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 International Charter Space and Major Disasters
Product ID: 1489 - English
Published: 23 Aug, 2010
GLIDE: FL-2010-000141-PAK

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This map presents a situational update on the current flood water status for the cities of Jacobabad & Dera Allah Yar cities, Sindh and Balochistan Provinces based on Radarsat-2 satellite data recorded on 21 August 2010. Both cities have been severely affected by the rising flood waters over the last week; flood waters have likely inundated a majority of Dera Allah Yar city and cut road access from all sides; eastern sections of Jacobabad including Madadpur hospital are severely flooded with no functional road access; the flooding within the western side of the city is also severe; the Jacobabad airport has possible water inundation on the northern edge of the runway; over 17km of route N-65 between Jacobabad and Dera Allah Yar is now completely flooded; Further, as predicted in an earlier analysis released on 18 August (Product ID: 1480), Jacobabad has now been completely encircled by flood water, leaving no functional land transport routes for aid or evacuation. This situational analysis is based on a rapid visual assessment of the current satellite data available over this area and will be revised and updated as new data becomes available; this analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT. Map scale for A4: 1:125,000: Projection: UTM Zone 42N; Datum: WGS-84.
Crisis Satellite Data (1): RADARSAT-2
Resolution: 25 meters
Image Date: 5 August 2010
Copyright : Radarsat-2 © MDA 2010
Source: Canadian Space Agency
Transport Data: Google Map Maker
Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker
Reference Imagery: ESRI WMS 2010
Hospital Data: WHO
Background Imagery: Radarsat-2 / MODIS fusion
Flood Analysis: UNITAR / UNOSAT