Overall Green alert Flood
in Spain

Flood impact summary

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

GDACS ID: 1100187
Deaths: 13
Displaced: 8720
Region: Andalusia, Castile-La Mancha, Valencian Community, Ontinyent, Orihuela, Almeria, Murcia, Santomera, Orihuela and Ontinyent, Jámula, Caudete, Spain
Countries: Spain
From - To 11 Sep - 14 Sep
Known identifiers for this event:


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Impact Assessement as of 12-09-2019

SENDAI Indicator A N Country Location Info
death 7 Spain Almeria
death 6 Spain Orihuela, Jámula, Almeria, Caudete, Spain
SENDAI Indicator B N Country Location Info
displaced 5000 Spain Valencian Community, Murcia
displaced 220 Spain Ontinyent, Orihuela
displaced 1500 Spain Santomera
displaced 2000 Spain Santomera, Orihuela and Ontinyent
rescued 170 Spain Orihuela, Ontinyent, Orihuela and Ontinyent
SENDAI Indicator D N Country Location Info
education - Spain Valencian Community, Murcia
roads - Spain Andalusia, Castile-La Mancha, Valencian Community
transport - Spain Almeria, Murcia

Satellite Observation


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 7 deaths and 5000 displaced 11 Sep 2019 14 Sep 2019 FloodList
2 6 deaths and 3720 displaced 12 Sep 2019 12 Sep 2019 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.