Flood in England

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Type of Event Flood
Location of Event England, United Kingdom
Date of Charter Activation 21 December 2012
Charter Requestor CCS
Project Management Environment Agency (of England and Wales)

Description of the Event

Heavy rain swept across the UK over the weekend of 22 and 23 December, with more forecast to come. This has resulted in flooding across the country, particularly affecting south-west England and Wales.

As of 24 December, the Environment Agency have issued 140 flood warnings and 261 flood alerts, covering every region of the country.

The wet conditions have persisted since the flooding at the end of November, causing further disruption as the already saturated ground receives further downpours.

Dozens of homes have been evacuated due to the flooding and there are concerns that some rivers, such as the Thames and Severn, will flood.

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Flood area on 26/12/2012 - River Thames

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 26/12/2012

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 26/12/2012 - River Severn and River Thames

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 26/12/2012

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 26/12/2012 - River Severn and River Thames

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 26/12/2012

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 26/12/2012 - River Severn

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 26/12/2012

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