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18 Aug 2017 description

Interpretation

This map shows landslides mapped from satellite imagery following the Regent event on 15 August 2017. The main landslide outline in Regent has been updated from the product released by UNITAR-UNOSAT (published 16 August, version 1.0) using the updated UNITAR-UNOSAT georectification of the satellite image on 17th August.

15 Aug 2017 description

Type of Event: Flood

Location of Event: Sierra Leone

Date of Charter Activation: 15 August 2017

Time of Charter Activation: 11:28:00

Time zone of Charter Activation: UTC+02:00

Charter Requestor: UNOOSA on behalf of FAO Sierra Leone Office and UN Country Team

Description of the event

Heavy rain has caused floods and mudslides in Sierra Leone, leaving over 300 dead.

08 Oct 2007 description

This map illustrates the total August rainfall accumulation for East Africa, derived from the CMORPH precipitation dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 10km for this region, and was calculated using microwave and infrared data from geostationary satellites. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and is not a substitute for ground station measurements.