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17 October 2019

Flood in Cameroon

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Type of Event:Floods
Location of Event:Cameroon
Date of Charter Activation:2019-10-17
Time of Charter Activation:16:42
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER on behalf of Department of Civil Protection of Cameroon
Activation ID:627
Project Management:SERTIT

Flooding has worsened in the far northern region of Cameroon, with areas around Lake Maga, Mayo-Danay and Logone-et-Chari departments being worst affected. Local officials reported around 100,000 people have been affected and many families displaced, no deaths have been reported.

The Logone River broke its banks on 1 October after a period of heavy rain. The river flooded a valley in Zina district, located within Logone-et-Chari department of Far North region, causing the displacement of several communities.

Two weeks after the Logone first burst its banks, heavy rains have persisted, and on 14 October the river overflowed again affecting communities in Mayo-Danay department.

Flood waters have damaged homes, farmland and made many roads impassable isolating some villages. Cameroon's military have deployed to assist with relief efforts.

 

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Flood extent map of Far North Region, Cameroon

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 18/10/2019

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2019) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

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Satellite detected water extent over Mayo-Danay and Logone-et-Chari Department in the Far North Region of Cameroon

Source: Sentinel-2
Acquired: 16/10/2019

Copyright: Sentinel-2 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

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Flood extent in Far North Region of Cameroon

Source: Sentinel-2 / Pleiades / Sentinel-1
Acquired: Sentinel-2: 11/10/2019
Pleiades: 18/10/2019
Sentinel-1: 21/10/2019

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2019) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Sentinel-1 and 2 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Map produced by SERTIT

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