Mud slide in Argentina

The Government reports that the Tartagal river has overflowed, resulting in mudslides flowing into much of the town. It confirms that there have been some fatalities. Source : Glide number

 

A massive mudslide set off by heavy downpours affected thousands of people in Tartagal, in the north of the province of Salta, Argentina. According to officials, hundreds of people have been evacuated and 8 are missing. Some buildings were submerged in up to 1 metre of mud.

Source : International Charter for "Space and Major Disaster"

 

Ressources from OCHA/Reliefweb, click here

 

Map ressources :

Tartagal city, Salta Province Argentina. Tartagal fusion image on 13/02/09.

Tartagal city, city and river, Salta Province, Argentina. Post event (09/02/2009) image.

Tartagal city, city and river, Salta Province, Argentina.Post event (Feb. 9, 2009) image: Multiple scares (zone of depletion) of soils and debris avalanches of the Tartagal flood.

Tartagal city, city and river, Salta Province, Argentina. Post event (Feb. 9, 2009) image

Tartagal city, city and river, Salta Province, Argentina. Post event (Feb. 9, 2009) image: Multiple scares (zone of depletion) of soils and debris avalanches of the Tartagal flood.

Tartagal city, city and river, Salta Province, Argentina. Multiple scares (zone of depletion) of soils and debris avalanches of the Tartagal flood.

All the ressources are from SEGEMAR, CSA, CONAE, CNES and International Charter for "Space and Major Disasters"

Disaster Information
Name: 
Mud slide in Argentina
Region: 
Argentina
Occurance Date: 
01/02/2009