Floods in Paraguay

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Type of Event Flood
Location of Event Paraguay
Date of Charter Activation 30 April 2012
Charter Requestor Sistema Federal de Emergencias (SIFEM)
Project Management CONAE

Description of the Event

Heavy rain, which began in March, has caused the Pilcomayo river in Paraguay to overflow; resulting in flooding throughout the country. An estimated 13,000 families have been isolated due to the floods.

The main affected areas are: 

North of the country: Puerto Casedo, Pinasco
Central area of the country: Villa Choferes del Chaco, Tte. Manuel Irala Fernandez, Cruce Pioneros
South of the country: Teniente Esteban Martinez, Cacique Sapo

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Paraguay Floods - Asuncion area

Source: Landsat 7 - Sensor: ETM+

Acquired: 15/03/2012, 31/03/2012, 16/04/2012, 02/05/2012

Copyright USGS
Map produced by CONAE

 

Paraguay Floods - Concepcion area

Source: Landsat 7 - Sensor: ETM+

Acquired: 31/03/2012 and 02/05/2012

Copyright USGS
Map produced by CONAE

 

Paraguay - Flood - May 2012 - Departamento Presidente Hayes
Change detection on 15/04/12 and 04/05/12

Source: Resourcesat-1 - Sensor: AWiFS

Acquired: 15/04/2012 and 04/05/2012

Copyright ISRO
Map produced by CONAE

 

Paraguay - Flood - May 2012 - Departamento Presidente Hayes

Source: Resourcesat-1 - Sensor: AWiFS

Acquired: 04/05/2012

Copyright ISRO
Map produced by CONAE

 

This product was produced using digital techniques.
This map shows the flooded area near Pedernal Naranjaty.

Source: SPOT

Acquired: 03/05/2012

Copyright CNES
Map produced by CONAE 2012