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Flood in Chile

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Chile
Date of Charter Activation:
13 May 2017
Time of Charter Activation:
13:59:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC-03:00
Charter Requestor:
ONEMI
Activation ID:
530
Project Management:
CNES

Description of the event

It was reported that several cities would be at risk of heavy rainfall and consequent flooding, including La Serena and Santiago in Chile. Local authorities predicted that the capital of Santiago would have 25-50mm that is about 1-2 inches of rain on 12 May.

However, that prediction was an understatement and on 13 May, Santiago, a city on the west coast was hit by heavy flooding; resulting from heavy rain and winds, due to a storm spinning in the Pacific Ocean. The country faced wet weather earlier in the week which intensified on 11 May causing heavy flooding over the weekend.

Following this catastrophic event, it has been reported that two people have died and over 3000 people were forced to leave their homes. Several cars and other vehicles had been wrecked on the waterlogged streets as a result of the Salado River banks overflowing into the town and dividing it into two.

Change analysis of the flood at Atacama Region, Chañaral

Source: Pleiades-1A
Acquired: 14/07/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CIREN

Areas affected by the flood at Atacama region, Chañaral

Source: Pleiades-1A
Acquired: 14/05/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CIREN

Change analysis of the flood at Huasco in the Atacama Region

Source: KOMPSAT-3 / Pleiades
Acquired: KOMPSAT-3: 13/03/2016 Pleiades: 14/05/2017

Copyright: KOMPSAT-3 © KARI 2015
Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CIREN

Area affected by the flood at Huasco in the Atacama Region

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 14/05/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CIREN

Change analysis of the flood at Vallenar in the Atacama Region

Source: KOMPSAT-3 / Pleiades
Acquired: KOMPSAT-3: 20/12/2015
Pleiades: 14/05/2017

Copyright: KOMPSAT-3 © KARI 2015
Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CIREN

Areas affected by the flood at Alto del Carmen in the Atacama Region

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 14/05/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CIREN

Change analysis of the flood at Alto del Carmen in the Atacama Region

Source: KOMPSAT-3 / Pleiades
Acquired: KOMPSAT-3: 30/11/2015
Pleiades: 14/05/2017

Copyright: KOMPSAT-3 © KARI 2015
Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CIREN

Change analysis of the flood at Copiapo in the Atacama Region

Source: KOMPSAT-3 / Pleiades
Acquired: KOMPSAT-3: 17/05/2015
Pleiades: 14/05/2017

Copyright: KOMPSAT-3 © KARI 2015
Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CIREN

Areas affected by the flood at Copiapo in the Atamaca Region

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 14/05/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CIREN

Areas affected by the flood at El Salado in the Atacama Region

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 14/05/2017

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CIREN

Flood extent in Atacama Region, El Salado

Source: KOMPSAT-3 / Pleiades-1A
Acquired: Pre-disaster: KOMPSAT-3 - 24/09/2016
Post-disaster: Pleiades - 14/05/2017

Copyright: KOMPSAT-3 © KARI 2016
Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CIREN

Flood in Atacama Region, El Salado

Source: KOMPSAT-3 / Pleiades-1A
Acquired: Pre-disaster: KOMPSAT-3 - 24/09/2016
Post-disaster: Pleiades - 14/05/2017

Copyright: KOMPSAT-3 © KARI 2016
Pleiades © CNES (2017) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by CIREN