Extreme floods in North province of Cameroon

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Type of Event Flood
Location of Event Maga, Mayo-Danay
Date of Charter Activation 06 September 2012
Charter Requestor USGS on behalf of Civil Protection Directorate, Cameroon
Project Management European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Description of the Event

Extreme floods have devastated Northern regions of Cameroon. Nearly 20 people have died and thousands more are left homeless.

Continuous rainfall and the release of the Ladgo Dam caused the Benoe River to burst its banks, which flooded neighbouring residential areas.

Faro, Mayo Louti, and Benoue areas were most hard-hit by the floods, destroying crop and rice fields thus causing shortages of food supplies. There are growing concerns of infections such as cholera and malaria being spread through flood waters.

Rescue operations are under way; more than 2,500 people have been medically treated and placed into tents.

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Thematic map of potential flood waters northern province around city of Maga

Source: Sich-2

Acquired: 10/09/2012

Copyright CSIRP and NFC

 

Delineation Map - Detail map of Lake Maga
Scale: 1:20000

Source: RADARSAT-2
SPOT-5

Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 09/09/2012
SPOT-5: 09/01/2012 and 05/01/2011

Copyright European Commission

 

Delineation Map - Detail - Monit. 01 - Lake Maga
Scale: 1:20000

Source: SPOT-5

Acquired: SPOT-5: 09/01/2012

Copyright European Commission

 

Delineation Map - Overview of Garoua

Source: RADARSAT-2
SPOT-5

Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 09/09/2012
SPOT-5: 09/01/2012 and 05/01/2011

Copyright European Commission

 

Reference Map - Detail map of Lake Maga
Scale: 1:20000

Source: SPOT-5

Acquired: SPOT-5: 09/01/2012

Copyright European Commission

 

Reference Map - Overview of Lake Maga
Scale: 1:50000

Source: SPOT-5

Acquired: SPOT-5: 09/01/2012

Copyright European Commission

 

Delineation Map - Detail view of Garoua
Scale: 1:20000

Source: RADARSAT-2
SPOT-5

Acquired: RADARSAT-2 - 09/01/2012 SPOT-5 - 09/01/2012 and 29/10/2007

Copyright European Commission

 

Delineation Map - Overview of Garoua
Scale: 1:50000

Source: RADARSAT-2
SPOT-5

Acquired: RADARSAT-2: 09/09/2012
SPOT-5: 09/01/2012 and 29/10/2012

Copyright European Commission

 

Reference Map - Detail map of Garoua
Scale: 1:20000

Source: SPOT-5

Acquired: 09/01/2012

Copyright European Commission

 

Reference Map - Overview of Garoua
Scale: 1:50,000

Source: SPOT-5

Acquired: 09/01/2012

Copyright European Commission