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15 April 2019

Flood in Iraq

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Type of Event:Flood
Location of Event:Iraq
Date of Charter Activation:2019-04-15
Time of Charter Activation:13:10
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+03:00
Charter Requestor:Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
Activation ID:603
Project Management:SERTIT

Torrential rain has caused widespread flooding in Iraq. Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes.

A state of emergency has been declared due to the damage caused and large area affected.

Basra province has particularly been affected by the floods, where an estimated 40,000 acres of crops have been flooded.

The Tigris River has reached its peak, with some provinces experiencing flooding where the river has overflowed.

 

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Flooding in Iraq

Source: Sentinel-2
Acquired: 01/05/2019

Copyright: Sentinel-2: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Map produced by UE Geoinformation Systems

Flooding in Iraq

Source: Sentinel-2
Acquired: 21/04/2019, 24/04/2019 and 26/04/2019

Copyright: Sentinel-2: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019) Map produced by UE Geoinformation Systems

Flooding in Iraq

Source: Sentinel-2
Acquired: 21/04/2019 and 24/04/2019

Copyright: Sentinel-2: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Map produced by UE Geoinformation Systems

Flooding in Iraq

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 23/04/2019

Copyright: Sentinel-1: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Map produced by UE Geoinformation Systems

Flooding in Iraq

Source: Sentinel-2
Acquired: 21/04/2019

Copyright: Sentinel-2: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Map produced by UE Geoinformation Systems

Flooding in Iraq

Source: KOMPSAT-5
Acquired: 19/04/2019

Copyright: KOMPSAT-5 © JAXA (2019)
Map produced by UE Geoinformation Systems

Flooding in Iraq

Source: Kanopus-V
Acquired: 19/04/2019

Copyright: Kanopus-V © All rights reserved ROSCOSMOS 2019
Map produced by UE Geoinformation Systems

Flooding in Shafi, Iraq

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 17/04/2019

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © Maxar Technologies Ltd. (2019) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by UE Geoinformation Systems

Floods at Shafi in Iraq

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 03/04/2019 and 14/04/2019

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2019, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by UE Geoinformation Systems

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