Flood in Namibia

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Type of Event Floods
Location of Event Namibia
Date of Charter Activation 01/04/2011
Charter Requestor UNOOSA on behalf of UNDP
Project Management Pacific Disaster Center

Description of the Event

Namibia declares a state of emergency after severe flooding in the north claiming 62 lives since January 2011. Floodwaves peaked on 28 March 2011 and a new flood wave is anticipated from upstream (Angola), peaking in the first week of April.

The flood has exceeded the 2009 flood, which had been considered to be the highest known in history. Reports from Angola indicate that more water is expected and the Namibian Meteorological Services predict more rainfall this week. 

 

 

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Flooding Northern Namibia
SPOT-5 - Satellite Imagery - 05 April 2011

Source: SPOT-5

Acquired: 05/04/11

Copyright Spot Image
Map produced by Namibia Hydrological Services

 

Flooding Northern Namibia
Formosat - Satellite Imagery - 12 April 2011

Source: Formosat

Acquired: 12/04/11

Copyright NSPO
Map produced by Namibia Hydrological Services

 

Flooding Northern Namibia
WorldView - Satellite Imagery - 15 April 2011

Source: WorldView

Acquired: 15/04/11

Copyright DigitalGlobe, USGS
Map produced by Namibia Hydrological Services

 

Flooding in Northern Namibia
SPOT-5 Satellite Imagery - 05 April 2011

Source: SPOT-5

Acquired: 05/04/11

Copyright Spot Image
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

 

Flooding in Northern Namibia
RADARSAT Radar Imagery - 24 March 2011

Source: RADARSAT

Acquired: 24/03/11

Copyright RADARSAT Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.(2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

 

Flooding Northern Namibia
TSX - Satellite Imagery - 11 April 2011

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 11/04/11

Copyright DLR
Map produced by Namibia Hydrological Services

 

Flooding Northern Namibia
RADARSAT - Satellite Imagery - 24 March 2011

Source: RADARSAT

Acquired: 24/03/11

Copyright RADARSAT Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.(2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by Namibia Hydrological Services

 

Flooding in Northern Namibia
JAXA Radar Imagery - 05 April 2011

Source: JAXA

Acquired: 05/04/11

Copyright JAXA
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

 

Flooding in Northern Namibia
GeoEye Satellite Imagery - 14 April 2011

Source: GeoEye

Acquired: 14/04/11

Copyright GeoEye
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

 

Flooding in Northern Namibia
FormoSat Satellite Imagery - 12 April 2011

Source: FormoSat

Acquired: 12/04/11

Copyright NSPO
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

 

Flooding in Northern Namibia
Envisat Radar Imagery - 14 April 2011

Source: Envisat

Acquired: 14/04/11

Copyright European Space Agency
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

 

Flooding in Northerrn Namibia
DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery - 07 April 2011

Source: DigitalGlobe

Acquired: 07/04/11

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center

 

Flooding in Northern Namibia
TSX-1 Satellite Imagery - 12 April 2011

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 12/04/11

Copyright DLR
Map produced by Pacific Disaster Center