26 December 2020
| Dataset date: November 19, 2020-November 19, 2020
This dataset updates: Never
UNOSAT code: TC20201116HND This map illustrates satellite-detected surface waters in Olancho Department of Honduras as observed from a Sentinel-1 image acquired on 18 November 2020 at 05:37 Local time. Within the analyzed area of about 4,400 km2, a total of about 32 km2 of lands appear to be flooded. Based on Worldpop population data and the detected surface waters, about 900 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 due to backscattering properties of the radar signal.