Satellite detected water over Dadaab Sub County, Garissa County

This map illustrates satellite-detected flood water extent over Dadaab & Lagdera Sub Counties, Garissa County, Kenya. The analysis was conducted analyzing Sentinel-1 image acquired on the 4 May 2018. Within the analysis extent, ~ 43,300 ha of land appear to be inundated and around 23,000 people are living inside this flood water extent. Within the analysis extent, around 23,300 ha of inundated land are located inside Dabaad Sub County, potentially affecting 18,200 people. Several refugee camps, specially the ones located inside Dadaab Sub County, seem to be affected by the floods, being Ifo 2 Refugee Camp the most affected one. It is likely that flood waters have been systematically underestimated along highly vegetated areas along main river banks and within built-up urban areas because of the special characteristics of the satellite data used. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR UNOSAT.

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Author UNITAR-UNOSAT
Maintainer 83fa9515-3ba4-4f1d-9860-f38b20f80442
Last Updated April 21, 2020, 13:51 (CDT)
Created July 22, 2019, 16:23 (CDT)
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harvest_url https://data.humdata.org/dataset/01996229-a53d-4070-baae-7724787c8150