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Flood in Nepal

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Type of Event:
Flood and landslides
Location of Event:
Nepal
Date of Charter Activation:
15 August 2017
Time of Charter Activation:
11:03:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA on behalf of UN Resident Coordinator's (UNRC) office in Kathmandu, Nepal
Activation ID:
544
Project Management:
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Description of the event

At least 141 people have died in Nepal following floods and landslides.

It is estimated that 27 districts in the country are affected, and tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes.

The disaster follows three days of monsoon rains. Authorities were able to warn many at risk in advance, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people before they could be placed in danger.

Estimates suggest as many as 50,000 homes could be flooded, and 3000 destroyed. The agricultural heartland of the country is also affected, leading to concerns about future limits on food production after damage to the crops.

27,000 relief and rescue personnel have been deployed by the government.

The toll from the disaster is expected to rise as rescue personnel reach isolated villages.

Pre, during and post analysis of water extent in Morang district

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 09/12/2016
Post-disaster: 11/08/2017 and 18/08/2017

Copyright: Sentinel-1 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)
Map produced by ICIMOD

Flood detection in the vicinity of Itahari town, in Sunsari and Morang Districts, Nepal.

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 23/08/2017

Copyright: WorldView-2 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Map produced by ICIMOD

Pre, during and post analysis of water extent in Bardiya district

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 28/04/2017
Post-disaster: 14/08/2017 and 18/08/2017

Copyright: Sentinel-1 © Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)
Map produced by ICIMOD

Pre, during and post analysis of water extent in Saptari district

Source: Sentinel-1 / RADARSAT-2
Acquired: Sentinel-1: 17/04/2017 and 11/08/2017
RADARSAT-2: 20/08/2017

Copyright: Sentinel-1 © Copernicus Sentinel data (2017)
RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2016) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by ICIMOD

Flood in Banke and Bardiya Districts, Nepal

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 20/08/2017

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2017, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by ICIMOD

Flood in Bara, Rautahat and Sarlahi Districts, Nepal

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 21/08/2017

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2017, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by ICIMOD

Flooding in Dhangadhi, Banke and Bardiya districts, Nepal

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 20/08/2017

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2017, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH Map produced by ICIMOD

Flooding in Dhangadhi, Kailali district, Nepal

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 18/08/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by ICIMOD

Flooding in Dhangadhi, Kailali district, Nepal

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 18/08/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by ICIMOD

Flood analysis in Saptari, Udayapur and Sansari Districts, Nepal

Source: Pleiades/RADARSAT-2
Acquired: Pleiades: 20/08/2017
RADARSAT-2: 20/08/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2016) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by ICIMOD

Flood detection in Sunsari and Morang Districts, Nepal

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 16/08/2017

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2017, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by ICIMOD

Flood detection in parts of Nepal and India

Source: ALOS-2 - PALSAR-2
Acquired: 17/08/2017

Copyright: ALOS-2 © JAXA (2017) All rights reserved
Map produced by ICIMOD

Flood detection in Sunsari and Morang Districts, Nepal

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 17/08/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by ICIMOD

Flood detection in Saptari District, Nepal

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 17/08/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by ICIMOD

Flood detection in Saptari District, Nepal

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 16/08/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by ICIMOD

Flood detection in Bardya district, Nepal

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 16/08/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by ICIMOD