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Flood in Honduras

The central and western part of Honduras - mainly the district of Francisco Morazán and the Ulua River in Yoro - were affected by floods and a great number of landslides. According to officials, 33 deaths were reported, some 270,000 persons have been affected, 100,000 hectares of crops have been lost and approximately 50% of the roads are damaged or destroyed. The Government has formally requested humanitarian assistance.

Type of Event:Flood
Location of Event:Honduras
Date of Charter Activation:27/10/2008
Charter Requestor:UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN OCHA
Project Management:ESA


Flood Waters in Cortes Department, Honduras, 25/10/2008

Copyright: Copyright ESA 2008 (G-POD FAIRE)
Image processing, map created 28/10/2008 by UNOSAT

Information about the Product

Acquired: 20/09/2008 and 25/10/2008

Source: Envisat - ASAR, 150 m resolution.

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