Overall Red alert Flood
in Mozambique

Flood impact summary

This flood is expected to have a high humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on update 2: (21 Mar 2019 13:20) .

GDACS ID: 1000227
Deaths: 202
Displaced: 17100
Region: Pernambuco
Countries: Beira City
From - To 09 Mar - 29 Mar
Known identifiers for this event: 2019-000021

GDACS Score

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Impact Assessement as of 01-01-1900

Satellite Observation

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Timeline of revisions

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDAlert ColorPopulation affectedStart DateEnd DateSource
1 15 killed and 0 displaced FloodList
2 202 killed and 17100 displaced FloodList

Flood polygons

This polygon (translucent blue with a blue border) is drawn by the analysts recording the flood event. It is meant to include all the areas reported as affected, by official source or the media. It does not represent the area actually under water.

Microwave flood detection

Flooded area, as detected in microwaves by the Global Flood Detection System of the JRC, based on NASA TRMM/GPM observations. This system has a rather low resolution (of 5-10km) but is not affected by clouds.
For more details, see http://www.unisdr.org/files/9622_LBNA23303ENC002.pdf.
The areas with a flood signal along the coast are an artefact of the system and should not be considered.

Optical Flood detection

Flooded area as detected in optical wavelengths by NASA/MODIS, known as "MODIS Flood Product". Data are made available by NASA GSFC Flood Mapping Project, http://oas.gsfc.nasa.gov/floodmap/index.html. Resolution of 250m, heavily affected by cloud cover.