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Flood in Peru

Friday, 31 March 2017

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
Peru
Date of Charter Activation:
31 March 2017
Time of Charter Activation:
08:30:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:
UTC+02:00
Charter Requestor:
SIFEM Argentina on behalf of Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil de Perú - INDECI
Activation ID:
523
Project Management:
CONIDA

Description of the event

Peru is undergoing devastating floods which forecasts suggest could continue until May.

The Civil Protection Agency of Peru reports: 97 people have died, 184,112 people are affected, 30,184 houses were destroyed with more than 180,000 damaged, 232 bridges have been destroyed, 1596 kilometres of road were destroyed, and 35,597 hectares of crops have been lost.

The flooding is the result of a local El Niño weather system which has brought torrential rain to northern Peru since early March.

The cities of Piura, Trujillo and Chiclayo are among those worst affected, but estimates suggest that 800 villages have also been destroyed. The floods have caused mudflows to sweep into some cities, bringing further disruption.

The flood situation was made worse on 26 March, after the Piura River burst its banks, raising the water levels to 1.8 metres in some locations such as the town of Catacaos.

Areas affected by flood in Trujillo, Peru

Source: Worldview-3
Acquired: 01/04/2017

Copyright: Worldview-3 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Map produced by CONIDA

Areas affected by flood in Trujillo, Peru

Source: WorldView-3
Acquired: 01/04/2017

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

Areas affected by flood in Trujillo, Peru

Source: WorldView-3
Acquired: 01/04/2017

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

Areas affected by flooding in Trujillo, Peru

Source: Worldview-3
Acquired: 01/04/2017

Copyright: Worldview-3 © DigitalGlobe Inc.
Map produced by CONIDA

Flooded area surrounding Bello Lirio, Peru

Source: SPOT-7
Acquired: 07/04/2017

Copyright: SPOT-7 © Airbus DS 2017, all rights reserved.
Map produced by Yamaguchi University, Japan

Flooded areas in Piedral, Peru

Source: SPOT-7
Acquired: 07/04/2017

Copyright: SPOT-7 © Airbus DS 2017, all rights reserved.
Map produced by Yamaguchi University, Japan

Flooded area in Huan, Peru

Source: SPOT-7
Acquired: 07/04/2017

Copyright: SPOT-7 © Airbus DS 2017, all rights reserved.
Map produced by Yamaguchi University, Japan

A broken bridge due to Flood in Rio Chicame, Peru

Source: SPOT-7
Acquired: 07/04/2017

Copyright: SPOT-7 © Airbus DS 2017, all rights reserved.
Map produced by Yamaguchi University, Japan

A broken bridge due to Flood in Rio Chicame

Source: SPOT-7
Acquired: 07/04/2017

Copyright: SPOT-7 © Airbus DS 2017, all rights reserved.
Map produced by Yamaguchi University, Japan

Flood in Piura, Peru

Source: SPOT-6
Acquired: 04/04/2017

Copyright: SPOT-6 © CNES 2017 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved.
Map produced by Yamaguchi University, Japan

Change detection map of water bodies in the Chira River valley

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 08/03/2016
Post-disaster: 03/04/2017

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 CONIDA

Change detection map of water bodies in the Piura River valley

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 08/03/2016
Post-disaster: 03/04/2017

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 CONIDA

Water detection in Catacaos, Peru

Source: KOMPSAT-3
Acquired: 03/04/2017

Copyright: KOMPSAT-3 © KARI 2017
Map produced by CONIDA

Change detection map of Laguna La Nina in Piura

Source: Resurs-P /SPOT-6 / PeruSat-1
Acquired: Resurs-P: 01-04-2017
SPOT-6: 17-06-2016
PeruSat-1: 17-03-2017

Copyright: Resurs-P © ROSCOSMOS (2017) - All rights reserved
SPOT-6 © CNES 2017 - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
PeruSat-1 © CONIDA 2017
Map produced by CONIDA

Water detected in Piura and Catacaos, Peru

Source: TanDEM-X
Acquired: 01/04/2017

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