Flood in Bolivia

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Type of Event Flood, Landslide
Location of Event Bolivia
Date of Charter Activation 12 February 2014
Charter Requestor UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA
Project Management Remote Sensing Society of Bolivia (SELPER)

Description of the Event

Torrential rain in Bolivia has caused flooding responsible for the death of almost 40 people since the end of January. It is estimated that as many as 50,000 people have been affected.

The departments of La Paz, Beni and Pando in the central and northern areas of the country have been particularly affected by the flooding in addition to landslides causing further destruction.

21,000 people have been evacuated following the loss of their homes and an estimated 6000 hectares of crops have been destroyed.

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Flooding in Trinidad, Beni Department, Bolivia

Source: RISAT-1

Acquired: 18/03/2014

Copyright RISAT-1 data and products © ISRO/NRSC (2014) - All rights reserved
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Flooding in Trinidad, Beni Department, Bolivia

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 13/02/2014

Copyright TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2014 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

 

Flooding in Riberalta, Beni Department, Bolivia

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 13/02/2014

Copyright TerraSAR-X © German Aerospace Center (DLR), 2014 Airbus Defence and Space / Infoterra GmbH
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

 

 

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