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Flood in Argentina

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Argentina
Date of Charter Activation:
12 April 2017
Time of Charter Activation:
19:30:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
Secretaria Nacional de Protección Civil de Argentina – Min. de Seguridad SIFEM Argentina
Activation ID:
525
Project Management:
CONAE

Description of the event

Torrential rain has caused flooding in Argentina, forcing thousands of people to evacuate.

The rain started at the end of March and has caused the Dulce and Chico Rivers to overflow, affecting cities in the area.

One city which has particularly been affected is Rivadavia. Estimates suggest that 80% of the city has been destroyed by floods and mudslides after the city received more than a year of rain in less than a week. Bridges and roads in the city were destroyed or disrupted and much of the city is flooded with mud and water.

A yellow alert is also in place for the Río Hondo reservoir, located in northern Argentina, which is overflowing.

Flooding on the Dulce River in Santiago del Estero, Argentina

Source: ResourceSat-2
Acquired: 26/04/2017

Copyright: ResourceSat-2 data and products © ISRO (2017) - All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding on the Dulce River, Argentina

Source: WorldView-3
Acquired: 14/04/2017

Copyright: WorldView-3 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding on the Dulce River, Termas de Rio Hondo City, Argentina

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 19/04/2017

Copyright: RapidEye © Planet (2017) - All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding on the Dulce River, Argentina

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 18/04/2017

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2016) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding on the Dulce River

Source: ALOS-2
Acquired: 08/01/2016 & 14/04/2017

Copyright: © JAXA (2017) - All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding on the Dulce River

Source: TanDEM-X
Acquired: 18/04/2017

Copyright: TanDEM-X DLR e. V. 2017, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding on the Dulce River

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 15/04/2017

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2016) - All Rights Reserved.
RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding on the Dulce River

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 14/04/2017

Copyright: RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (2017) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding in Santiago del Estero City

Source: RapidEye
Acquired: 13/04/2017

Copyright: RapidEye © Planet (2017) - All rights reserved
Map produced by CONAE

Flood in Santiago del Estero Province

Source: Terra / Aqua
Acquired: Terra: 18/03/2017
Aqua: 13/04/2017

Copyright: Terra and Aqua © NASA
Map produced by CONAE

Flooding on the Dulce River

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 13/04/2017

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

Flooding on the Dulce River

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 13/04/2017

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