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 International Charter Space and Major Disasters
Product ID: 1497 - English
Published: 29 Aug, 2010
GLIDE: FL-2010-000141-PAK

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This is the third situational update on the status of rising flood waters between the cities of Hyderabad and Thatta, in Thatta disrict based on a time series of MODIS satellite data recorded this morning (28 August at 08:30 UTC) and PALSAR data recorded on 19 and 21 August 2010. Over the last 24 hours there has been a major expansion of flood water on eastern bank of Indus, threatening the towns of Daro and Sujawal in Thatta district, advancing over 9 km; the city of Thatta remains at high risk, however the leading edge of flood waters less than 4km to the east have remained stable over the last 24 hours, indicating that local barriers were continuing to hold. Sections of route N-5 north of Thatta are likely flooded as waters converge with Lake Khinjar; the town of Bannu on the eastern bank of Indus is also currently threatened. The situation within the Hyderabad area and Kotri Barrage has remained stable over last 24 hrs with little or no indications of significant expansion in flood water extent. 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: 1:740,000; Projection: UTM Zone 42N - WGS-84.
Crisis Satellite Data (1): ALOS PALSAR (FBD HH-HV)
Resolution: 25 meters
Image Date: 19 August 2010
Source: © JAXA, METI
Satellite Data (2) :ALOS PALSAR (WB1 HH)
Resolution: 100 meters
Image Date: 21 August 2010
Source: © JAXA, METI
Crisis Satellite Data (1) :MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution: 250 meters
Image Date: 28 August 2010
Source: NASA Rapid Response
Transport Data: Google Map Maker
Transport Data Copyright: © 2009 Google - Improve with Google Map Maker
Hospital Data: WHO
Flood Analysis: UNITAR / UNOSAT