Flood in England

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Type of Event Flood
Location of Event England, United Kingdom
Date of Charter Activation 27 November 2012
Charter Requestor Environment Agency (of England and Wales)
Project Management Environment Agency (of England and Wales)

Description of the Event

There has been widespread flooding across a number of regions within England during the last 5 days and the event is still ongoing.

Environment Agency - BBC News

Over 900 properties have been flooded and two deaths have been reported. In addition to the flooded properties there has been widespread inundation of agricultural land on floodplains.

Among the affected areas are: Somerset levels, Oxford, Tewkesbury, Darlington to York, Nene Washlands, and Nottingham.

As of 29 November 2012, there have been 1650 flooded properties in total and one further fatality (3 deaths in total).

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Estimated flood extent on 30/11/2012 approximately 8900 ha within the Satellite data extent.
The flood extent was estimated from RADARSAT-2 data with HH Polarisation at 8 metre resolution.

Source: RADARSAT-2

Acquired: 30/11/2012

Copyright RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2012) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by Environment Agency, National Operations, Geomatics

 

Estimated flood extent on 30/11/2012 approximately 9080 ha within the Satellite data extent.
The flood extent was estimated from RADARSAT-2 data with HH Polarisation at 8 metre resolution.

Source: RADARSAT-2

Acquired: 30/11/2012

Copyright RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2012) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by Environment Agency, National Operations, Geomatics

 

Estimated flood extent areas are provided on each map.
The flood extent was estimated from TerraSAR-X in ScanSAR mode with HH polarisation at 8 meter resolution.

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 28/11/2012

Copyright TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X © 2012 German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2012 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by Environment Agency, National Operations, Geomatics

 

Estimated flood extent on 29/11/2012 - approximately 4620 ha within the Satellite extent.

The flood extent was estimated from TerraSAR-X in ScanSAR mode with HH polarisation at 3 metre resolution.

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 29/11/2012

Copyright TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X © 2012 German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2012 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH

Map produced by Environment Agency, National Operations, Geomatics

 

Flood area on 28/11/2012 - Somerset Levels, UK
Aerial photography campaign overlaid

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: Pre-crisis: 08/04/2010
Post-crisis: 23/11/2012, 26/11/2012 and 28/11/2012

Copyright TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X © 2012 German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2012 Astrium Services / Infoterra GmbH

Map produced by Environment Agency, National Operations, Geomatics