Argentina Flooding 2017
The NASA Disasters Program is assisting Argentinian authorities to respond to torrential rains and flooding in southern Argentina. The rains began at the end of March and have caused the Dulce and Chico Rivers to overflow, affecting cities in that area. The City of Comodoro Rivadavia has been particularly hard hit, with estimates that up to 80% of the City has been destroyed by the floods and mudslides after the City received more than a year of rain in less than a week.
The NASA Disasters Program will furnish stream flow and inundation predictions and flood maps generated from synthetic aperture radar data from ESA’s Sentinel-1 mission.