Flood Waters Over Ampara and Batticaloa Districts, Sri Lanka (as of 30 Dec 2014)

This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of probable flood waters as detected in a Radarsat-2 satellite image collected 30 December 2014. Detected flood waters are primarily concentrated along coastal areas and shores of inland lakes, with few large bodies of flood waters detected. Numerous roads and railroads are likely inundated by flood waters which may impede transport in those areas. It is likely that flood waters have been systematically underestimated in highly vegetated areas along main river banks, and within built-up urban areas because of the characteristics of the satellite data used. This analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR /UNOSAT.