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25 November 2018

Flood in Iraq

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Type of Event:Flood
Location of Event:Iraq
Date of Charter Activation:2018-11-25
Time of Charter Activation:20:05
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+03:00
Charter Requestor:Disaster Information Management Centre / Ministry of Science and Technology
Activation ID:592
Project Management:ZKI / DLR

Torrential rains have affected Iraq over two days causing widespread flooding that has killed at least 21 people and displaced tens of thousands, with Nineveh and Salahaddin being the most affected regions.

Iraq's health ministry reported the 21 deaths were caused by flooding, car accidents and collapsing buildings, a further 180 people have also been injured. The UN also reported that 15,000 people in Nineveh were in desperate need of aid and were living in temporary camps.

In Mosul the storms caused the rivers to submerge floating bridges along the Tigris river, and in Baghdad whole houses were submerged in flash flooding.

Damage assessments are ongoing with relief workers, security forces and local authorities coordinating relief responses.

 

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Flood extent map of Kut in Iraq

Source: SPOT-7 / Sentinel-2
Acquired: SPOT-7: 27/11/2018 Sentinel-2: 31/10/2018

Copyright: SPOT-7 © Airbus DS (2018)
Sentinel-2: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
Map produced by SERTIT

Flood extent map of Wasit and Diyala in Iraq

Source: Sentinel-2
Acquired: 25/11/2018 and 31/10/2018

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
Map produced by SERTIT

Flood extent map of Kut in Iraq

Source: Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2
Acquired: Sentinel-1: 26/11/2018
Sentinel-2: 31/10/2018

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)
Map produced by SERTIT

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