Situation Update 3- Flood Waters Rapidly Encircling Shahdadkot, Sindh Province

Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:22:51 GMT
 International Charter Space and Major Disasters
Product ID: 1496 - English
Published: 27 Aug, 2010
GLIDE: FL-2010-000141-PAK
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 27.9116 x 67.843
BottomRight: 27.7987 x 67.982

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Analysis Findings: This is the third situational update on the status of flood waters advancing on the city of Shahdadkot, based on satellite data recorded today at 06:10 UTC (27 August 2010). A change detection analysis has been made comparing satellite imagery from this morning with imagery recorded daily since 23 August 2010. Immediately north of Shahdadkot, the reported makeshift embankment appears to be holding across most sections as of 06:10 UTC today (27 August 2010) however there is now a direct threat to Shahdadkot from advancing flood waters from the east, now within 4.5 km of the city; To the south-east of Shahdadkot, flood waters have surged east over 9km between 24-27 Aug. threatening to encircle Shahdadkot; Road access south from the city is currently open but under direct threat from the advancing water from the west, which could close almost all road access to Shahdadkot within 24-48hrs.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 : 23-27 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