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Flood in Bolivia

Thursday, 08 February 2018

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Bolivia
Date of Charter Activation:
2018-02-08
Time of Charter Activation:
22:12
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+01:00
Charter Requestor:
UOB/SINAGER/VIDECI
Activation ID:
565
Project Management:
ABAE

Description of the event

Record rainfall in southern Bolivia has caused severe flooding with local authorities declaring a state of emergency.

Seven of the nine departments in the country have been affected, and authorities have reported that 50,000 people have been forced from their homes.

The floods follow days of heavy rain and particularly affect the southern part of the nation along the border with Paraguay and Argentina; which is also experiencing floods.

The rain caused the Tupiza River to overflow, flooding the city which shares the same name and affecting an estimated 1000 people. Reports indicate flood waters reached as high as 7 metres in some places.

Due to the flood conditions, some roads in the affected regions have been inundated, making them impassable for relief efforts.

Flood at Tupiza in Potosi Department

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 09/02/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by ABAE

Flooding on the Katari River, La Paz Department

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 17/02/2018

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2018, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by ABAE

Damage to infrastructure at Valle de Zongo, La Paz Department

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 20/02/2018

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by ABAE

Satellite detected waters at Santa Ana Del Yacuma

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 12/02/2018

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © Maxar Technologies Ltd. (2018) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by ABAE

Satellite detected waters over El Beni department

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 12/02/2018

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © Maxar Technologies Ltd. (2018) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Satellite detected waters over Cochabamba department

Source: Sentinel-1 / RADARSAT-2
Acquired: Sentinel-1: 09/02/2018 and 10/02/2018
RADARSAT-2: 12/02/2018

Copyright: Sentinel-1 © Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © Maxar Technologies Ltd. (2018) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT