Situation Update 2: Flood Waters currently contained north of Shahdadkot, Sindh Province

Tue, 24 Aug 2010 11:59:24 GMT
 International Charter Space and Major Disasters
Product ID: 1490 - English
Published: 24 Aug, 2010
GLIDE: FL-2010-000141-PAK
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TopLeft: 27.9116 x 67.843
BottomRight: 27.795 x 67.989

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This is the second situational update on the status of flood waters immediately north of the city of Shahdadkot; based on satellite data recorded this morning at 05:40 UTC (24 August 2010). A change detection analysis has been made comparing satellite imagery from this morning with imagery recorded approximately 24 hrs earlier on 06:35 and 08:10 UTC (23 August 2010). Flood waters have not measurably advanced over the last 24hrs along the northern edge of Shahdadkot, suggesting that the reported emergency embankment remains intact and continues to hold back a major water surge into the city as of 05:40 UTC today. To the south-east of Shahdadkot, flood waters have advanced 20km during the last 24 hours, likely closing the Canal road. Further, flooding continues to expand along route M-8 cutting off road traffic from Shahdadkot both to the east and west. Partial road access to the south still remains open with the exception of the flooding of the Canal Rd approximately 22km south-east of Shahdadkot. 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: 1:200,000; Projection: UTM Zone 42N; Datum: WGS-84.
Crisis Satellite Data (1) : MODIS Aqua & Terra
Resolution : 250 meters
Image Date : 23-24 August 2010
Source : NASA Rapid Response
GIS Data : NGA, OCHA, USGS, OSM
Transport Data : Google Map Maker
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Reference Imagery : ESRI WMS 2010
Hospital Data : WHO
Background Imagery : Landsat-7 / MODIS fusion
Flood Analysis : : / UNOSAT