Flooding in Pakistan

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Type of Event Flood
Location of Event Pakistan
Date of Charter Activation 01/08/2010
Charter Requestor US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
Project Management USOFDA

Description of the Event

Severe monsoon flooding across North West Pakistan, initially affected areas of Charsada, Ghazi Barotha Dam, Nowshera, Peshawar and Tarbela Dam and Reservoir. 

The emergency continues to unfold in Sindh, the most southern province of Pakistan, the number of people reported as having been directly affected by the floods has reached close to 21 million. The death toll has risen to 1,752 and over 1.8 million houses are now reported as either damaged or destroyed (National and Provincial Disaster Management Authorities).

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Flood Analysis in Pakistan Based on Time Series of Satellite Data Recorded from 28 July to 16 September 2010

Source: ESRI geodatabase v9.3.1 and shapefile formats

Acquired: 28 July to 16 September

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Situation Update 5 - Sujawal Town flooded in Major outflow from Indus, Thatta District

Source: Crisis Satellite Data (1): ENVISAT ASAR IMP (HH)
Resolution : 24 meters
Image Date : 1 September 2010
Source: European Space Agency (ESA)
Crisis Satellite Data (1) :MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution :250 meters
Image Date :26 Aug-1 Sept. August 2010
Precrisis Satellite Data (1) :ALOS PALSAR (FBD HH-HV)
Resolution : 25 meters
Image Date: 4 July 2010
Source :© JAXA, METI
GIS Data :NGA, OCHA, USGS, OSM
Transport Data :Google Map Maker
Transport Data Copyright: © 2010 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker
Flood Analysis :UNITAR / UNOSAT
Projection :UTM Zone 42N - WGS-84

Acquired: ENVISAT ASAR 01/09/2010 5:33 UTC

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Situation Update 5: Shahdadkot under imminent threat of flooding, Sindh Province

Source: Crisis Satellite Data (1): MODIS Aqua & Terra Resolution: 250 meters Image Dates: 23-29 August 2010 Source: NASA Rapid Response GIS Data: NGA, OCHA, USGS, OSM Transport Data: Google Map Maker Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker Reference Imagery: ESRI WMS 2010 Hospital Data: WHO Background Imagery: Landsat-7 / MODIS fusion Flood Analysis: / UNOSAT

Acquired: 29 August 2010 at 09:10 UTC

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Situation Update 4 Shahdadkot under imminent threat of flooding, Sindh Province

Source: Crisis Satellite Data (1): MODIS Aqua & Terra Resolution: 250 meters Image Date: 23-28 August 2010 Source: NASA Rapid Response GIS Data: NGA, OCHA, USGS, OSM Transport Data: Google Map Maker Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker Reference Imagery: ESRI WMS 2010 Hospital Data: WHO Background Imagery: Landsat-7 / MODIS fusion Flood Analysis: / UNOSAT

Acquired: 28 August 2010 at 08:30 UTC

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Situation Update 3- Rising Flood Waters between Hyderabad & Thatta

Source: Crisis Satellite Data (1): ALOS PALSAR (FBD HH-HV) Resolution: 25 meters Image Date: 19 August 2010 Source: © JAXA, METI Satellite Data (2) :ALOS PALSAR (WB1 HH) Resolution: 100 meters Image Date: 21 August 2010 Source: © JAXA, METI Crisis Satellite Data (1) :MODIS Aqua & Terra Resolution: 250 meters Image Date: 28 August 2010 Source: NASA Rapid Response GIS Data: NGA, OCHA, USGS, OSM Transport Data: Google Map Maker Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker Hospital Data: WHO Flood Analysis: UNITAR / UNOSAT

Acquired: MODIS satellite data recorded 28 August at 08:30 UTC, and PALSAR data recorded on 19 and 21 August 2010.

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Situation Update 3- Flood Waters Rapidly Encircling Shahdadkot, Sindh Province

Source: Crisis Satellite Data (1) : MODIS Aqua & Terra Resolution : 250 meters Image Date : 23-27 August 2010 Source : NASA Rapid Response GIS Data : NGA, OCHA, USGS, OSM Transport Data : Google Map Maker Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker Reference Imagery : ESRI WMS 2010 Hospital Data : WHO Background Imagery : Landsat-7 / MODIS fusion Flood Analysis : : / UNOSAT

Acquired: 27 August 2010 at 06:10 UTC

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Situation Update 2: Rising Flood Waters between Hyderabad & Thatta, Sindh Province

Source: Crisis Satellite Data (1): ALOS PALSAR (FBD HH-HV)
Resolution: 25 meters
Image Date: 19 August 2010
Source: © JAXA, METI
Satellite Data (2) :ALOS PALSAR (WB1 HH)
Resolution: 100 meters
Image Date: 21 August 2010
Source: © JAXA, METI
Crisis Satellite Data (1) :MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution: 250 meters
Image Date: 26 August 2010
Source: NASA Rapid Response
GIS Data: NGA, OCHA, USGS, OSM
Transport Data: Google Map Maker
Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker
Hospital Data: WHO
Flood Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT

Acquired: MODIS satellite data recorded 26 August 08:40 UTC and PALSAR data recorded on 19 and 21 August 2010

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Situation Update 1: Rising Flood Waters Up & Downstream of Kotri Barrage, Hyderabad

Source: Crisis Satellite Data (1) :ALOS PALSAR (FBD HH-HV)
Resolution : 25 meters
Image Date : 19 August 2010
Source :© JAXA, METI
Satellite Data (2) :ALOS PALSAR (WB1 HH)
Resolution: 100 meters
Image Date: 21 August 2010
Source: © JAXA, METI
Crisis Satellite Data (1) :MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution :250 meters
Image Date :23 August 2010
Source :NASA Rapid Response
GIS Data :NGA, OCHA, USGS, OSM
Transport Data :Google Map Maker
Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker
Hospital Data : WHO
Flood Analysis :UNITAR / UNOSAT

Acquired: PALSAR satellite data recorded on 19 and 21 August as well as MODIS data recorded 05:40 UTC 24 August 2010.

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Situation Update 2: Flood Waters currently contained north of Shahdadkot, Sindh Province

Source: Crisis Satellite Data (1) : MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution : 250 meters
Image Date : 23-24 August 2010
Source : NASA Rapid Response
GIS Data : NGA, OCHA, USGS, OSM
Transport Data : Google Map Maker
Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker
Reference Imagery : ESRI WMS 2010
Hospital Data : WHO
Background Imagery : Landsat-7 / MODIS fusion
Flood Analysis : : / UNOSAT

Acquired: 24 August 2010 05:40 UTC; 23 August 2010 06:35 and 08:10 UTC

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Situation Update 1- Flood Waters Rising North of City of Shahdadkot, Sindh Province

Source: Crisis Satellite Data (1) : MODIS Aqua & Terra Resolution : 250 meters Image Date : 23 August 2010 Source : NASA Rapid Response GIS Data : NGA, OCHA, USGS, OSM Transport Data : Google Map Maker Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker Reference Imagery : ESRI WMS 2010 Hospital Data : WHO Background Imagery : Landsat-7 / MODIS fusion Flood Analysis : : / UNOSAT

Acquired: MODIS satellite data recorded at 06:35 and 08:10 UTC on 23 August 2010

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Situation Update 1- Current flooding of Jacobabad & Dera Allah Yar cities, Sindh and Balochistan

Source: Crisis Satellite Data (1): RADARSAT-2 Resolution: 25 meters Image Date: 5 August 2010 Copyright : Radarsat-2 © MDA 2010 Source: Canadian Space Agency GIS Data: NGA, OCHA, USGS, OSM Transport Data: Google Map Maker Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker Reference Imagery: ESRI WMS 2010 Hospital Data: WHO Background Imagery: Radarsat-2 / MODIS fusion Flood Analysis: UNITAR / UNOSAT

Acquired: Radarsat-2 satellite data recorded on 21 August 2010

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Flood Waters between the Cities of Dadu & Hyderabad, Sindh Province, Pakistan

Source: Crisis Satellite Data (1) : ALOS PALSAR
Polarization : HH-HV
Resolution : 25 meters
Image Date : 19 August 2010
Source : © JAXA, METI
Satellite Data (2) : ALOS PALSAR
Polarization : HH-HV
Resolution : 25 meters
Image Date : 4 July 2010
Source : © JAXA, METI
Satellite Data (3) : UK DMC2
Resolution : 32 meters
Image Date : 19 August 2010
Source : c) DMC International Imaging Ltd.
GIS Data : NGA, OCHA, USGS, OSM
Transport Data : Google Map Maker
Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker
Refugee Data : UNHCR
Hospital Data : WHO
Background Imagery : Landsat-7 / PALSAR fusion
WMS Imagery: ESRI
Flood Analysis :UNITAR / UNOSAT

Acquired: PALSAR sensor on 19 August and pre-crisis by PALSAR on 4 July 2010

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Flood Water Outflow from Indus near Sukkur Barrage Entering Balochistan Province, Pakistan

Source: Crisis Satellite Data (1) : MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution : 250 meters
Image Date : 8-18 August 2010
Source : NASA Rapid Response
Crisis Satellite Data (2) : RADARSAT-2
Resolution : 25 meters
Image Date : 5 August 2010
Copyright : Radarsat 2 © MDA 2010
Source : Canadian Space Agency
GIS Data : NGA, OCHA, USGS, OSM
Transport Data : Google Map Maker
Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker
Refugee Data : UNHCR
Hospital Data : WHO
Flood Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Map Production : UNITAR / UNOSAT

Acquired: Post-event MODIS 8-18 August 2010 & Radarsat-2 data on 10 August 2010

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Flood area; Sukkur Barrage, Sindh Province, Pakistan

Source: Crisis Satellite Data (1) : MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution : 250 meters
Image Date : 8-12 August 2010
Source : NASA Rapid Response
Crisis Satellite Data (2) : RADARSAT-2
Resolution : 25 meters
Image Date : 5 August 2010
Copyright : Radarsat 2 © MDA 2010
Source : Canadian Space Agency
Crisis Satellite Data (3) : PALSAR
Resolution : 100 meters
Image Date : 5 August 2010
Source : JAXA
GIS Data : NGA, OCHA, USGS, OSM
Transport Data : Google Map Maker
Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker
Refugee Data : UNHCR
Protected Sites : UNEP-WDPA
Baseline Imagery: ESRI WMS (Landsat-7)
Hospital Data : WHO
Flood Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Map Production : UNITAR / UNOSAT

Acquired: MODIS 8-12/08/2010, PALSAR 05/08/2010, & Radarsat-2 10/08/2010

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Flood area; Sukkur Barrage, Sindh Province, Pakistan

Source: Crisis Satellite Data (1) : RADARSAT-2
Resolution : 25 meters
Image Date : 5 August 2010
Copyright : Radarsat 2 © MDA 2010
Source : Canadian Space Agency
Crisis Satellite Data (2) : MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution : 250 meters
Image Date : 31 July - 1 August 2010
Source : NASA Rapid Response
Elevation Data : Aster GDEM
Source : METI & NASA 2009
GIS Data : NGA, OCHA, USGS
Transport Data : Google Map Maker
Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker
Refugee Data : UNHCR
Hospital Data : WHO
Flood Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Map Production : UNITAR / UNOSAT

Acquired: Post event 10/08/2010

Copyright UNOSAT map created 10/08/2010

 

Flood area; Nowshera District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Source: Crisis Satellite Data : Worldview-1
Resolution : 0.5m
Image Date : 2 August 2010
Source : USGS, DigitalGlobe
Charter PM (call 319: U.S. OFDA
GIS Data : NGA, OCHA, UNEP
Road Data : Open Street Map
Background Imagery : ESRI (Landsat7 WMS)
Refugee Data : UNHCR
Hospital Data : WHO
Damage Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Map Production : UNITAR / UNOSAT

Acquired: Post-event 02/08/2010

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Flood area; N.W.F.P & Punjab Provinces, Pakistan

Source: Crisis Satellite Data : MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution : 250 meters
Image Date : 31 July 2010
Source : NASA Rapid Response
PreCrisis Satellite Data : MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution : 250 meters
Image Date : 18 July 2010
Source : NASA Rapid Response
Elevation Data : Aster GDEM
Source : METI & NASA 2009
GIS Data : NGA, OCHA, UNEP
Hydrology Data : USGS HydroSheds
Road Data : Open Street Map
Bridge & Airfield Data : Google Maps
Background Imagery : ESRI (Landsat7 WMS)
Refugee Data : UNHCR
Hospital Data : WHO
Flood Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Map Production : UNITAR / UNOSAT

Acquired: Pre-event 18/07/2010; Post-event 31/07/2010

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Flood area, Tehsils of Peshawar & Mardan, N.W.F.P, Pakistan

Source: Crisis Satellite Data : MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution : 250 meters
Image Date : 31 July - 1 August 2010
Source : NASA Rapid Response
PreCrisis Satellite Data : MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution : 250 meters
Image Date : 26 July 2010
Source : NASA Rapid Response
Elevation Data : Aster GDEM
Source : METI & NASA 2009
GIS Data : NGA, OCHA, Google Maps
Hydrology Data : USGS HydroSheds
Road Data : Open Street Map
Bridge & Airfield Data : Google Maps
Background Imagery : ESRI (Landsat7 WMS)
Refugee Data : UNHCR
Health Center Data : WHO
Flood Analysis : UNITAR / UNOSAT
Map Production : UNITAR / UNOSAT

Acquired: Pre-event 25-26/07/2010; Post event 31/07/2010 & 01/08/2010

Copyright UNOSAT map created 02/08/2010

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