Maria is the 6th hurricane to have formed in the Atlantic Basin this season. Rainfall on many of the islands on Maria’s path could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. In the U.S . Virgin Islands and in Puerto Rico the Public Authorities have convened in advance of Hurricane Maria and have already placed several provinces on alert for hurricane conditions. Authorities a re evaluating priority evacuation zones.
The present map shows the flood delineation in the area of Salinas (United States). The thematic layer has been derived from post-event satellite image using a semi-automatic approach. The estimated geometric accuracy is 5 m CE90 or better, from native positional accuracy of the background satellite image.