Disasters Charter: Floods in Namibia

April 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Posted in Remote Sensing Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The Disasters Charter has been activated for Floods in Namibia:

Flood in Namibia

Type of Event: Floods
Location of Event: Namibia
Date of Charter Activation: 01/04/2011
Charter Requestor: UNOOSA on behalf of UNDP
Project Management: Pacific Disaster Center

Description of the Event
Namibia declares a state of emergency after severe flooding in the north claiming 62 lives since January 2011. Floodwaves peaked on 28 March 2011 and a new flood wave is anticipated from upstream (Angola), peaking in the first week of April.

The flood has exceeded the 2009 flood, which had been considered to be the highest known in history. Reports from Angola indicate that more water is expected and the Namibian Meteorological Services predict more rainfall this week.

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