Floods in Benin

More than 30,000 people are currently homeless in Benin and at least 7,000 hectares of crops are destroyed as a result of flooding. The most affected areas are So-Ava, Cotonou (1st, 2nd,3rd,6th and 9th Arrondissements) and Karimana communes. Indeed, unusually heavy rainfall during this rainy season with more forecasted over the next 3 days, the waters of the rivers Niger and Ouémé experienced unusually rapid rise, overflowing their banks to cause flooding in most parts of the country. The priority area of interest is the south and covers So-Ava Commune, Cotonou and Dangbo Commune.

Source: http://rescommunis.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/disasters-charter-activated-flood-in-benin/

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Status Update: 11/10/2010

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Contacts: 

 

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Email: un-spider@unoosa.org

Link: http://www.un-spider.org

 

Contact Point in Benin:

Mr. Abdoulaye DIEYE
GIS Officer
United Nations OCHA/ROWCA

Dakar, Senegal
Sacré-Coeur 3, VDN Villa n°9364
Tel : 33 869 85 14
Mobile : 77 569 96 54
E-mail : dieye3@un.org
Website: http://ochaonline.un.org/rowca

Coordinates of affected areas (AOI)

Geographical Coordinates for CHARTER activation request

Upper Left :
Lat:  6° 38’ 0” N
Long: 2° 21‘ 05” E   

Lower Right :
Lat: 6° 20’ 45” N
Long: 2° 36’ 12” E

International Charter Space and Major Disasters

Activation requested on 08/10/2010
Activation Request accepted: 11/10/2010
Requested by UN OCHA on behalf of UNOOSA
Link: www.disastercharter.org

 

Space-based resources:

Satellite Tasking No Satellite Sensor Time (UTC) Area Type Status Remarks/
Products
1 ENVISAT ASAR 11/10/2010 10:13

Upper Left :
Lat:  6° 38’ 0” N
Long: 2° 21‘ 05” E   

Lower Right :
Lat: 6° 20’ 45” N
Long: 2° 36’ 12” E

Post-Disaster Acquired ESA*

* Please contact spaceaid@unoosa.org for more information.

  

Situation reports:

UN-OCHA:
Link: http://www.reliefweb.int/

 

Disaster Information
Name: 
Floods in Benin
Region: 
Benin
Occurance Date: 
06/10/2010
latitude: 
8.83586
longitude: 
2.55981