Description of the event
Heavy rains across Argentina and Bolivia have caused widespread damage with authorities activating emergency operations to evacuate residents and provide aid.
Over 10 thousand residents were evacuated from villages along the Pilcomayo River, northwest Argentina. The floodwaters washed away homes and cars as heavy rains persisted for days.
In the town of Salta residents were airlifted to safety after the Pilcomayo river rose over 6 metres. Officials said the water is expected to rise further over the coming days.
JAMAICA Earthquakes and Hurricanes RISK PROFILE
What is a country disaster risk profile?
An estimation of the potential economic losses to property caused by adverse natural hazards.
Country Disaster Risk Profile Applications
- Develop key baseline data
- Evaluate impact of disasters
- Promote and inform risk reduction
- Inform disaster risk financing
Tropical cyclone DINEO struck Mozambique mid-February 2017 and destroyed houses and infrastructure in the region of the city Inhambane. Since SOS operated a children village in the area, ZKI was activated and used very high resolution radar and optical satellite imagery to generate emergency mapping products. The maps support the damage assessment and planning of reconstruction and recovery measures in the area. The emergency mapping products were generated in the frame of a joint project, kindly funded by Allianz.