Application Note

[Disaster Management] Floods in Asuncion, Paraguay

SI Imaging Services
2019-05-31 00:59

Floods on April 16th, 2019 caused by the flooding of the Paraguay River left a total of 88,000 people homeless and caused one of the biggest crises in the country in the past 50 years. The catastrophe caused considerable damage in places located all along the Paraguay River and the government decided to declare an environmental emergency. The statistics report 30,000 displaced people only in Asuncion, while parks, streets and other places are turning into improvised shelters, because of the lack of housing for the affected people. This application note analyzed the range of affected area due to the flooding with KOMPSAT-3 satellite images.

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