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Flood in Kenya

During the early hours of 29 April, a powerful flood surged downstream. The Old Kijabe Dam, located in the Mai Mahiu area of the Great Rift Valley region in Kenya, burst its banks due to heavy rainfall.

The force of the flood swept away villagers at night without warning while they slept in their homes. Fifty deaths have been recorded. Some villagers claimed to have woken from the sound of roaring water heading towards them. Rescue efforts are ongoing, but there are fears that the death toll may increase.

The impacted areas are now covered in mud, uprooted trees, and crushed houses. The Kenya Red Cross has organized search and rescue operations. They have also set up a desk at a local school to help families find lost relatives.

Related Resources:

UNOSAT Live web map for flood monitoring in Kenya

Type of Event:Flood
Location of Event:Kenya
Date of Charter Activation:2024-04-30
Time of Charter Activation:18:14
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+07:00
Charter Requestor:UNOSAT on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme
Activation ID:874
Project Management:Jakrapong Tawala (UNITAR)
Value Adding:National Disaster Operations Center of Kenya
Dalia Laoubi (CSA)
WASDI

Products

Flood impact analysis in Kiambu County, Kenya

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Information about the Product

Acquired: 01/05/2024

Source: Pleiades

Category: Grading Map

Flood impact to cropland in Kiambu County, Kenya

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Information about the Product

Acquired: 01/05/2024

Source: Pleiades

Category: Reference Map

Flood impact to cropland in Nairobi and Machakos County, Kenya as of 1 May 2024

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Information about the Product

Acquired: 02/05/2024
01/05/2024

Source: Pleiades

Category: Grading Map

Flood impact analysis in Nairobi and Machakos County, Kenya

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Information about the Product

Acquired: 01/05/2024

Source: Pleiades

Category: Grading Map

Flood Impact to Cropland in Nairobi and Kiambu County, Kenya

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Information about the Product

Acquired: 01/05/2024

Source: Pleiades

Category: Reference Map

Satellite detected water extent in Garissa City and Mororo Village, Kenya

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Information about the Product

Acquired: 05/05/2024

Source: Pleiades

Category: Grading Map

Flood impact analysis in Central Nairobi, Kenya

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Information about the Product

Acquired: 01/05/2024

Source: Pleiades

Category: Grading Map

Flood impact analysis in Nairobi and Kiambu County, Kenya

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Information about the Product

Acquired: 01/05/2024

Source: PLEIADES

Category: Grading Map

Landslide / mudslide Impact in Mai Mahiu and Kijabe Towns, Kenya

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2024), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Information about the Product

Acquired: 01/05/2024

Source: PLEIADES_1B

Category: Grading Map

Satellite detected water extent in Garissa City and Mororo Village, Kenya

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2024)
Map produced by UNITAR - UNOSAT

Information about the Product

Acquired: 29/04/2024

Source: Sentinel-2

Category: Delineation Map

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