This map illustrates satellite-detected surface waters in Izabal department of Guatemala as observed from a Sentinel-1 image acquired on 23 November 2020 at 05:45 Local time. Within the analyzed area of about 6,000 km2, a total of about 150 km2 of lands appear to be flooded. Based on Worldpop population data and the detected surface waters, about 8,600 people are potentially exposed or living close to flooded areas.
This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR-UNOSAT.
Important Note: Flood analysis from radar images may underestimate the presence of standing waters in built-up areas and densely vegetated areas