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20 May 2018

Flood in Djibouti

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Type of Event:Flood and Ocean Storm - Cyclone
Location of Event:Djibouti
Date of Charter Activation:2018-05-20
Time of Charter Activation:15:26
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA
Activation ID:572
Project Management:UNOSAT

Tropical cyclone Sagar caused flash floods across Djibouti, with the worst hit areas being Djibouti City and the suburb of Balbala. Authorities have already reported that up to 30,000 people have been impacted by the storm.

Several arterial roads made impassable by flood waters have cut off traffic between Balbala suburb and central Djibouti City. The evacuation and temporary accommodation of displaced people has also been impacted as many schools and community centres have been flooded.

With water levels receeding the government has started a relief effort including firefighters alongside UN agencies to provide rescue assistance, tents and clothes.

Djibouti remains on alert as reports of another weather system forming which could impact the country further.

 

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Flood Rapid Assessment - Tropical Cyclone Sagar-18, Djibouti

Source: Planet
Acquired: 20/05/2018 - 21/05/2018

Copyright: Planet: © 2018 Planet Labs Inc. All rights reserved
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Damage assessment in Djibouti City, Djibouti District, Djibouti Region

Source: WorldView-2 / Pleiades
Acquired: WorldView-2: 23/04/2018
Pleiades: 23/05/2018

Copyright: WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood analysis and evolution - Tropical Cyclone Sagar in Djibouti
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Source: WorldView-2 / Pleiades
Acquired: WorldView-2: 23/04/2018 and 20/05/2018
Pleiades: 23/05/2018

Copyright: WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Report produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

Flood Rapid Assessment - Tropical Cyclone Sagar, Djibouti

Source: Planet / Pleiades
Acquired: Planet: 20 & 21 May 2018
Pleiades: 23/05/2018

Copyright: Planet: © 2018 Planet Labs Inc. All rights reserved
Pleiades © CNES (2018) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
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Satellite detected water over Djibouti City, Djibouti District

Source: Pleiades / Worldview-2
Acquired: Pleiades: 23/04/2018
Worldview-2: 20/05/2018

Copyright: Pleiades: © CNES 2018 - Distribution Airbus Defence and Space
Worldview-2: DigitalGlobe, Inc
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