brazil

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 01/02/2020

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2020) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CENAD

Flooded areas in Espirito Santo State, Brazil

Source: RADARSAT-2 / TerraSAR-X / Sentinel-1
Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 26/01/2020
TerraSAR-X: 25/01/2020
Sentinel-1: 25/01/2020

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © Maxar Technologies Ltd. (2020) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2020, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Sentinel-1 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Map produced by CENAD

Flooded areas in Espirito Santo State, Brazil

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 25/01/2020

Copyright: Sentinel-1 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Map produced by CENAD

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