Overall Orange alert Flood
in Somalia

Flood impact summary

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

GDACS ID: 1100240
Deaths: 11
Displaced: 270000
Region: Bari, Bay, Gedo, Hiiraan, Nugaal, Baidoa, Belet Weyne, Bardheere, Luuq, Doolow, Jowhar, Jubaland Government Guest house, Somalia
Countries: Somalia
From - To 20 Oct - 20 Oct
Known identifiers for this event:


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Impact Assessement as of 20-10-2019

SENDAI Indicator A N Country Location Info
death 3 Somalia Belet Weyne
death 4 Somalia Belet Weyne
death 4 Somalia Bardheere
missing 4 Somalia Belet Weyne
SENDAI Indicator B N Country Location Info
affected 6000 Somalia Baidoa, Jubaland Government Guest house, Bardheere
displaced 270000 Somalia Somalia
SENDAI Indicator C N Country Location Info
agriculture 250 Somalia Bardheere, Luuq, Doolow
agriculture 10200 Somalia Jowhar
SENDAI Indicator D N Country Location Info
roads - Somalia Baidoa

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 11 deaths and 270000 displaced 20 Oct 2019 20 Oct 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.