Activation time (UTC): 2016-08-14 16:11:00
Event time (UTC): 2016-08-12 08:00:00
Event type: Flood
On 12 August 2016, heavy rainfall started in Louisiana, sending area rivers toward historic crests and causing at least three fatalities and thousands of evacuated people. Many missing people have been also registered. The areas surrounding the cities of Batoun Rouge and Lafayette are the most affected. The rain is expected to continue for several days. More than 24 inches of rain had fallen in some locations across the region by the morning of August 13th, and the state of emergency for the entire state of Louisiana has been declared.
Reference products: 10
Delineation products: 37
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Copernicus Emergency Management Service - Mapping is a service funded by European Commission aimed at providing actors in the management of natural and man-made disasters, in particular Civil Protection Authorities and Humanitarian Aid actors, with mapping products based on satellite imagery.
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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2016): Flood in Louisiana (2016-08-14). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/49e0a229-0b12-46a9-a2b9-5216019894ad
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